Social and Cultural Anthropology

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Alex

Director of the department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Address
Universität Tübingen
Asien-Orient-Institut
Abteilung für Ethnologie
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen


+49 (0)7071 - 29 - 78 53 8
gabriele.alexspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Room: 127

Office hours


Consultation hours will take place every Tuesday from 14.00-16.00 in the summer semester 2021.

Please email me and describe your concerns, you can always sign up for a consultation here:

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If you are not available on the suggested dates, please write me and we will arrange an individual appointment.

The consultation hours take place via 'zoom meeting'. You will receive the access with password by email immediately before the consultation.

 


Research

Regional Focus
  • South Asia, especially South India (Tamil Nadu)
Thematic Focus
  • Medical anthropology
  • Anthropology of childhood and youth
  • Migration

Research projects

  • Discomforting Heritage: Practices and discourses of dealing with objects from colonial contexts in anthropological museums [link]
  • Literary Cultures of the Global South [link]
  • Projekt E07 im SFB923: Re-ordering processes in humanitarian emergency response: local and global negotiation strategies [link]
  • Projekt C06 im SFB1070: Reis und Heilpflanzen: Die Konstruktion nährender und heilender Pflanzen in Südindien [link]
  • Medical Diversity in South India [link]
  • Superdiversity and pathways to health care in four European countries [link]

 


Seit 11/2010
Lehrstuhlinhaberin Professur für Südasien

an der Abteilung für Ethnologie Tübingen

05/2003
Promotion

Brunel University, West London Thema: Children and Childhood in Rural Tamil Nadu. Aspects of Ritual, Kinship, Gender, and Education among Children and Youth of Rural Tamil Nadu.

06/1996
Master of Science in Medical Anthropology

Brunel University, West London Thema: Pregnancy and Childbirth in Berlin.

09/1993
Magister Artium Ethnologie, Soziologie und Publizistik

Freie Universität Berlin Thema Magisterarbeit: Wert und Zahlung- Das Problem des Brautpreises.


Publications

Monographs

 

2014
Edited with K.Krause and D.Parkin: Turning Therapies: Placing Medical Diversity, Special Issue 'Medical Anthropology', Vol. 33 (1).

 

2014
Fieldwork in South Aisa, Special Issue 'The Oriental Anthropologist', Vol. 14 (1) .

2013
Edited with D. Parkin and K.Krause: Therapeutic Crisis, Diversification and Mainstreaming: Special Issue 'Anthropology and Medicine', Vol 20 (2).

Essays

 

2013
Alex, Gabriele und Frank Heidemann: Tamil Nadu. Inequality and Status. In 'The Modern Anthropology of India', ed. by Peter Berger und Frank Heidemann, Routledge, pp.260-275.

 

2012
Alex, Gabriele; Bettina Beer und Bernhard Hadolt: Einleitung. Authentizität und Kommodifizierung von Gesundheit und Heilung; in Alex, Gabriele; Bettina Beer und Bernhard Hadolt (Hg.)
Wa(h)re Medizin. Zur Authentizität und Kommodifizierung von Gesundheit und Heilung, Special Issue: Curare 35, 3.,S. 162-165.

2012
Die Professionalisierung der tamilischen Vagri-Medizin , in 2012 Alex, Gabriele; Bettina Beer und Bernhard Hadolt (Hg.)
Wa(h)re Medizin. Zur Authentizität und Kommodifizierung von Gesundheit und Heilung, Special Issue: Curare 35, 3., S. 219-229.

Reviews

2008
Thiruchandran, Selvy 2001 Feminine Speech Transmissions. An Exploration into the lullabies and dirges of women. Women's education and research centre. New Delhi: Vikas Publishing House, and 2006 Stories from the Diaspora: Tamil women, writing. Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications. Social Anthropology 2008.

 

2008
Arnold, David 2006. The Tropics and the Traveling Gaze. India, Landscape, and Science, 1800-1856. (Studies in Anthropology and Environment. Devon Pena and K.Sivaramakrishnan, Series editors). Seattle and London: University of Washington Social Anthropology.

2007
Kuper, Adam 2005 The reinvention of primitive society. Transformations of a myth, Routledge, London and New York. Anthropological Forum 2007.


Doktorand*innen

  • Michael David, M.A.
  • Henning Drews, M. A. [link]
  • Jahangir Khan, M.A.
  • Thomas Krippner, M.A.
  • Pallabi Roy, M.A. [link]
  • Justus Weiss, M. A. [link]

Teachings

Summer term 2018

 

Sabbatical

 

Winter term 2017/18

 

Seminar

Title: Plan/Designing Research Projects
Module: ETH-MA-02-2
Time: Tuesday, 12 noon - 2 pm
Place: Castle, R220

Lecture

Title: Theorien und Methoden
Module: BA-02-1
Time: Wednesday, 12 noon - 2 pm
Place: Neue Aula, HS10

Summer term 2017

Seminar

Title: Forschung/Anwendung: Ethnologie des Körpers
Module: ETH-BA-05
Time: Tuesday, 2 pm - 4 pm
Place: Castle, R03

Colloquium

Title: MA-Kolloqioum
Module: MA-09-1
Time: Tuesday, 10 am - 12 noon

Place: Castle, R220

Colloquium

Title: BA-Kolloquium
Module: BA-11-1
Time: Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon
Place: Castle, R03

Winter term 2016/17

Seminar

Title: Planung/Vorbereitung Mobilitätssemester
Module: (BA-07-1)
Time: Tuesday 10 am - 2 pm, c.t.
Place: -

Lecture

Title: Theorien und Methoden
Time: Wednesday 10 am - 12 noon, c.t.
Place: Neue Aula, HS2

Summer term 2016

Seminar

Title: Forschung/Anwendung: Visuelle Ethnologie
Module: (BA-05-2)
Time: Tuesday. 10 am - 2 pm, c.t.
Place: Brechtbau
Title: Forschung/Anwendung: Materialität/Konsum
Module: (BA-05-2)
Time: Tuesday 6 pm - 8 pm, c.t.
Place: Room 03, Castle

Colloqium

Title: Bachelor- und Master-Kolloquium
Module: (BA-11-1); (MA-09-1)
Time:  Wednesday 9 am - 12 noon, c.t.
Place: Room 03, Castle