Alumni elected as Fellow of Royal Anthropological Institute

john castleford

Credit: John Castleford's website,

Alumni John Castleford, who was at St Cross College for a DPhil Archaeology in the late1980s, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute. With a background in multicultural education and a distinguished academic record in anthropology, John's research interests encompass global perspectives on mental health and human evolutionary viewpoints.

John completed his B.Ed. in multicultural education, earned a BA in Anthropology with first-class honours, and obtained an MA in anthropology from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. During his studies, he specialized in human evolution, cultural and social organization, as well as early human society. His exploration of these topics continued at the Department of Ethnology & Prehistory and the University of Oxford.  

The Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (RAI) is the world's oldest and most inclusive scholarly association devoted to the advancement of anthropology, encompassing the study of humankind in its broadest sense. Its members include academics, students, professionals utilizing anthropology in practical fields, and individuals captivated by anthropological subject matter.

Congratulations, John, on being elected to this fellowship!