Dr Jodie-Lee TrembathCo-Founder & Contributing Editor
Dr Julia BrownCo-Founder & Contributing Editor
Simon TheobaldCo-Founder & Submissions Editor
Dr Jodie-Lee Trembath
Jodie is one of the founders of TFS, and was primarily responsible for public outreach and project management, as well as contributing content to the podcast and blog. She is currently in charge of the Familiar Strange Chats group over on Facebook. Jodie is an organisational anthropologist. She used her PhD research to study the changing nature of academic labour on global, neoliberal university campuses. Jodie’s dissertation is titled ‘Marketing Academic Authenticities at an international branch campus in Vietnam‘.
See all of Jodie’s TFS posts here.
Julia is a founding member of TFS. For the first three years, she managed our website content and was co-editor of the blog, as well as contributing regularly to the podcast. Her anthropological interests mostly include social inequities and experiences of health in western culture, STS and the ethics and philosophy of medicine. Julia’s PhD dissertation is titled ‘Making Health Agency: Clozapine, Schizophrenia, and Personal Power.’
See all of Julia’s TFS posts here.
Ian is a founding member of TFS, and is the founding executive producer of the podcast (2017-2018), as well as regular contributor to the blog. Ian came to anthropology through history, museums, and development work. Ian’s interests include textiles and garments, value and exchange, and Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, where he has spent much of his adult life.
See all of Ian’s TFS posts here.
Simon is a founding member of TFS, and is submissions manager and co-editor of the blog, as well as regular contributor to the podcast. Simon’s PhD research focuses on Utopianism and its legacies in contemporary Iran. He spent 14 months conducting fieldwork among young families in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city.
See all of Simon’s TFS posts here.