Dr Charles Beach
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
I started my anthropology career as an undergrad at the University of Kent, Canterbury where I graduated with a BA in Social Anthropology.
After spending a few years working and traveling, I trained as a TEFL teacher and taught English at a state vocational college in Colombia where I became fascinated in the borderlands of Colombia and Venezuela and decided to return to university to do a Research Masters and then a PhD about gasoline smuggling and the social movements that surround it.
I completed my PhD in Social Anthropology at UCL in the autumn of 2023 during which time I was a tutor on the anthropology departments’ flagship module ‘Introduction to social Anthropology’ module, and a seminar leader on the Institute of the Americas’ Introduction to Latin American History and Politics’.
- Colombia, Venezuela and their borderlands
- Social movements
- Trade unionism
- Cross border commerce and Illicit economies
- Folklore, religion, and grass roots politics
- Political theology of Catholic republics
States and Citizens in Political Anthropology