5/2003 Ph.D. Social Anthropology, Brunel University
Children and Childhood in Rural Tamil Nadu. Aspects of Ritual, Kinship, Gender, and Education among Children and Youth of Rural Tamil Nadu.
6/1996 M. Sc. Medical Anthropology, Brunel University (London, 1996)
10/1993 M.A. Anthropology, Sociology and Journalism, Free University (Berlin, 1993)
Since 11/2010 Full Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen
2/2009 - 10/2010 Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
9/2004 – 2/2009: Assistant Professor, Heidelberg University, Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute.
6/2001 – 6/2003: Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Münster, Department of Anthropology.
1998-2001: Teaching Assistant, Brunel University.