Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang / Biography

Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen since March 2010


April-Sept. 2009
Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2007-2008
Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2007
Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Universität zu Köln

2001-2010
Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Assistant) at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1998-2001
Doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1996-1997
Doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics of Universität Hohenheim


2007
Habilitation at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

2001
PhD (Dr. phil.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1994
Magister Artium (M.A.) in Social Anthropology and History at Universität Hamburg


2011
one month in south-eastern Chad

2004/2005
four months with nomadic groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

2001-2002
three months with Fulani groups in Oudalan, Burkina Faso, Fada N’Gurma, Burkina Faso and in the Atacora province of Northern Benin

2000
two months with Wodaabe groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

1996-1998
22 months with Wodaabe groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

1992
three months with Fulani groups in the Atacora province of Northern Benin