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Seamus Montgomery

Seamus is a social anthropologist and Postdoctoral Affiliate in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford whose research has been primarily with and about EU civil servants. His doctoral thesis concerned itself with European identity and bureaucracy among policymakers in the European Commission in Brussels. Since 2015, he has collaborated with early career researchers across Europe on publishing policy-focused research papers for the Foundation for European Progressive Studies. He received his MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and his BA in English, Anthropology and Comparative History of Ideas from the University of Washington. He has worked as a college tutor here at Oxford since 2018, running introductory courses on social anthropology and ethnographic methods for 1st- and 2nd-year undergraduates. Broader areas of interest include: identity and modernity; anthropological engagements with the future; Europeanization and elite bureaucratic cultures; emotional labour and moral agency; the history and consumption of modern popular culture.