Social and Cultural Anthropology

Love - Hate - Love: Wissenschaftler müssen sich mit fremden und eigenen Emotionen auseinandersetzen. "Angkringan", ein mobiler Imbiss auf Java.
Love - Hate - Love: Emotions occur during fieldwork. The picture shows a mobile snack bar on the island of Java.
Image Credit: Thomas Stodulka

The three anthropological projects focus on fieldworkers’ affects and underline their prominent role in the emergence of scientific data and ethnographies. The leading post-doc project aims to assess fieldworkers’ affects empirically, intends to foster researchers’ affective awareness in the field and render their emotions into epistemological means of knowledge production. The developed affective-reflexive methodical tools are made available for junior fieldworkers and students and will be applied in two exploratory and exemplary dissertation projects.

Fieldwork and Ethnography as affective and relational processes (Thomas Stodulka)

The post-doctorate project integrates approaches from social anthropology, primatology, psychology and comparative literature in order to develop a relational methodology of ethnographic emotion research.

The (im)mobilization of Indonesian Migrants – an ethnographic affect and regime analysis (Samia Dinkelaker)

The dissertation project investigates the Indonesian temporary labor migration program from an ethnographic perspective.

Edge of Tolerance: Politics of Emotion of Muslim Queer in Indonesia

This doctoral thesis investigates the emotional life of Muslim queers in the wake pervasive forces that exclude them from various facets of public life.