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  • 1067 Parkstead House, Whitelands

1982 …2020

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Garry Marvin took his first degree at the University of East Anglia in 1974 and was awarded his PhD in anthropology (topic: The Bullfight: A Study of Human and Animal Nature in Andalusia) at the University of Wales, Swansea in 1982. He has lectured in anthropology at the Universities of East Anglia, St. Andrews and Swansea. Between 1986 and 1996 he worked as a researcher / producer for television documentary programmes and made films on foxhunting, bullfighting, religious movements in India, American football, Chinese exercise systems, social and cultural change in Spain, relationships, suicides in the River Thames, the life of a foreign correspondent. He joined Roehampton in 1996.

Rebecca Cassidy (Goldsmiths) and Garry Marvin are the editors of a new Routledge book series in the field of Human-Animal Studies - MultiSepecies Anthropology: New Ethnographies.



Research interests

The main focus of his research is that of human / animal relationships and he has written on bullfighting, cockfighting and zoos. For the past few years he has been conducting anthropological fieldwork on foxhunting in England and he is now writing a book on the culture(s) and meaning(s) of foxhunting. His other main research projects are a study of the cultural history of the wolf; the experiences and activities of sports hunters; taxidermised hunting trophies; conservation and human-wildlife conflicts.

Research Output

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Functional and Recreational Dog Walking in the UK

Westergarth, C., Christley, R., Marvin, G. & Perkins, E., 3 May 2020, In : Health Promotion International. 35, 2, p. 1-11 11 p.

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'Man is a wolf to man’: wolf behaviour becoming wolfish nature

Marvin, G., Feb 2020, In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children. George, S. & Hughes, W. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press, p. 34-47 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Insight into Africa: Wildlife Tourism as Educational Transformation'

Marvin, G., Rooks, C., Ross, C. & Skinner, J., 2019, Positive Tourism in Africa. Mkono, M. (ed.). London: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, p. 91-98 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Responsible Dog Owner: The Construction of Responsibility

Carri Westgarth, Robert M Christley, Garry Marvin, Elizabeth Perkins, 20 Sep 2019, In : Anthrozoos. 32, 5, p. 631-646 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Acoustic Creatures: Human and animal entanglements in performance

Author: McQuinn, A., 23 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Marvin, G. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


A Dialogue with Nature: Sacrificial Offerings in Candomblé Religion

Author: Capponi , G., 13 Mar 2018

Supervisor: Marvin, G. (Supervisor) & Praet, I. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Do ‘chickens dream only of grain’? Uncovering the social role of poultry in Ethiopia

Author: Ramasawmy, M., 23 May 2017

Supervisor: Marvin, G. (Supervisor) & Beckmann, N. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Encounters in Authenticity : Documentary Film and the “Authentic” Restaurant

Author: Giesman, H., 31 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Chanan, M. (Supervisor), Marvin, G. (Supervisor) & Colusso, E. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


From egg to dead: small-scale chicken keeping in modem Britain

Author: Zoubek, E., 18 Jun 2018

Supervisor: Marvin, G. (Supervisor) & Skinner, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis