Prof Filipo Osella

Prof of Anthropology and South Asian Studies / Anthropology, Cultural Studies

Filippo Osella is Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies (Anthropology, Cultural Studies) and Reader in Social Anthropology (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development) in Sussex University. His specialist areas are: Kerala, South India, South Asia, Gulf countries: social reproduction and stratification;popular religion (Hinduism & Islam) and reform movements; migration; masculinity; consumption.

He conducted his doctoral research in rural Kerala, South India, and published two joint monographs, one on issues of stratification, identity and social mobility among an ex-‘untouchable’ community (Social Mobility in Kerala, 2000, Pluto Press), and another on masculinities (Men and Masculinity in South India, 2007, Anthem Press). His current research, funded by a three year ESRC Research Grant (see ESRC ‘Regard’ database for more details), examines contemporary identity transformations among a South Indian Muslims, with fieldwork in Kozhikode (Calicut) and a number of Gulf Countries. He is currently co-editing a special issue of Modern Asian Studies on ‘Islamic reform movements in South Asia’ (with C Osella); a special issue of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies on ‘The politics of food in South Asia’ (with C Osella); and a special issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute on ‘Islam, politics and modernity’ (with B Soares)

Latest Content