Our research focuses on a critical analysis of categories of difference and their political effectiveness. We investigate how dynamics of knowledge production relate to questions of (in)equality and processes of inclusion and exclusion. Social movements, migration and border regimes, economic justice, forms of racialization, and politics of belonging all count among our empirical fields.

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Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology (M.A.)

The M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology is a research-focused master’s program which offers students an advanced orientation in socio-cultural anthropology and guides them through an ethnographic research project. At the heart of the program is the “guided research” component, in…

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Anthropology Lecture Series: #2: An anthropologist from the Global South Plays with Augmented Reality: Reflections on technology, public spaces, politics, and waste in Maputo

by Anselmo Matusse 10. May 2022, 1830 CET Register here: https://uni-bayreuth.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Ysc–rrD8pEtQhOLinorPUPr8x5huuAZaE The rise of new media has significantly impacted different spheres of society and calls humanities and social scientists to critically engage with new media, mostly in the context of the…

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Pneuma: Is Language Enough?

On March 6, 2022, SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin-Wedding hosted PNEUMA: IS LANGUAGE ENOUGH?—a public INVOCATIONS programme accompanying the exhibition THE WIND IN YOUR BODY IS JUST VISITING, YOUR BREATH WILL SOON BE THUNDER, artist Pallavi Paul’s first solo exhibition in Berlin,…

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AG Public Anthropology

Call for contributions. We are looking for anthropologically informed, evocative storytelling from the diverse fields of work we do (public engagement/ teaching/ research/ writing/ illustrating/ filmmaking among others) and/or precise argumentation with illustrative examples related to a topic of public/political interest.…

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What Happens to Race When Empires Crumble?

Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity Network Meeting, 15-16 December 2021 Our two-day event seeks to connect social and cultural anthropology to the crucial activism surrounding heritage, museums, and public culture in Europe today. The event will gather together activists such as…

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Special Issue Citizenship Studies

“Claiming citizenship rights through the body multiple” Sabine Netz , Sarah Lempp, Kristine Krause & Katharina Schramm What have affirmative action policies, categorization of care needs,plastic surgery, forensic identification of dead bodies and ageassessments of refugees in common? They all determine…

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„Neue Ansätze in der Museumspraxis – Datenbanken (re)loaded“

New Approaches to Museology: Databases reloaded mit Regina Sarreiter (Foto von goethe.de) „Wir fordern den uneingeschränkten Zugang zu den Museumsbeständen afrikanischer Objekte in Deutschland!“, schrieben mehr als 200 Wissenschaftler*innen, Künstler*innen und Kulturschaffende in einem offenen Brief an die deutsche Kultusministerkonferenz im Oktober 2019.…

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WORKSHOP

„Undisciplining and Methodologies of Care – Rethinking the Politics of Knowledge in Postcolonial Landscapes” „Undisciplining and Methodologies of Care – Rethinking the Politics of Knowledge in Postcolonial Landscapes” will take place   from 8th to 11th July 2021   on campus…

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Wissenschaftsfreiheit / Academic Freedom

,,Wir verstehen Wissenschaftsfreiheit als einen Prozess der Erweiterung von Teilhabe an Wissenschaft, und damit bedeutet Wissenschaftsfreiheit auch Ermöglichung: von Forschung, von Lehre und von Räumen kritischer Auseinandersetzung über jenes System Wissenschaft, dessen Funktionieren auch auf Diskriminierung, Prekarisierung und Ausschluss beruht. ”…

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Reportage: Allianz gegen Repression

Auszug aus dem Artikel in der Analyse und Kritik, 18 Mai 2021: von Mihir Sharma & Kochob Mihretaab Unterschiedliche Exilgruppen protestieren in Deutschland gegen die äthiopische und die eritreische Regierung “No Justice in Tigray, Eritrea and Oromia – No peace in…

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“Eine Geste reicht nicht aus”

Gastbeitrag von Katharina Schramm Thema des Tages: “Deutschland hat über ein Jahrhundert gebraucht, um dem Genozid an den Herero und Nama selbst als Völkermord zu bezeichnen. Jetzt liegt der Entwurf für ein Abkommen vor, das die Schuld betont und Geld an…

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Border Abolition 2021

June 18-19, 2021 Border Abolition 2021 will be a two-day online event aimed at connecting organising, campaigning, activist research and academic work around border violence, racism, incarceration and abolitionism. We hope to bring together people struggling against the border in all…

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