Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, UK
35B Halesworth Rd.
Mark Lamont is an ethnographer interested in the history of ageing in Africa, with particular attention to relations between proximate and adjacent generations. His work on shifts in inter-generational reciprocities in Kenya continues.
Key research/capacity building interests
- Defining ‘good’ and ‘poor’ ageing
- Generational succession
- Availability of biomedical therapy to the rural elderly
- The historical status of the anthropological ‘elder’ in contemporary Africa
- Care, hospices, and death
Capacity Building Interests
- Collaborative research grants
- Public engagement: ethnographic film
Key methodological skills
- Ethnography, biographies, and visual anthropologies
- Ageing in Meru and Ukambani, Kenya
- Women in late or end of life