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Prof. Dr. Martin Sökefeld

Prof. Dr. Martin Sökefeld

Professor, Head of Department

Areas of research and interest

Main areas of interest: Anthropology of politics, "natural" disasters, migration, diaspora and transnationalism, theory of identity, Islam, Alevism. Regional specialisation: South Asia, especially Northern Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Kashmir.

Contact

Chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology,
Office No. 030
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9600
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Office hours:
On Mondays 3 - 4 pm and by appointment

CV

  • since October 2015: Vice-Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, LMU Munich
  • October 2013 - September 2015: Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, LMU Munich
  • since October 2008: Chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich
  • 2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • May 2005 Habilitation, Hamburg University
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor, Institut of Social Anthropology, Hamburg University
  • 1997-1999 Assistant Lecturer, Institute of Social Anthropology, Hamburg University
  • 1996 PhD, Faculty for the Study of Culture, Tübingen University
  • 1991 - 1994 Research fellow, Institute of Social Anthropology, Tübingen University (as part of the research project "Culture Area Karakorum")
  • 1990 Master, University of Cologne
  • 1983 - 1990 Studies of Social Anthropology, Philosophy and Roman languages, University of Cologne

Publications


Research projects

Workshops and Conferences

  • The politics of lists: Contestations of inclusion and exclusion at the state/non-state interface. Workshop, co-organized with Sabine Strasser (University of Bern) at the conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (German Anthropological Association), Berlin, October 4 - 7, 2017. Call for papers.
  • Spaces of Conflict in Everyday Life: Figurations and Methodology. Conference of the Research Network Crossroads Asia, LMU Munich, October 11, 2014. 
  • "Under suspicious eyes: surveillance states, security zones and ethnographic fieldwork:" Workshop, jointly organised with Sabine Strasser (University of Berne) at the 13th EASA-Conference, Tallinn, 31 July - 3 August 2014. Call for papers.
  • Summer School Anthropological Fieldwork Methods. In cooperation with Karakorum International University, Gilgit, and Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad. Gilgit, Pakistan, August / September 2013.
  • Research School Anthropology of Disasters. Gilgit, Pakistan, March 19 - 30, 2012. More information here.
  • "Politics of Disasters:" Workshop, jointly organised with Edward Simpson (SOAS), at the 12th EASA conference, Paris, July 10-13, 2012. Call for papers
  • "Jammu and Kashmir: Boundaries and Movements". International Symposium, funded by the DFG, Frauenwörth, July 16-19, 2011. More informationen here.
  • "Ethnologie und Naturkatastrophen": Workshop, jointly organised with Ute Luig, conference of the DGV, Vienna, September 14-17, 2011. Call for papers.
  • "At the margins of Islam in Europe": Workshop, jointly organised with Marzia Balzani,11th EASA conference, Maynooth, August 24-27, 2010. Call for papers.

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