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Dr Elizabeth Ewart

Dr Elizabeth Ewart

  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Anthropology

Dr Elizabeth Ewart is University Lecturer in the anthropology of Lowland South America. Her doctoral research focused on Panará concepts of self and other by examining the relationships between Panará people and other indigenous groups of the area, as well as non-indigenous people.

Elizabeth served as the Head of the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography between 2018 and 2021.


Dr Ewart's research is with indigenous people in Central Brazil where she has lived and worked with Panará people. Her research interests include the anthropology of Lowland South America, Brazil, indigenous peoples, Amerindian cosmology, material anthropology, body arts, the social significance of everyday practices and sensory perception.

Selected publication

‘Appropriation, imitation and creation: glass beadwork among Panará people’ in S. Bunn (ed.) Anthropology and Beauty: From Aesthetics to Creativity, London: Routledge, 2018, pp. 403-417