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

Raum: 127

Office hours

During this winter term (2019/20)  I will be doing a research semester. Please contact me directly via email if you have a question or want to come to my office hours.

The next consultation will be 28.10.2019 from 14.15 to 15.45 o'clock. Please make an appointment via mail.

 

 


Research

Research Topics

  • South Asia, especially South India (Tamil Nadu)
  • 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