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Prof. Paul Clough
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Prof. Paul Clough has his BA and D.Phil. degrees from Oxford University.  In 1996, his D.Phil. was runner-up (second place) for the Audrey Richards Prize, awarded every two years for the best doctoral thesis in any branch of African Studies, by the African Studies Association of the United Kingdom (ASA-UK).  He has conducted anthropological fieldwork for over thirty years among the Hausa people of West Africa.  His most recent publications on the Hausa are: ‘The Impact of Changing Political Economy on Gender Relations in Islamising Rural Hausaland, Nigeria’, in the journal Africa Vol. 79 No. 4 November 2009; ‘”Knowledge in Passing”: Reflexive Anthropology and Religious Awareness’, in the journal Anthropological Quarterly Vol. 79 No. 2 Spring 2006; and ‘Polygamy and the Rural Accumulation of Capital: Testing a Model Based on Continuing Research in Northern Nigeria’ in the Dutch journal Etnofoor  Vol. 16 No. 1, 2003.  Prof. Clough has always been especially interested in Economic Anthropology  and Political Economy.  And so, he has also focused on the connections between religion and economy.  Together with Dr. Jon Mitchell of Sussex University, he edited the volume Powers of Good and Evil: Moralities, Commodities, and Popular Belief (2001, Berghahn: Oxford and New York).  Most recently he has developed a new interest – in the field of Ethics as an essential part of culture.  This led him to publish ‘Between anthropology and philosophy: the relevance of kinship to moral reasoning in Culture and in the Philosophy of Ethics’, in the journal Social Analysis Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring 2007.  Prof. Clough is chief editor of the international Journal of Mediterranean Studies published twice yearly by the Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta.  His book, Morality and Economic Growth in West Africa – Indigenous Accumulation in Hausaland will be published in March by Berghahn Books.

Publications

  • Jointly edited volumes: 2007 (with Anthony Bonnano) Journal of Mediterranean Studies, Vol. 17 No. 1 2007

  • 2001 P. Clough, J. Mitchell (eds.) Powers of Good and Evil: Moralities, Commodities and Popular Belief. New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

  • Singly edited volumes, Journal of Mediterranean Studies (Mediterranean Institute, University of Malta):
    • Vol. 9 No. 2 1999
    • Vol. 11 No. 2 2001
    • Vol. 13 No. 1 2003
    • Vol. 15 No. 1 2005

Articles in International Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  • 2009 ‘The Impact of Changing Political Economy on Gender Relations in Islamising Rural Hausaland, Nigeria’, Africa, Vol. 79, No. 4, 2009 (International African Institute, Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham).

  • 2007 ‘Between anthropology and philosophy: the relevance of kinship to moral reasoning in culture and in moral theory’, Social Analysis – The International Journal of Cultural and Social Practice, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2007 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books).

  • 2006 ‘ “Knowledge in Passing”: Reflexive Anthropology and Religious Awareness’, Anthropological Quarterly,Vol. 79, No. 2, 2006 (George Washington University).

  • 2003 `Polygyny and the Rural Accumulation of Capital: Testing a Model Based on Continuing Research in Northern Nigeria`, Etnofoor, Vol. 16, No. 1 , 2003 (University of Amsterdam).

  • 2003 `Afterword: International Discussion Section - Jeff Pratt’s Anthropology and Political Movements’ (Journal of Mediterranean Studies Vol. 11 No. 2 2001), Journal of Mediterranean Studies Volume 13, Number 1, 2003 (University of Malta).

  • 1985 ‘The Social Relations of Grain Marketing in Northern Nigeria`, Review of African Political Economy, No. 34, December 1985.

  • 1984 P. Clough, G. Williams, ‘Dynamics of Inequality in Rural Hausaland, Nigeria’, Comparative Rural and Regional Studies. (University of Guelph, Canada, Fall 1984).

  • 1981 ‘Farmers and Traders in Hausaland, Nigeria’, Development and Change, Vol. 12, No. 2, April 1981 (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague).

Articles in Books:

  • 2008 (with Isabelle Borg), ‘Society in the Body and the Body of Society: A Social Analysis of the Art of the Body in Contemporary Malta’, in Raphael Vella (ed.) Cross-currents: Critical Essays on Art and Culture in Malta. Malta: Allied Publications. This volume won Second Place in the Research Category at the National Book Awards, 2010, Malta.

  • 1999 ‘The Relevance of Religion and Culture to Commercial Accumulation: Fieldwork on Muslim Hausa Exchange and Agricultural Trade in Northern Nigeria`, in B. Harriss-White (ed.), Agricultural Markets From Theory to Practice: Field Experience in Developing Countries. London: Macmillan Press.

  • 1987 P. Clough, G. Williams, ‘Decoding Berg: The World Bank in Rural Northern Nigeria’, in M. Watts (ed.), State, Oil, and Agriculture in Nigeria. Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

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Anthroplogy Study-Exchanges in the EU
The Department of Anthropological Sciences has a number of active Erasmus links to various Anthropology Departments in the EU (see list below).  This results in a two-way exchange. We have hosted students from various universities who normally spend one term/semester with us. This enhances student-learning experiences.  University of Malta students of Anthropology can also take advantage of these exchange links to pursue their studies abroad.
 
 
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