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Dr. Arno Pascht

Post-doctoral researcher

Areas of research and interest

Legal Anthropology, political Anthropology, social organisation, Ethnicity, environmental anthropology, human-environment relations, climate change, Oceania

Contact

Room: U 165
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9248
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Office hours:
by appointment via email

Work group

Research and exchange project FALAH (Family, Agriculture, Livelihoods and Health in the Pacific) – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), funded by EU (2020-2024), together with Desirée Hetzel and Eveline Dürr

 

 

Project: ‘Localising global climate change policies in Vanuatu: Reception of Knowledge and Cultural Transformations’ (2016-2019), funded by DFG

Research

  • 2019 Field research in Vanuatu (3 months)
  • 2016-2017 Field research in Vanuatu (13 months)
  • 2013 Field research in Vanuatu (2 months)
  • 2009 Teaching related research in the Cook Islands (9 weeks)
  • 2000-2001; 2009 Field research in the Cook Islands and New Zealand (16 months)
  • 1998 Exploratory field research in Samoa and the Cook Islands (3 months)


Academic Career

  • Since 2018 researcher for the interdisciplinary project “A Sea of Connections: Contextualizing Fisheries in the South Pacific Region” (SOCPacific), co-funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) and Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR)
  • Since 2016 Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Project: ‘Localising global climate change policies in Vanuatu: Reception of Knowledge and Cultural Transformations’ (2016-2019), funded by DFG
  • 2008-2016 Lecturer at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne
  • 2006-2008 Freelance work for an innovation and strategy consultancy (consumer research)
  • 2006 PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth
  • 2000-2002 Doctoral research fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of Bayreuth (project ‘Change of land tenure system in the Cook Islands’, funded by the German Research Foundation)
  • 1998-2007 Graduate assistant and visiting lecturer at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
  • 1995 Master of Arts in social/cultural anthropology, political sciences, and psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • 1993-2000 Freelance work for a publishing house

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • 2017-present Board Member, European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
  • 2016 ASAO (Association for Social Anthropology of Oceania)
  • 2009-2017 Speaker of the regional research group Oceania of the German Association of Anthropology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie)
  • 2000-present ESfO (European Society for Oceanists)
  • 1991-present German Association of Anthropology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie)

Workshops and Conferences

  • 2019 Workshop ‚Multiple Worlds, Development, and Globalization – Struggles Across Oceania‘ at the international conference of the German Anthroplogical Association in Konstanz (with Sina Emde)
  • 2017 International conference of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO) in Munich.
  • 2017 Workshop ‘Adapting Oceania? Scrutinizing the Concepts, Culture and Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Oceania’, ESfO 2017 (With Silja Klepp, Carola Klöck and Patrick Nunn)
  • 2016 International conference ‘Village’ and ‘Town’ in Oceania at the Goethe University Frankfurt (With Holger Jebens and Dominik Schieder)
  • 2015 Workshop ‚Crises and critical junctures: reimagining Oceania’ at the international conference of the German Anthropological Association in Marburg (With Philipp Shorch)
  • 2013 Workshop ‚Globale Klimapolitik und lokale Lebenswelten. Wo verortet sich die Ethnologie in der Debatte um den Klimawandel?‘ at the conference of the German Anthropological Association in Mainz. (With Michaela Haug and Sara de Wit)
  • 2010, 2012, 2014 Conferences of the regional research group ‘Oceania’ of the German Anthropological Association in Cologne, Munich and Heidelberg

Presentations

  • Presentations (selection)
  • 2018 ‘Engaging in Adaptation to Climate Change and Generation of Practice in Vanuatu’ Conference on ‘Climate Change Adaptation on Small Islands‘ in Hannover
  • 2018 ‘Yam vs. Feuerholz. Klimawandel und neue Umwelt(en) auf Efate und Malekula. Ein Feldforschungsbericht aus Vanuatu’; Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology LMU
  • 2016 ‚Traditions Today. Roles and Identifications of Cook Islands Chiefs in the Present‘. Tagung der Association of Social Anthropology in Oceania (ASAO), San Diego
  • 2016 ‚Untergang‘ oder ‚Anpassung‘? Der Klimawandel in Ozeanien aus ethnologischer Sicht. Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum Köln
  • 2015 ‚Travelling Ideas of Climate Change? Knowledge Reception and Transformation by Young ni-Vanuatu‘ (with Desirée Hetzel). Tagung der European Society for Oceanists (ESfO), Brüssel
  • 2014 ‚Globale Klimapolitik und lokale kulturelle Prozesse in Vanuatu‘. Forschungskolloquium von Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Kohl, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2014 ‚Localizing climate change politics in Vanuatu‘. Workshop in Nijmegen: The Social Impacts of Climate Change. ECOPAS, European Consortium for Pacific Studies
  • 2013 ‚Transnationalismus, Land und Identität. Migration und Mobilität von Cookinsulanern‘. Jahrestagung des Pazifik-Netzwerk e.V. in Hamburg
  • 2012 ‚Die chiefs und der Staat: Das matai-System im heutigen Samoa‘. Jahrestagung des Pazifik-Netzwerk e.V. in Berlin.


Teaching

Since 1998 teaching experience at undergraduate and MA level in social and cultural anthropology about a wide range of general topics (introductory courses, basic themes, methods) and about Oceania. Fieldwork trainings for MA students in the Cook Islands (2009) and in Cologne (2014).

Publications

Publications-Arno Pascht

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