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PD Dr. Thomas Hüsken

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2017-2020    Research Fellow, Department for Ethnology, University of Bayreuth. Research project: Political Orders in the Making: a comparative study of emerging forms of political organisation from Libya to Northern Mali. Funded by the German Research Association.
  • 2019    Guest Professor at the Institute for Ethnology, University of Freiburg
  • 2013-2017    Assistant Professor (Oberassistent), Department for Ethnology, University of Lucerne.
  • 2012/2013    Guest Professor at the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.
  • 2012-2013        Research Fellow at the Department for Ethnology, University of Bayreuth. Research project: Tribal Political Culture in Libya. Funded by the German Research Association.
  • 2011    Guest-Professor at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna.
  • 2010     Assistant Professor (Assistent) at the Department for the Sociology of Development, University of Bayreuth.
  • 2007-2010    Senior Research Fellow at the Department for Ethnology, University of Bayreuth. Research project: New Forms of Power in the Borderland of Egypt and Libya. Funded by the German Research Association.
  • 2001-2006    Assistant Professor (Assistent) at the Institute for Ethnology, Freie Universität Berlin.
  • 1999-2001    Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethnology, Freie Universität Berlin. Research project: The Tribe of the Experts, Intercultural Management in German Development. Funded by the German Research Foundation.

Current Posts and Memberships

 

  • Executive Board Member of ABORNE (Africa Borderlands Research Network).
  • Review Editor of the Journal for Ethnology (Zeitschrift für Ethnologie).
  • Peer-Reviewer for Sociologus, Paideuma, Journal for Ethnology, Journal for Religious Studies.
  • Member of the German Anthropological Association (GAA).
  • Member of the Swiss Ethnological Society (SES).
  • Member of the MENA Network Switzerland.
  • Board Member of the Anna Tröger Summerschool Program, Heinrich Böll Foundation.
  • Member of the Academic Council of the Goethe Institute.

 

Key Publications

Monographs


Hüsken, Thomas 2006, Der Stamm der Experten, Rhetorik und Praxis des interkulturellen Managements in der deutschen staatlichen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Bielefeld, transcript.

Hüsken, Thomas / Olin Roenpage 1998, Jenseits von Traditionalismus und Stagnation. Analyse einer beduinischen Ökonomie in der Westlichen Wüste Ägyptens, Münster, LIT-Verlag.


Hüsken, Thomas 2018, Tribal Politics in the Borderland of Egypt and Libya, Palgrave Series in African Borderland Studies, New York, Palgrave-Macmillan.

https://www.palgrave.com/la/book/9783319923413

Edited volumes



Hüsken, Thomas (ed.) 2007, Youth, Gender and the City, Socialanthropological Explorations in Cairo, published by the Goethe-Institute Egypt, supported by funds of the Euro-Islamic Cultural Dialogue of the German Department for Foreign Affairs.

Hüsken, Thomas & Alexander Solyga & Dida Badi (eds.) 2019, The Multiplicity of Orders and Practices, A Tribute to the Work of Georg Klute, Köln, Köppe.

Articles in peer reviewed journals



Hüsken, Thomas 2017a, The Practice and Culture of Smuggling in the Borderland of Egypt and Libya, in: Raffaella del Sarto & Asli Oykay (eds.), Contentious Borders: Sovereignty and Statehood in the Middle East and North Africa post-2011, Foreign Affairs (Special Issue) 2017, 897-915.

Hüsken, Thomas & Georg Klute 2017b, Heterarchie, Konnektivität, lokale Politik und die
Neuaushandlung der postkolonialen Ordnung von Libyen bis nach Mali, in:
Thomas Demmelhuber/ Axel, Paul/ Maurus Reinkowski (Hrsg.), Arabellion, Vom
Aufbruch zum Zerfall einer Region, Leviathan Sonderband 31, 2017, 155-179.

Hüsken, Thomas  & Georg Klute 2015, Political Orders in the Making: Emerging Forms of Political Organization from Libya to Northern Mali, African Security, 8:4, 320-337.

Hüsken, Thomas 2012, Tribal Political Culture and the Revolution in the Cyrenaica of Libya. In: Orient, German Journal for Politics, Economics and Culture of The Middle East, I/2012. 26-31.

Hüsken, Thomas 2010a, Outside the Whale: The Contested Life and Work of Development Experts, Journal für Entwicklungspolitik (JEP), 2010/4, 20-36.

Hüsken, Thomas / Georg Klute 2010b, Emerging Forms of Power in two African Borderlands, in: David Copland (ed.), Journal of African Borderland Studies, JBS 25.2 Special Issue: From Empiricism to Theory in African Border Studies, 28-42.

Hüsken, Thomas 2009, Die neotribale Wettbewerbsordnung in Grenzland von Ägypten und Libyen, Sociologus 2/2009, 117-143.

Hüsken, Thomas 2004, Ethnologie, Soziologie und skeptische Sozialanthropologie – die Berliner Schule, Entwicklungsethnologie 1, 2004, 41-51.

 

Regional Research Interests

Egypt, Libya, Northwest Africa (Fieldwork in Egypt since 1993, in Libya since 2007)

 

Research Topics

•    Political Anthropology: Non-state and state, tribal groups and politics, borderland studies, renegotiation of the postcolonial order in Northwest Africa

•    Economical Anthropology:  Development, international organisations, companies, bureaucracies