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Stephen Lyon

  • Professor of Anthropology
  • Durham University Department of Anthropology
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Stephen Lyon obtained a BSc in Social Anthropology from Goldsmiths' College, London in 1993. After several years teaching English as a foreign language in France he returned to Britain to do a PhD in social Anthropology from the University of Kent. His doctoral research was on local politics, patron-client networks and cultural models in Punjab Pakistan. While carrying out his field research in northern Punjab, Stephen worked as research assistant on an ESRC funded project examining ethnicity in the ethnically diverse area of Attock District, Punjab, Pakistan. In addition he worked closely with the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council on an agricultural development project. In addition to his ongoing interests in Pakistan and Islamist politics in the Muslim world, Stephen conducts research on eSocial science and is part of an ESRC/EPSRC funded project developing Grid services for anthropologists working on indigenous knowledge. He was general editor of the revived Departmental e-journal,Durham Anthropology Journal, from 2004-2009. He is currently one of the managing editors of Structure and Dynamics and is editor-in-chief of History and Anthropology.

Recent publications

  • Ties That Bind:Marital Networks and Politics in Punjab, Pakistan

    • Lyon S
    • Mughal M
  • Persistent Cultures: Miskitu Kinship Terminological Fluidity

    • Lyon D
    • Jamieson M
    • Fischer M

Professional experience

Professor of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology, Durham University

September 2002 - Present


PhD in Anthropology

School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent

October 1997 - July 2002(5 years)

BSc in Anthropology

Goldsmiths, University of London

October 1990 - June 1993(3 years)

Co-authors (14)

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