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Books

How To Live With Each Other: An Anthropologist’s Notes on Sharing a Divided World (Profile Books, 2022)

A wide-ranging investigation into how we have come to see difference as a threat, and what we can do about it. Digging back to the roots of democracy, How To Live With Each Other examines the systems states have built for understanding and accommodating difference, and how these might be rebuilt anew. The book weaves together glimpses of everyday life from the diverse, bustling neighborhood of Kilburn, in London with stories from all over the world, to explore the possibility of building a new politics of difference.

Home: Ethnographic Encounters. Edited By Johannes Lenhard and Farhan Samanani (Bloomsbury / Routledge, 2019)

Home is familiar. Home is safe. Home can easily be taken for granted. This book attempts to upend familiar notions of home by looking at how homes are made, remade and fought over in a range of surprising contexts: from a village perched precariously on the side of an active volcano to the homes made by the homeless, as they eke out life on the streets. Each of the book's twelve chapters explores a different notion of home, through the eyes of young researchers working across the globe. These are preceded by an introduction by the editors asking how we can understand home in an age of upheaval, and interrogating the tools we use to study home, to offer new methods for social scientists. 
Introduction (PDF)
After the eviction - Navigating ambiguity in the ethnographic field (PDF)

Journal Articles

Convivality and its Others: For a plural politics of living with difference (Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2022).
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Tracing convivality: Identifying questions, tensions and tools in the study of living with difference (Journal of Intercultural Studies, 2022).
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Whose city? Which sociality? (Urban Geography, 2022. With Jennie Middleton)
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The Long Road: Hope, violence and ethical register in London street culture (American Ethnologist, 2022).
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Power in a Minor Key: Rethinking anthropological accounts of power alongside London’s community organisers. (Critique of Anthropology, 2021)
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Grammars of Liberalism (Social Anthropology, 2021. With Taras Fedirko and Hugh F Williamson)
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Accounting for care within human geography (Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 2021. With Jennie Middleton)
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High Skilled Migration through the Lens of Policy (Migration Studies, 2020. With Christopher Parsons, Sebastien Rojon and Lena Rose)
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Cities of refuge and cities of strangers: searching for care and hospitality in the city (City and Society, 2017)
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Working Papers
Belonging on the Move: The question of clan amongst Somali migrants (Center on Migration, Policy and Society, 2014)
// Read free here

Conceptualising International High-Skilled Migration (With Christopher Parsons, Sebastien Rojon, and Lena Wettach. International Migration Institute, 2014)
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PhD Thesis

Gathering Kilburn: The everyday production of community in a diverse London neighbourhood (University of Cambridge, 2017 // Public Access)