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JunProf. Dr. Anna Meiser

Junior Professor at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
JunProf. Anna Meiser

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

05/2018 – 03/2020

Parental leave

10/2017

Extension of the assistant professorship after positive external evaluation

03/2015 – 02/2016

Field research in Ecuador and Mexico; Scholarship holder of the Humboldt- foundation (Feodor-Lynen-Research Scholarship) [in cooperation with: FLACSO Ecuador, Pluriversidad Amawtay Wasi Ecuador, DIE–CINVESTAV de México, Universidad Veracruzana / Intercultural]

Since 10/2012

Assistant professor (“Juniorprofessorin”) (without Tenure Track) in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg, Germany

03/2012 – 04/2012

Visiting lecturer at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland

12/2011 – 09/2012

Teaching and research assistant (temporarily filling the assistant position) in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg, Germany

10/2008 – 02/2012

Lecturer in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

07/2011

Conferral of Doctoral Degree (Ph.D.) (Grade: "summa cum laude") at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

10/2007 – 02/2011

Doctoral studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology (major) and Catholic Theology (minor) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

02/2007

Master's degree (“Magister Artium”) (Grade: 1.11)

2001 – 2007

Studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology (major), Catholic Theology and Political Science (minors) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Awards and scholarships

12/2017

Co-operator of the teaching project S-A-L-A-M, awarded with the State Teaching Award (“Landeslehrpreis”), Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts, Baden-Württemberg

03/2015 – 02/2016

Feodor Lynen Research Fellowship, Humboldt Foundation (“Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung”)

08/2011

Dissertation Award, Faculty for the Study of Culture at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

09/2009

Language Course Grant in St. Petersburg, Russia, Dr. Jürgen & Irmgard Ulderup Stiftung

2008 – 2009

Scholarship, Cusanuswerk (ideational promotion

2007 – 2010

Scholarship, German National Academic Foundation (“Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.”)

2007 – 2011

Mentee of the Mentoring Programme at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 

Research interests

Intercultural and transcultural phenomena, transformation processes (glocalization, postcolonialism, indigenization, post-socialism), Religious dynamics (especially: Anthropology of Christianity), Indigenous movements, Indigenous knowledge systems, intercultural education & universities, collaborative methodologies

 

Regional specialisation                

  • Latin America (Amazonia, Andes, Mexico)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland)

 

Field research / stays abroad

2014 & 2016

Field research in Mexico (7 months)

2006 & 2008

Field research in Peru (3,5 months)

2005 – 2019

Field research in Ecuador (17 months) and several research trips (12 weeks)

2008 & 2014

Research travels to Poland and field research in Eastern Poland (6 weeks)

2008 & 2015 & 2019

Research travels to Bolivia (4 weeks)

2007

Research travel to Armenia (2 weeks)

2005

Semester abroad at the Humboldt State University Arcata, California, U.S.A.

2004

Semester abroad at the Jagiellonian University and at the Pontifical Academy of Theology Krakow, Poland

 

Scientific review activities

Journals:

      • Perfiles Educativos (Mexico)
      • Revista de la Educación Superior (Mexico)
      • Revista Mexicana de Historia de la Educación (Mexico)
      • Sociologus (Germany)

 

Editorial Board:

      • Laboratorium kultury (Katowice, Poland)
      • Revista Amawtay (Quito, Ecuador)

 

Institutions

      • BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany)
      • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
      • Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, Germany)
      • German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes e.V.)

 

Scientific consulting

      • megaherz gmbh film und fernsehen (Munich), ZDFinfo (Mainz)

 

Memberships in professional societies

      • AIBR (Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red)
      • DGSKA (German Anthropological Association)
      • SALSA (Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America)

 

Publication List

Monographs:

2015

“Bebo de dos ríos.” La lógica de procesos transculturales entre los cristianos Achuar y Shuar en la Amazonía Alta. Quito: Abya Yala.

2013

„Ich trinke aus zwei Flüssen.” Zur Logik transkultureller Prozesse bei christlichen Achuar und Shuar im oberen Amazonien. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Editorships:

[in prep.]

[with Philipp Dankel und Mario Soto Rodríguez] ¿La Misma Historia de Siempre? Volver a  e los Contar y (Re)Inventar Nuevas Tradiciones en América del Sur Anthology related to the eponymous in 2013 (University of Freiburg). Preliminary contract with: Abya Yala, Quito.

2017

Alternative Models of Knowledge as a Critique of Epistemic Power Structures [Sonderband]. In: Sociologus 67 (1) [peer reviewed].

Essays:

[2018]

Christian-Indigenous Identities and Alter-Native Modernities in the Upper Amazon. In: Halbmayer, Ernst (ed.): South American Indigenous Modernities. Herefordshire: Sean Kingston, 22 S. [peer reviewed]. 

2017d

[with Daniela Aguirre, Anita Krainer und Martha Guerra]
Educación Superior Intercultural y Diálogo de Saberes. El Caso de la Amawtay Wasi en Ecuador. In: Revista de la Educación Superior  46 (184), S. 55- 76 [peer reviewed].

2017c

Roszczenie uniwersalne i kontekst kulturowy. Misja i misjologia z perspektywy etnologicznej [Universal ambition and cultural context. An ethnological perspective on Christian mission and mission science]. In: Roczniki Kulturoznawcze KUL 8 (4). [Poland, Lublin], S. 45 - 67 [peer reviewed].

2017b

Alternative Models of Knowledge as Critique of Epistemological Power Structures. Introduction. In: Sociologus 67 (1) [Sonderband], S. 1-21 [peer reviewed].

2017a

„Zusammen sind wir Heimat“. Heimat als Aufgabe und Grundlage menschlicher Existenz ["Together we are home." Home as task and basis of human existence]. In: Migration & Integration Info 1 [New Caritas], S. 2-4. 

2016

[with Luis Fernando Sarango] Akademische Kulturen im interkulturellen Kontext. Ein Erfahrungsaustausch mit der indigenen Hochschule Pluriversidad Amawtay Wasi an der Universität Freiburg [Academic cultures in an intercultural context. An exchange of experiences with the indigenous university Pluriversidad Amawtay Wasi at the University of Freiburg]. In: Freiburger Ethnologische Arbeitspapiere, 35 P.

2015

Polens Neounierte Katholiken. Zum Selbstverständnis einer religiösen Minderheit [Poland's Neounierte Catholics. On the self-image of a religious minority]. In: Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie 2015 - Polen (On behalf of the Görres-Gesellschaft; published by Heidrun Alzheimer, Sabine Doering-Manteuffel, Daniel Drascek and Angela Treiber), P. 95-112.

2014c

[with students of the main seminar: "Das Potenzial einer interkulturellen Wissenschaft”] ["The Potential of Intercultural Science"] Culturas Académicas desde una Perspectiva Intercultural. Un Intercambio entre la Pluriversidad Amawtay Wasi y la Universidad de Freiburg. In: Revista , Amawtay 3, S. 18-30

2014b

[with Stefan Pfänder] Epílogo. In: Bulnes, Marta; Feichtner, Maximilian: La 
Pachamama y el Petróleo. Tradiciones y sus Transformaciones en la Comunidad de San Isidro
(Ecuador). (NIHIN Stories). Freiburg: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, S. 157-160.

2014a

[with Eveline Dürr] Negotiating New Roles and Relationships in the Jungle. Rain
Forest Imaginations and Community-based Ecotourism in Ecuador. In: Tipití 12/2 (Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America), S. 151-168 [peer reviewed].

2013

Das Haus der Weisheit am Scheideweg. In: ila 371, S. 45-46

2011

“Jesus Is the Same Arutam.” – Logics of Appropriation among Missionized Indians and Indigenized Missionaries. In: Anthropos 106/2, S. 493-510 [peer reviewed].

2009

Der Gott des Himmels und des Waldes [The God of Heaven and Forest]. In: Lateinamerika Anders 2/2009, S. 24-25.

2008

„Baranek Boży“ w Amazonii Indiańskiej [The "Lamb of God" in indigenous Amazonia]. In: Studia Misjologiczne 1, S. 117-127.

Other:

2008

Medienlandschaft im Umbruch. Das Beispiel Polen [Media landscape in upheaval. The example of Poland]. In: Renovabis (ed.): Gesellschaft gestalten  – Glauben entfalten. Christen in Mittel- und Osteuropa [Shaping society - developing faith. Christians in Central and Eastern Europe]. 11. Internationaler Kongress Renovabis 2007 [11th International Conference Renovabis 2007]. Aachen: MVG. P. 194-198 [Conference Report].

2008

Abenteuer am Amazonas [Adventure at Amazonas]. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung – Uni&Job, 18. Oktober 2008, P. 4-5.

Interviews:

2017

Rieger, Naomi: Zwei Fremde, ein Team [Two Strangers, one Team]. In: Badische Zeitung, 26. Oktober 2017.

2013

Faber, Johannes: Multikulti im Regenwald [Multicultural in the Rainforest]. In: Badische Zeitung, 22. Juni 2013.

2012

[in cooperaton] Weihnachten mit Kolibris, Wichteln und Väterchen Frost. Wissenschaftler der Albert- Ludwigs-Universität erforschen Weihnachtsbräuche in aller Welt [Christmas with hummingbirds, gnomes and Father Frost. Scientists at the Albert Ludwig University are researching Christmas customs around the world]. In: Public Relations, University of Freiburg, 18th December 2012.

2008

Desde Adentro. In: Kanatari - CETA 1239 [in Iquitos/Peru erscheinende Zeitschrift], S. 4125.

Co-Publisher of the Series (with Stefan Seitz): Edition Centaurus - Sozioökonomische Prozesse in Asien, Afrika und Lateinamerika

 

Research Projects

  1. Knowledge production in indigenous intercultural universities - An ethnological study in Latin America [Funding: FRIAS & Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation]
  2. Poland's Neounate Catholics - On the Self-Conception of a Religious Minority

Organised conferences and workshops

09/2015

Workshop: Alternative knowledge systems as critique of epistemological power structures, DGV Conference, Marburg.

05/2013

[together with G. Herzog-Schröder, Institute of Ethnology, LMU Munich] Workshop: Dynamics of Foreign and Self Representation in the Indigenous Americas, 6. Americanist meeting, Bonn.

04/2013

[together with Ph. Dankel and M. Soto Rodríguez, Romanesque Seminar, University o Freiburg] International Interdisciplinary Conference: The Same Old Story? Retelling and + Reinventing New Traditions in South America, Freiburg. [funded by: IGA Freiburg]

Lectures

WiSe 17/18

Introduction to Ethnology [Lecture],

Intercultural exchange and mentoring of children in a migration context - A project seminar in cooperation with the Pestalozzi Primary School and the City of Freiburg [Project Seminar]

Museum Excursion to Vienna, Budapest and Munich [Excursion]

SoSe 17

Research Design and Methods [Master's Seminar]

Mentorate [Seminar in preparation for the study project in the 5th semester]

WiSe 16/17

History of Science I [Lecture]

Intercultural exchange and mentoring of children in a migration context - A project seminar in cooperation with the Pestalozzi Primary School and the City of Freiburg [Project Seminar]

SoSe 2016

Alternative Worlds? Utopias from Latin America [Hauptseminar]

Practice-oriented Methodology [Proseminar]

WiSe 14/15

History of Science I [Lecture]

Social Movements in Latin America [Seminar]

SoSe 14

The Potential of Intercultural Science - Indigenous Universities in Latin America [Project Seminar in cooperation with Prof. Dr. L. F. Sarango Macas, Ecuador]

WiSe 13/14

History of Science I [Lecture]

Decolonization of Science and Indigenous Knowledge Systems [Hauptseminar]

SoSe 13

Latin America in discussion - Ethnological approaches to and from the "New World [Seminar]

Religion in Tradition and Modernity - An Ethnological Perspective [Proseminar]

WiSe 12/13

Language, identity and world view - Ethnological perspectives on communication and Culture [Hauptseminar/Proseminar]

Intercultural Exchange and Mentoring of Children in a Migration Context - Project seminar in cooperation with primary schools and the city of Freiburg [Project Seminar]

SoSe 12

Tupi Or Not Tupi? - Indigenous Perspectives on Latin America [Hauptseminar]

Fundamentals of Religious Anthropology - Theories and Discussions [Proseminar]

WiSe 11/12

"The Right to Difference" - Indigenous Emancipation and Identity Politics in Latin America [Proseminar]