Andrew Sanchez

Dr Andrew Sanchez


Andrew is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Anthropology.

Andrew Sanchez

Andrew earned his doctorate in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge in 2016, he held teaching and research positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and the University of Kent.

In addition to his role as an Associate Professor, Andrew is the Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Social Anthropology, and the Convenor of the Human Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Tripos. He is also the editor of The Cambridge Journal of Anthropology, the Economics editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, and a member of the University Council, the principal executive and policy-making body of the University of Cambridge.


Andrew has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in urban India among industrial workers, trade unionists and entrepreneurs. He has published on economy, labour, and corruption, including Criminal Capital: Violence, Corruption and Class in Industrial India (Routledge, 2016), Labour Politics in an Age of Precarity (Dialectical Anthropology, 2019) co-edited with Sian Lazar, and Indeterminacy: Waste, Value and the Imagination (Berghahn 2018) co-edited with Catherine Alexander. He is currently writing an ethnographic study of the Indian scrap metal industry, which addresses key conceptual debates in the anthropology of value and exchange.

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Science Student Research Series *POSTPONED*

02/12/2022 at 17.45

Please note that this event has been postponed until 2023.

Wolfson College Winter Celebration poster

Wolfson College Winter Celebration

02/12/2022 at 18.00

Wrap up warm and get skate-ready as our East Court is transformed into a magical winter wonderland for our Wolfson College Winter Celebration!

Saptarishi by Simon Patterson

Art Exhibition: 'Simon Patterson: Out of Order'

03/12/2022 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Out of Order' featuring work by prominent artist Simon Patterson, open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm.

Wolfson College Festive Market Poster

Wolfson College Festive Market

03/12/2022 at 14.00

You are warmly invited to Wolfson's Festive Market!

Wolfson in Malaysia

Wolfson in Malaysia

04/12/2022 at 14.00

Join Sian Cook, Director of Networks, for our Wolfson in Malaysia event