“I am Dr Josephine Reynell and I am responsible for the academic side of the registered visiting student programme. I work closely with the Senior Tutor during the application process and we jointly make decisions as to who will be admitted. Once you are admitted as a registered visiting student, I am responsible for helping to organise your academic programme.
I did my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge (where they also have a tutorial system). My doctoral research was on gender and religion among the Jains in India. I then moved into policy-oriented research and worked as a researcher on Cambodian refugees at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford and for the World Food Programme, Oxfam (Cambodia) and Amnesty International.
I taught anthropology for the Human Sciences degree at the University of Oxford for 11 years and was Director of Studies for Human Sciences at Lady Margaret Hall for four years. As a result, I have a very good understanding of the tutorial system and what it is like to be a student here. I am able to give visiting students solid and comprehensive support and advice, both before you come and whilst you are here.”