Andrew Sanchez is a specialist on the anthropology of class, labour and corruption, and has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in urban India among industrial workers, trade unionists and entrepreneurs. His research has explored how the decline of employment security in industrial workplaces relates to criminality in trade unions, corporations and the state.
Andrew earned his doctorate in anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2009. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge as Lecturer in Social Anthropology in 2016, he held teaching and research posts at the LSE, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, and the University of Kent.
He joined the University Council for three reasons. First, he is committed to widening educational access to the University. Second, he wishes to support good working conditions for university staff, and engage with concerns of pay and benefits, employment security and parity in the workplace. Third, he is committed to ensuring that colleagues at all stages of their careers are well-supported to produce research.