Trevor Marchand is Professor of Social Anthropology at SOAS and recipient of the RAI River’s Medal (2014). He is trained in architecture (McGill), anthropology (SOAS), and fine woodwork (Building Crafts College). Marchand has conducted fieldwork with masons and craftspeople in Yemen, Mali and East London. He is the author of Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen (2001), The Masons of Djenné (2009), and The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work (forthcoming); and editor of, among others, Making Knowledge (2010) and Craftwork as Problem Solving (forthcoming). He has produced and directed documentary films and curated exhibitions at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.