Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Areas of interest

Regional focus:

  • Southeast Asia (with many years of fieldwork experience on the Philippines and in Vietnam)
  • Europe, especially Germany as destination of transnational mobility

  • Thematic focus:

    • Transnationalism, migrations and identity politics
    • Vietnamese diaspora, German Vietnamese, migration experiences, integration and transnational networks
    • Gender, ethnography and transnationalism
    • Religion and migration
    • Dynamics of religion in Southeast Asia
    • Religion and (cultural) politics in late-socialist contexts of Southeast Asia
    • Ethnic diversity in Southeast Asia
    • Anthropological methods
    • Urban anthropology ("material turn", visions of urban future, city planning)