Laurel Birch Kilgore

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America




Fellow, Royal Anthropological Insitute, Researcher Centr for the Study of Religion and Politics, University of St Andrews


Mailing Address

3513 Harden Rc
Raleigh, North Carolina 27607

Countries of Specialization

Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia


PhD, London School of Oriental and African Studies
MA Antioch

Research Interests

Current studies on political situation and risk, social anthropology, ethnicity and nationality, African art history, indigenous beliefs. local communities

Teaching Interests

Regional ethnographies of Africa, Anthropology of art, southeastern African studies, cultural studies of Africa/southeastern Africa


Inscribing the Mask: Nyau Performance and Ritual Among the Chewa, University of Freiburg Press and Anthropos Institute 1996 (Birch de Aguilar)
Gender, Power and Hierarchy IN Anthropos journal 1995
Age, Ageing and Cosmology IN Rethinking Age In Africa, ed. Mario I Aguilar 2005
Metaphors, Myths and Making Pots: Chewa Clay Arts IN African Arts journal, 2007


Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zambia, politics, anthropology, arts