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Dr Elizabeth Hallam

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Dr Elizabeth Hallam

  • Research Fellow in Anthropology
  • Associate Professor in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology

Dr Elizabeth Hallam is an Associate Professor in Visual, Material, and Museum Anthropology. She is also a Research Affiliate at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford.

She is the Editor of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.


Dr Hallam’s research and publications focus on the anthropology of the body; death and dying; material and visual cultures; human anatomy; three-dimensional models, especially in medical education; making and design; mixed-media sculpture; history and anthropology; experimental research with images and texts.

She is currently developing collaborative museum, exhibition and installation projects.

Selected publication

Her most recent book is Anatomy Museum: Death and the Body Displayed (Reaktion), which won the Wellcome Medal for Anthropology as Applied to Medical Problems.