Dr John Spall

Dr John Spall

Department of African Studies and Anthropology
Teaching Fellow

Contact details

Arts Building
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

I am an anthropologist working on Angola, specialising in particular in gender and masculinities, war, military service, military refusal, religion and politics, and moral economy.  



  • DPhil Social Anthropology, University of Sussex
  • MSc Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies
  • BA(hons) English Literature and French, University of Leeds


I convene and teach on the following modules:

  • Theory, Ethnography and Research (core module for second-year Undergraduates)
  • Theory and Ethnography (option module for second- and third-year Undergraduates)
  • Focus on Studying Societies (core module for first-year Undergraduates)
  • Ethnographies of Marginalisation (optional module for second- and third-year Undergraduates)

Postgraduate supervision