Jack Hunter is an MLitt/PhD student in Social Anthropology at the University of Bristol. His research looks at contemporary trance mediumship in Bristol, and focusses on themes of personhood, personality, altered states of consciousness and anomalous experience. He is the founder and editor of the peer-reviewed journal Paranthropology: Journal of Anthropological Approaches to the Paranormal (www.paranthropology.co.uk). In 2010 he received the Eileen J. Garrett scholarship from the Parapsychology Foundation, and in 2011 was given the Schmeidler award by the Parapsychological Association. He has also recently received a research grant from the Society for Psychical Research.
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