Team Members

Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

Katharina holds the Chair for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth. Her research is situated at the interface of political anthropology and critical race studies, STS and critical heritage studies. She has worked on diasporic memory and pan-African identity politics (African Homecoming, Left Coast Press 2010); violence and memorial landscapes (“Landscapes of violence”, special issue of History & Memory 2011); race and technologies of belonging in the European border regime (“Technologies of Belonging”, special issue of Science, Technology and Human Values 2014); race and the sciences of human origins, especially population genomics and biological anthropology (special section “Face and Race”, American Anthropologist 2020) as well as on the multiple articulations of political subjectivities (special issue “Political Subjectivity in Times of Transformation”, Critical African Studies 2018). She is PI with the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence where she is heading the research project “Karakul Circulations: Colonial Economies and the Un_Making of Disciplinary Knowledges in Germany and Namibia”.

katharina.schramm@uni-bayreuth.de

@kataschaberlin

Thiago Barbosa

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural and Social Social Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

PhD student of Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm, Thiago’s research interests include: racialization in science and technology, decolonization, anthropology’s global histories, and political ecology.

thiago.pinto-barbosa@uni-bayreuth.de

@thiagoasobrab

Hans Berner

Ph.D. student with Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

hans.berner@uni-dortmund.de

Dr. Amiel Bize

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural and Social Social Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

Postdoctoral Researcher in social and cultural anthropology, working on post-agrarian rural spaces and the financialization of development

amiel.bize@uni-bayreuth.de

Dr. Viola Castellano

Postdoctoral Fellow of the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning

Adjunct Professor, Department of Education Studies, University of Bologna

Interests in anthropology of global inequalities, anthropology of institutions and social services, humanitarianism, political subjectivity, racism and racialization, neoliberal governance, urban anthropology, social policies, migration management, right to asylum and repatriation.

viola.castellano2@unibo.it

Petra Dankova

Member, Anthropology of Global Inequalities

petra.dankova@fhws.de

Eileen Jahn

Doctoral candidate at the Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South, Universität Bayreuth 

Eileen Jahn is pursuing a Ph.D. project which focuses on the politics of access to electricity networks as they are mobilized in knowledge by undersupplied and precariously connected residents in South Africa. She completed her Master’s degree in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and is currently part of the Contributing Editors program with the American Anthropologist.

eileen.jahn@uni-bayreuth.de

@grrelnjn

Danielle Isler

Ph.D. student with Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

danielle.isler@gmail.com

Sarah Lempp

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural and Social Social Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

Ph.D. student of Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm and research associate working on the DFG project: “From social gaze to bureaucratic standards: Doing race in affirmative action practices in Brazil”

sarah.lempp@uni-bayreuth.de

@sarahlempp

Sabine Netz

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural and Social Social Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

Sabine is currently working as research associate and PhD student at the University of Bayreuth in a DFG-project on age classifications / negotiations and their effects for migrants in Germany. She looks at how these practices of age mirror, perpetuate and obscure transnational inequalities. In general, she is interested in the study of border and migration regimes, childhood and youth, science and technology, transnational inequalities, citizenship, capitalism as well as post- and decolonial theories and practices.

sabine.netz@uni-bayreuth.de

Hanna Nieber

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle

Postdoctoral researcher in social and cultural anthropology, interested in the relation of claims to science’s universality and modes of planetary differentiations. Member of EASA, DGSKA, 4S, founding member of AOEN

nieber@eth.mpg.de

@h_nieber

Regina Sarreiter

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Cultural and Social Social Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

Ph.D. Student with Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Goethe-Institut, Munich

reginasarreiter@yahoo.de

Photo: ©Belaid Le Mharchi

Mihir Sharma

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

BIGSAS Junior Fellow und Ph.D. student of Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm; writes about race, anti-racism, social movements, in print media for AK and Jacobin; interested in decolonization, action research, and public anthropology; co-convenor for EASA Networks Race and Ethnicity and Social Movements, member of AG Public Anthropology, ABA, DGSKA, and GEW Bayern.

mihir.sharma@uni-bayreuth.de

@mihirzabaan

Eleanor Schaumann

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Social and Cultural Anthropology, Universität Bayreuth

BIGSAS Junior Fellow und PhD student of Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm. Eleanor’s current project focuses on the storytelling and knowledge practices around Karakul sheep in Namibia and Germany.

eleanor.schaumann@uni-bayreuth.de

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