Seamus Montgomery is a DPhil candidate in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA) and the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford. Under the supervision of Dr. Robert Parkin and Dr. Javier Lezaun, his primary research has been with and about European Union civil servants. His doctoral thesis, ‘Homo Europaeus: Identity, bureaucracy and belonging in Brussels’ is drawn from extensive ethnographic fieldwork in and around the European Commission in Belgium. At St Peter’s College, Oxford, he currently teaches courses on social analysis and cultural representations, beliefs, and practices to anthropology and archaeology undergraduates. He holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and BAs in English, Anthropology, and Intellectual History from the University of Washington. Broader research areas include EU institutions, bureaucracy, identity, nationalism, migration, the history of anthropology, and theories of culture in the social sciences.
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