I'm a Researcher, PhD Candidate (Anthropology) and sessional lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Before joining the University of Melbourne, I was awarded the Masters of Science in Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.
Select Publications, Papers and Lectures
Sear, C. (2020). Porous bodies: Corporeal intimacies, disgust and violence in a COVID-19 world. Anthropology in Action 27(2). Available at: www.berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/aia/27/2/aia270211.xml
Sear, C. (2020). ‘Will we still shake hands in a post COVID-19 world? Probably Not’. Sydney Morning Herald. 13 April 2020. Available at: https://www.smh.com.au/national/will-we-still-shake-hands-in-a-post-covid-19-world-probably-not-20200412-p54j4p.html
Breidbach, C, Culnane, C, Godwin, A, Murawski, C & Sear, C. (2019). FinFuture: The Future of Personal Finance in Australia. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Available at:
Breidbach, C, Culnane, C, Godwin, A, Murawski, C & Sear, C. (2019). How Australians feel about their finances and financial service providers 2019. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne. Available at:
Sear, C. (2019). Anthropology in the Corporate Sector. Lecture for ANTH10001 'Studying Self and Other'. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. 6 March 2019.
Sear, C. (2018). 'Brighton Breezy: Gin and Tonics, Ordinary Affects and Late Capitalist Life.' AAS Conference 2019, Life in an Age of Death. James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. 6 December 2018.
Sear, C. (2018). 'You never know what's coming around the corner: Optimism and Fantasy in the lives of Compers'. ASA Conference 2018: Sociality, matter, and the imagination: re-creating Anthropology. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom. 21 September 2018.
Sear, C. (2018). Strategic Advice and Delivering on Expectations. Lecture for ANTH30019 'Design Anthropology: Beauty as Ethnographic Practice'. The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia. 30 August 2018.
Sear, C. (2018). 'Selling Out while Selling In: Reflections from a Marketer cum Anthropologist'. EASA Conference 2018, Settling, Moving, Staying. Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. 16 August 2018.
Sear, C. (2017). 'Thrills, Chance and the Serial Entrants of Promotional Competitions'. AAS Conference 2018, Shifting States. University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia. 13 December 2018.
Sear, C. (2016). 'Unlimited Paid Leave: there's no such thing as a free lunch'. The Guardian. 1 July 2016. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/01/unlimited-paid-leave-theres-no-such-thing-as-a-free-lunch
Sear, C. (2016). 'Book Review: Michael Stoddart, Adam's Nose and the Making of Mankind'. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford. VIII, no. 2. p.302-305. Available at: https://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/anthro/documents/media/jaso8_2_2016.pdf
Sear, C. (2016). 'Book Review: C.A. Gregory, Gifts and Commodities (2nd Edition)'. Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford. VIII, no.1. p.97-100. Available at: https://www.anthro.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/anthro/documents/media/jaso8_1_2016.pdf