Dr Nathan Dobson

Dr Nathan Dobson

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am a Social Anthropologist with a PhD from the University of California, Irvine. I taught Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Florida and the University of Birmingham. I have experience working on research projects on mobile money (financial inclusion), Islam in Africa and internet shutdowns (digital governance). My own research interests are in political anthropology, particularly infrastructures, materiality and political engagement.


  • BA London School of Economics
  • MSc University of Sussex
  • PhD University of California, Irvine


I will be teaching Thinking Anthropologically, Theory and Ethnography and Studying Societies.