Social and Cultural Anthropology


Education :

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)

Academic Positions:

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.