Uni-Tübingen

Dr. Mustafa Coşkun

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Postdoc)

Teilprojekt E05: Versalzung und Bodendegradation als Bedrohung agrarischer Ordnungen in Russland, Kasachstan/Tadschikistan und Australien seit 1945

   
Dienstadresse:
 
Keplerstraße 2
72074 Tübingen
Raum: 285
Telefon: 07071 2977271
E-Mail: mustafa.coskun@uni-tuebingen.de

Ausbildung und Qualifikation

  • 2012 – 2016: PhD., “Improvising the Voice of Ancestors: A Historical Ethnography of Oral Poetry Performances among the Kyrgyz.” Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Chris Hann. Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), Germany
  • 2011 – 2012: M.A., Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Beruflicher Werdegang

  • Since March 2017: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, SFB 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress” University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2017 – Fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan (3 months)
  • 03/2016 – 10/2016: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale) (parental leave for five months)
  • 10/2012 – 02/2016: PhD Candidate, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale) (parental leave for seven months)
  • 2013 – 2014: Fieldwork in Kyrgyzstan (14 months)
  • 2012 – Chair’s Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • 2011 – Associate Instructor, Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington, USA
  • 2011 – Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Forschungsschwerpunkte / wissenschaftliche Interessensgebiete

Central Asia, anthropology of state, environmental anthropology, anthropology of infrastructure, rural economy, kinship, anthropology of ritual and cultural performances

Forschungsprojekt im Rahmen des SFB 923

Thema: Einzeluntersuchung im Rahmen des Teilprojekts E05 "Versalzung und Bodendegradation als Bedrohung agrarischer Ordnungen in Russland, Kasachstan/Tadschikistan und Australien seit 1945"

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Publikationen

  • 2018. “Beyond safeguarding measures, or a tale of strange bedfellows: Improvisation as heritage.” In: Smith, L., & Akagawa, N. (eds). Safeguarding Intangible Heritage: Practices and Politics. Routledge.
  • “Beyond safeguarding measures, or a tale of strange bedfellows: Improvisation as heritage.” In: Smith, L., & Akagawa, N. (eds). Intangible heritage. 2nd edition. London: Routledge (Forthcoming
  • Tagungsbericht: Knowing Soils: An Anthropology of Agricultural Knowledge, 27.01.2017 – 28.07.2017 Tübingen, in: H-Soz-Kult, 15.08.2017, <www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-7291>.
  • “Improvising the Voice of Ancestors: A Historical Ethnography of Oral Poetry Performances among the Kyrgyz.” PhD Dissertation. Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany (2016)

Vorträge

  • Taught an MA anthropology seminar on Central Asia, SoSe 2018, 'Heritage and Identity'
  • SFB guest lecture organization: Nuclear Weapons Testing, Nuclear Waste Disposal, and the Politics of Risk, Prof. Dr. Cynthia Werner, Texas A&M University, 28 September 2017
  • Conference organization: February 5 and 6, 2018: Soil degradation and shifting agrarian orders in Central Asia
  • Conference participation:
    • February 5 and 6, 2018: Soil degradation and shifting agrarian orders in CA, talk titled: From Oases into wasteland: Notes on environmental knowledge and practice along the Kyrgyz Uzbek border (Tübingen University)
    • April 11 and 12, 2018: Playing with scales in Environmental History, talk titled: Unboxing scales: Rivers, borders and politics in the Fergana Valley (Tübingen University)
  • “UNESCO and poetics of global heritage regime: from safeguarding measures to creative destruction of cultural heritage.” Panel titled “Re-enchantment, ritualisation, heritage-making: processes of tradition reconfiguration in Europe: historical and ethnographic examples,” at 13th SIEF Congress, Göttingen, Germany, March 2017
  • “Livelihoods between ruination and development: Political economy of soil degradation in Central Asia.” Workshop titled “Knowing Soils: An Anthropology of Agricultural Knowledge.” SFB 923 “Threatened Order – Societies under Stress”, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, January 2017
  • “On Ata’s and Papa’s: Traditional Kinship Roles and Shifting Political Economy among the Kyrgyz of Central Asia.” Conference titled “Kinship Cognition and Practice.” Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, September 2016
  • •“Cultural Revolution in the Peripheries: From Collectivization of Arts to State-sponsored Traditionalism among the Kyrgyz.” Workshop titled “Rethinking Early Soviet State Formation from the Periphery.” Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, March 2016
  • “Improvising a Tradition? The Politics and Poetics of a Cultural Heritage and Its Revitalization among the Kyrgyz.” Panel titled “Traditionalism, popular culture and national identity,” at 14th Bi-Annual Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS), Zürich, Switzerland, October 2015
  • “Improvisation as Heritage: Situating Kyrgyz Oral Poetry Performances in a Longue Durée.” Panel titled “From Folklore to Intangible Heritage,” at 12th SIEF Congress, Zagreb, Croatia, June 2015
  • “Between Tradition and Transition: Cultural Intimacy of Postsocialism.” Departmental Seminar, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, April 2015
  • “Improvising Socialism? Party, Poets, and the People.” Departmental Seminar, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, November 2014
  • “Oral Performances and Moral Citizens: Poets, Poetry and Politics in Transition.” Conference titled “Constructing Authority Through Custom and Tradition,” American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, September 2013
  • “Continuity Accompanying Change: Perspectives from Post-Soviet Central Asia.” Summer School organized by the International Max Planck Research School for the Anthropology, Archaeology and History of Eurasia, Naumburg, Germany, July 2013
  • “Oral traditions and Moral Citizens: Historical Anthropology of Kyrgyz Oral Poetry Performances.” Departmental Seminar, Department of Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, June 2013

Gastvorträge:

  • Offered a guest lecture titled 'Salt and Soil in Central Asia' for the Environmental Anthropology course at Tübingen University’s Anthropology department
  • Offered a guest lecture titled ‘International cooperation on the study of society and environment’ for the humanities faculty at Kokhand University, Uzbekistan
  • Gave a radio interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk on soil salinization, June 28, 2018
    www.br.de/radio/bayern2/sendungen/iq-wissenschaft-und-forschung/versalzte- boeden-der-kampf-gegen-ein-menschengemachtes-problem-100.html

Lehrveranstaltungen (select courses)

  • “Society and Culture” Department of Anthropology, Indiana University Bloomington, USA, Fall 2011