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Dr. Philipp Schröder

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Curriculum Vitae

Philipp Schröder studied Cultural/Social Anthropology and Political Sciences at the University of Tübingen, the Free University Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 2006 until 2011, he was a member of the research group on ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale. From 2012 to 2017, he conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Institute for Asian and African Studies of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and also served as an interim professor for the cross-section "Islam in Asian and African Societies” (2016-2017). In October 2017, Philipp Schröder joined the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg as a postdoctoral researcher, lecturer and coordinator of the BA program.

Philipp Schröder has also taught at the American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan), the University of Hamburg, the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg as well as during various summer schools funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is an associate researcher at the "Institute for Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies" (ISEK) of the University Zurich, and an associate member of CASCA (Halle-Zurich Centre for the Anthropological Study of Central Asia). Furthermore, he is a research affiliate at the "International Security and Development Center" (ISDC, Berlin) and a Visiting Lecturer at the OSCE-Academy in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan).

Philipp Schröder has consulted on various projects of development cooperation in Central Asia on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA), Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the World Bank, UN Women, UNICEF, the University of Central Asia (UCA), and 'The Hague Institute for Global Justice'. He is a Country of Origin Information (COI) expert for the ‘Rights in Exile Programme’. ‘Rights in Exile Programme

Philipp Schröder's research interests are identity, integration and conflict; translocal mobilities and entrepreneurialism; urban spaces, youth (cultures) and masculinities. His research areas are Central Asia and Eurasia (in particular Kyrgyzstan, Russia and China).

Research


Current research projects


Previous research projects

  • 2015-2018: Kyrgyz Republic: Social Cohesion through Community-based Development’ (funded by Worldbank, USA, and Aga Khan Foundation, USA); in cooperation with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI, Sweden) and the University of Central Asia (UCA, Kyrgyzstan).
    More information here
  • 2016-2017: 'The Quarters of Bishkek': Territory and Kyrgyzstan's Urban Youth Culture from the 1970s until Now (with Dr. Emil Nasritdinov, American University of Central Asia).
    More information here
  • 2014: Perspectives from Youth(Work) - An Analysis on Gender, Religion and Traditionalism in Kyrgyzstan (for project "Prospects for Youth", Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ; see factsheet here).
  • 2012: Conflict and Everyday Life - The Ethnographic Embedding of the 2010 Violent Incidents in Southern Kyrgyzstan (sponsord by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service).
  • 2007-2011: From Shanghai to Iug-2: Integration and Identification among and beyond the Male Youth of a Bishkek Neighbourhood (for PhD dissertation at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology).
    More infomation here

 

Publications


Monographs

 

Edited Volumes / Special Issues

  • Habeck, Joachim Otto and Philipp Schröder (eds.) 2016. Angst in the City?  EthnoScripts 18 (1).

 

Chapters in Edited Volumes

 

 Journal Articles

  • Schröder, Philipp 2020. Business 2.0: Kyrgyz Middlemen in Guangzhou. In: Central Asian Survey.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02634937.2019.1711023
  • Nasritdinov, Emil and Philipp Schröder 2017. Re/Claiming Bishkek: Contestation and Activism in the City of Two Revolutions. In: Central Asian Affairs: 'Re-Claiming Bishkek' 4 (2): 97-128.
  • Schröder, Philipp. 2017. From Shanghai to Iug-2...and What Now? Traces of (Re-)Claiming Bishkek from a Multi-temporal Fieldwork among Urban Men. In: Central Asian Affairs: 'Re-Claiming Bishkek' 4 (2): 129-145.
  • Habeck, Joachim Otto and Philipp Schröder 2016. Editorial: From Siberia with Love or Angst in the City? On the Idea of Merging Research Projects in Novosibirsk and Co-Teaching in Hamburg and Berlin.
    In: Ethnoscripts, 18 (1): 5-24.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2016. Urban Spaces and Lifestyles in Central Asia and Beyond: An Introduction. In: Central Asian Survey, 35(2): 145-156.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2016. Avoidance and Appropriation in Bishkek: Dealing with Time, Space and Urbanity in Kyrgyzstan's Capital. In: Central Asian Survey, 35(2): 218-236.
  • Nasritdinov, Emil and Philipp Schröder 2016. From Frunze to Bishkek. Soviet Territorial Youth Formations and Their Decline in the 1990-s and 2000-s. In: Central Asian Affairs, 3(1): 1-28.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2015. Ainuras Amerikanische Karriere. Räumliche und Soziale Mobilität einer jungen Kirgisin [Ainura’s American Career: The Spatial and Social Mobility of a Young Kyrgyz Woman]. In: Déjà Lu, Issue 3, 2015 (E-Journal of the World Council of Anthropological Associations). Reprint from 2013: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, 138: 235-258.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2014. „Der deutsche Bruder in unserem Hof“: Respekt, Solidarität und ‚distanzierbare Nähe' als Aspekte meiner Verortung in einer Nachbarschaftsgemeinschaft kirgisischer Männer [‘The German Brother in our Yard’: Respect, Solidarity and ‘Distanced Proximity’ as Aspects of my Positioning in a Neighbourhood Community of Kyrgyz Men]. In: Sociologus, 64(2): 155-178.
  • Schröder, Philipp and Manja Stephan-Emmrich 2014. The Institutionalization of Mobility: Well-being and Social Hierarchies in Central Asian Translocal Livelihoods. In: Mobilities. [print version: Mobilities 2016, 11(3): 420-443]
  • Schröder, Philipp 2011. Der Alltag der 'revolutionären' Jugend Kirgistans [The Everyday Life of Kyrgyzstan’s ‘Revolutionary’ Youth]. In: Zentralasien-Analysen Nr. 48, 2-5.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2010. 'Urbanizing' Bishkek: interrelations of boundaries, migration, group size and opportunity structure. In: Central Asian Survey, 29:4, 453-467.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2007. Bischkek nach oder vor der Revolution? Integration, Konflikt und Identifikation unter Jugendlichen in einem post-sowjetischen urbanen Kontext [Bishkek After or Before the Revolution? Integration, Conflict and Identification among Youth in a post-Soviet Urban Context]. In: Bericht / Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung, Abteilung I: Integration und Konflikt, 2007, 149-151.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2007. Schauspiel, Ideologie und Selbstdarstellung – Beschreibungen zum sibirischen Schamanismus zwischen dem 18. und 21. Jahrhundert im Kontext der Writing Culture-Debatte [Spectacle, Ideology and Self-Representation – Descriptions of Siberian Shamanism between the 18th and 21st Century in Light of the Writing Culture-Debate]. In: Anthropos 102.2007, 135-156.

 

Reviews

  • Schröder, Philipp 2018. Locating Institutions in Kyrgyzstan's Bazaar Economies. Review on: Spector, Regine 2017. Order at the Bazaar. Power and Trade in Central Asia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. In: Central Asian Affairs, 5 (4), 375-379.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2015. Review on: Schmoller, Jesko: Achieving a Career, Becoming a Master. Aspirations in the Lives of Young Uzbek Men. In: Central Asian Survey: 1-3.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2006. Review on: Yurkova, Irina: Der Alltag der Transformation. Kleinunternehmerinnen in Usbekistan [Yurkova, Irina. The Everyday Life of Transformation. Small Buinesswomen in Uzbekistan]. In: Anthropos, 101.2006, 332-334.

 

Consultancy Work (Published Reports)

  • Schröder, Philipp and Elina Schröder 2017. Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan: adjustments to a changing economic environment. Bishkek: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
  • Schröder, Philipp 2017. Displays of Patriarchy and Female Vigour. (Report prepared for the project ‘Professional and Marriage Choices of Youth in Kyrgyzstan’ on behalf of UN Women; more information here)
  • Schröder, Philipp 2015. Youth(work) and Gender - The Case of Kyrgyzstan. In: German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ).

 

Peer-Reviewing

  • Nationalities Papers
  • Sibirica
  • Central Asian Survey
  • Globalizations
  • Mobilities
  • Europe-Asia Studies
  • Palgrave Macmillan (Sociology & Anthropology)

 

Recent / Upcoming Presentations

 

  • Gender Assessment: Social Behavior Change Communication in Kyrgyzstan in the Context of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
    Sixth Annual Life in Kyrgyzstan (LiK) Conference 2020, 29 October 2020

  • Roundtable Participant: Between Order, Authoritarianism and Mobility. Conceptual Approaches to Local-Local Orderings and Peace Formation in Central Eurasia
    Workshop ‘Studying Everyday Order and Peace from the Ground Up. An Inter-regional Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Peace Formation in Central Eurasia
, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy
University of Hamburg, 09 October 2020

  • Translocality Applied - Ethnographic Observations on Conflict and Integration from Central Asia
    Lecture at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, 
    University of Hamburg, November 27, 2019

  • From a ‘Society of Traders’ to What? Kyrgyz Economic Lifeworlds in Times of a ‘New Silk Road’ and the ‘Eurasian Economic Union’
    Presentation in Workshop 'Languages, Cultures and Goods along the Silk Road’
    University of Frankfurt (Main), October 18, 2019
    (Video)

  • Brokerage, the Kyrgyz Way - Old and New Ways of ‘Negotiating Business’ across Capitalist Eurasia
    Presentation in panel 'Brokerage between successful negotiation and opportunism' at conference of German Anthropological Association 'The End of Negotiations?'
    University of Konstanz, September 30, 2019

  • An ‘Ethnography of Situation’ in Bishkek
    Presentation at '7th Fulda Fieldwork Days': Ethnography of the Situation. Explorations of Meaningfully Bounded Field-Situations’
    Fulda University of Applied Sciences, July 5, 2019

  • Panel Discussion: Change in the Islamic World
    9th Student Symposium of Islamic Studies]
    University of Freiburg, June 22, 2019

  • A Small Boat in Troubled Waters: On non-Elite Adjustments to the ‘Eurasian Economic Union’ & the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ in Kyrgyzstan
    Presentation at workshop 'The Belt and Road-Initiative in Central Asia', German Institute for International and Security Affairs,
    Berlin, June 18, 2019

  • Between Masculinities and Infrastructures: Grasping Emergent Trade Corridors and Value-Chains in Eurasia
    Presentation at workshop 'Translocal Ethnographies of Mobilities and Boundaries'
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, December 7, 2018
  • Book Launch: Discussing 'Mobilities, Boundaries, and Travelling Ideas: Rethinking Translocality Beyond Central Asia and the Caucasus'
    Centre for East European and International Studies, Berlin, December 6, 2018
    More information here
  • Anthropology and Tourism
    Presentation at the 1st Symposium 'Tourism and Development Cooperation'
    Harz University of Applied Sciences, June 4-5, 2018
    More information here
  • Ethnography along the New Silk Road - A Research Programme
    Presentation at the winter term colloquium, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, November 7, 2017.
    More information here
  • Ethnographic Research on Cohesion and Employment in Kyrgyzstan
    Presentation at workshop "Household Life, Employment and Social Cohesion in Kyrgyzstan - Integrating Scientific Insights and Implementation Efforts", Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), April 27, 2017
  • Forms and Dynamics of Informal Social Support in Transnational Contexts/Settings
    Invited Discussant for the Panel at the conference 'Transnational Social Support - Everyday Life Perspectives and Political Insights', organized by TRANSSOS (Research Center for Transnational Social Support), March 2-3, 2017.
    Full program see here
  • From ‘Wild Capitalism’ to Business 2.0 - Ethnographic Insights on Kyrgyz Entrepreneurs in Eurasia. Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS); Princeton University (NJ, USA); November 3-6, 2016.
  • 'New Silk Road' - Livelihoods, Regimes and Goods in contemporary Eurasia. Presentation at the conference 'EASA2016: Anthropological legacies and human futures' in the panel 'P136: The political life of commodities'; University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; July 20-23, 2016.
    More information here
  • Ethics and Ethnography. Lecture at the DFG Research Training Group 'Transnational Social Support' of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and University of Hildesheim (in Hildesheim, Germany); June 27, 2016.
  • "We have come a long way…" - On old-school merchants and new entrepreneurs of the former Soviet Periphery. Presentation in the lecture series 'Asia Update'; University of Amsterdam (Netherlands); June 16, 2016.
  • Illustrating Eurasian ‘Globalization’: 
From Migration & Economy 
to Culture & Politics. Presentation on behalf of: Roundtable "Labour, Migration & Integration - Globalisation Processes in Eurasia”, ASA-Programm, Werftpfuhl (Germany); June 10, 2016.
  • Transcultural Kyrgyzness? Insights from Mobile Lifeworlds in-between Central Asia, Russia and China. Presentation in the lecture series of Prof. Dr. Nadja-Christina Schneider entitled 'Transculturality and Migration: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives' (program here) at the Institute for Asian and African Studies; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; June 2, 2016.
  • Qualitative Tracking Study. Presentation in the progress workshop on the 'Social Cohesion Through Community-Based Development', held by the University of Central Asia, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute and the International Security and Development Center; University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; February 26, 2016.

 

Recent / Upcoming Teaching

 

  • Theoretical Tracking: From Contemporary Terms in the Anthropological Debate towards the Discipline’s Classics
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2020/21
  • Anthropology & Socialism
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2020/21
  • Conflict and Avoidance in Central Asia

    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Summer Term, 2020

  • Ethnographic Methods in Practice
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Summer Term, 2020

  • Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (Lecture)
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2019/20
  • Inspecting the (New) Silk Road - Perspectives from Central Asia and China
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2019/20
  • Applied Anthropology in Central Asia
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg,
    Summer Term, 2019
  • Integration & Conflict
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2018/19
  • Economic Anthropology Monographs of the 20th and 21st Century
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2018/19
  • Anthropology and Economy: Theoretical Perspectives and Case Studies on Production, Distribution and Consumption
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 
    Winter Term, 2018/19
  • Ethnographic Methods in Practice
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Summer Term, 2018
  • Migrations, Middle-Classes and Modernities: An Ethnographic Comparison of CentralAsia and China
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2017/18
  • Translocality: Religion, Identity and Integration in Cross-Border Contexts
    Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Winter Term, 2017/18
  • Contemporary Muslim Youth and Lifestyles
    Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winter Term 2016/17
  • Spiritual Markets and Marketed Spiritualities: People, Beliefs and Economies
    Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winter Term 2016/17
  • Migrations, Middle Classes and Modernities: An Ethnographic Comparison of Central Asia and China
    Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winter Term 2016/17
  • Ethnographische Werkstatt (Lesen, Schreiben, Präsentieren)
    Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winter Term 2016/17
  • Methodenwerkstatt Regionalwissenschaften
    Institute for Asian and African Studies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Winter Term 2016/17
  • Translocal Matters - Ethnographic Explorations of Belongings, Sociabilities and Spiritualities in(between) Amsterdam and Berlin (together with Dr. Barak Kalir, Universiteit van Amsterdam). Institute for Asian and African Studies; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Summer Term 2016.
  • Islam and Spirituality in times of Socialism and post-Socialism. Institute for Asian and African Studies; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Summer Term 2016.
  • Anthropological Studies on Religion, Trade and Livelihood in Asia and Africa. Institute for Asian and African Studies; Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Summer Term 2016.

 

Consultancy

 

Academic Management

  • Co-Organizer of the Workshop 'Beyond the New Silk Road: Transregional Research Perspectives on Resources, Infrastructures, Nationalisms and More'. 
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, February 8, 2020
  • Co-Organizer of the Workshop 'Translocal Ethnographies of Mobilities and Boundaries'Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, December 7, 2018
  • Co-Organizer of the Workshop 'Household Life, Employment and Social Cohesion in Kyrgyzstan - Integrating Scientific Insights and Implementation Efforts'. 
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Funded by The Hague Institute for Global Justice, April 2017.
    More information here
  • Project leader and teacher at the Summer School 'Power, Identity and Economy: Dimensions of Perception and Conflict in Central Asia'. Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Funded by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service; August 2015.
  • Co-organizer Workshop 'Exploring Translocality: Methodological Reflections and Ethnographic Cases'. American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan); April 07-08, 2015.
  • Project leader and teacher at the Summer School 'Resources and  Conflicts in Central Asia'. Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Funded by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service; August 2014.
  • Co-organizer and teacher at the Summer School 'Society and Conflict in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan'. Dushanbe, Tajikistan. Funded by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service; July 2013.
  • Co-organizer Workshop 'Tracing Migration and Global Connectedness - Urban Contexts in Central Asia and Beyond'. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany); May 30-31, 2013.
  • Co-organizer and teacher at the Summer School 'Ethnicity, Conflict and Memory - Experiencing Violence and Talking Peace in South Kyrgyzstan and the Ferghana Valley'. Osh, Kyrgyzstan. Funded by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service; September 2012.

 

Memberships and Cooperations