Dr Trenholme Junghans

Social Anthropology

Research Themes

I am a socio-cultural anthropologist currently working on “The Limits of the Numerical”, an international, interdisciplinary inquiry into the effects of quantification on various domains of policy making and knowledge production.  My previous research has ranged from an anthropological analysis of efforts to improve quality in healthcare delivery in the NHS, to an ethnographic study of sociocultural transformations in East Central Europe following the end of state socialism.  My work is broadly interdisciplinary, and I have a particular interest in bringing a semiotic perspective to the study of quantification.  I hold a BA in history, and have received training in psychodynamic psychotherapy.


Previous research has been supported by the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological research; the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX); and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).

College Role

Research Fellow

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

BA (Smith College), MPhil (Graduate Center, City University of New York), PhD (University of St. Andrews)