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