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PD. Dr. Michaela Haug

Dr. Michaela Haug

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Consultation hours:

Thursday, 12.01.  12-14 Uhr (Presence)

Friday, 21.01.  14-16 Uhr (online)

Thursday, 26.01.  14-16 Uhr (online)

Friday, 03.02.  14-16 Uhr (online)

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 10/2022 Substitution of a professorship at the Institute for Social- and Cultural- Antropology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

 

  • 04-09/2022 Visiting Professor at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin

 

  • 2021 Habilitation at the University of Cologne; title of habilitation thesis: Living on a Resource Frontier: Power, Gender and Future Making in Indonesian Borneo

 

  • 2015-2022: Senior Researcher at the Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne (https://gssc.uni-koeln.de/personen/mitglieder/haug-pd-dr-michaela)

 

  • 2009: PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg; title of the dissertation: Poverty and Decentralisation in East Kalimantan: The Impact of Regional Autonomy on Dayak Benuaq Wellbeing (summa cum laude)

 

 

  • 2003 - 2006: Research Assistant at the Institute of Social Anthropology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg within the interdisciplinary research project: Making Local Government more Responsive to the Poor: Developing Indicators and Tools to Support Sustainable Livelihood under Decentralization conducted by CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research) in cooperation with the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

 

  • 2003: Magister Artium at the University of Cologne; title of the master thesis: Resource Perception and Land Rights of the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan, Indonesia: A Case Study from Engkuni Pasek (awarded with the Faculty Prize)

 

Academic Membership

German Society for Social and Cultural Anthropology (DGSKA)

  • Spokesperson of the Southeast Asia Regional Group of DGSKA together with Kristina Großmann and Katharina Schneider from 2015-2019.
  • Founding member of the working group Environmental Anthropology of DGSKA
  • Founding member of the working group Family in the Field of the DGSKA

Working Group Southeast Asia of the German Geographical Society (DGfG)

German-Indonesian Society (DIG)

European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS)

European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA)

  • Member of the Network Environment & Anthropology of EASA

Appraisal Work (Journals)

Peer Reviewer for American Ethnologist, Current Anthropology, HAU – Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Ethnos, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Critical Asian Studies, Polar, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS), Indonesia and the Malay World, Journal of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Asien, Paideuma, Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society, The European Journal of Social Science Research, Jurnal Ilmu Sosial Mamangan (Indonesian Social Science Journal)

Review of research proposals for the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the fellowship program of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Humanities

Regional Interests

Asia/Southeast Asia/Indonesia

I have been conducting research in Kalimantan, Indonesia since 2000, during which time I have spent a total of 36 months conducting field research on a variety of topics. These include land rights and resource perceptions, the impact of decentralization, poverty and wellbeing, economic, social and environmental change, (in)equality and gender, and currently, shaping the future.

Research in Namibia (since 2004) on economic anthropology and political anthropology.

Thematic Interests

  •   Environmental Ethnology
  •   Political ecology
  •   Socio-economics
  •   Anthropology of the Future
  •   Theories and Methods


My research focuses on social, economic, political and ecological transformation processes in the Global South. My research addresses theoretical as well as socially and practically relevant questions on the relationships between people, society and the environment, resource use, the (re)production of social inequalities and the shaping of the future.

Actual Research Avtivities

Research Project: Future-Making, Environmental Change and Socio-economic Transformations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project Management: PD Dr. Michaela Haug

Collaborators: David Meschede, M.A.

Website: http://futuremakingkalimantan.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/

Duration: 2019-2023

Deforestation of tropical rainforests is part of the increasingly threatening global ecological crisis. Large rainforest areas of Indonesia are being used in new ways, subordinated to new forms of governance, and incorporated into new production regimes in the name of development and environmental protection - based on different and sometimes controversial visions of the future. Taking the province of East Kalimantan as an example, the project investigates which conceptions of the future are produced by different actors*, how different conceptions of the future are expressed and put into practice.

Interdisciplinary Research Network: Beyond the Domesticated and Wild Divide: Plant Biology and the Politics of Nutrition

Forum of the Excellent Research Support Program of the University of Cologne (2021-2022)

Website: https://bipon.uni-koeln.de/

The BiPoN forum aims to determine how human action and environmental factors interact in decision-making processes about edible food plants, including crops and trees, that are introduced and cultivated in different parts of the world. This brings about a range of interrelated questions addressing the establishment and crossing of both conceptual and physical boundaries.

Main Publications

In Vorbereitung. Haug, M., T. Duile, K. Großmann und G. Sprenger. "Plural Ecologies in Southeast Asia: Hierarchies, Conflicts, and Coexistence." London/New York: Routledge.

 

In Vorbereitung. Haug, M., Greg Acciaioli, Cliff Sather und Kenneth Sillander. Special Module on ‘Bornean Youth: Anxieties and Aspirations for Uncertain Futures’. In: Borneo Research Bulletin.

 

Haug, M., Timo Kaartinen und Kristina Großmann. 2020. Special Issue on Frontier Temporalities. In: Paideuma.

 

Haug, M., Fabienne Brauckmann, Katja Metzmacher und Rosalie Stolz (Hrsg.). 2020. "Being a Parent in the Field: Challenges and Implications of Accompanied Fieldwork." Bielefeld: Transcript.

 

Haug, M., Sara de Wit und Arno Pascht. 2018. Special Issue on Translating Climate Change. In: Sociologus 68(1).

 

Haug, M., Kristina Großmann. 2018. Special Issue on Gender and Environmental Change. In: Antropologia 5(1).

 

Haug, M., Martin Rössler und Anna-Teresa Grumblies (Hrsg.). 2017. Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge.

 

Haug, M., Cathrin Arenz, Stefan Seitz und Oliver Venz (Hrsg.). 2017. Continuity under Change in Dayak Societies. Wiesbaden: Springer.

 

Haug, M. 2010. Poverty and Decentralisation in East Kalimantan: The Impact of Regional Autonom on Dayak Benuaq Wellbeing. Centaurus: Freiburg.

 

Aufsätze in Zeitschriften und Buchkapitel

In Vorbereitung. Home of Spirits and Loggers: Plural Perspectives on the Forest in Indonesian Borneo In: Timo Duile, Kristina Großmann, Michaela Haug and Guido Sprenger (Hrsg.). Plural Ecologies in Southeast Asia: Hierarchies, Conflicts, and Coexistence. London/New York: Routledge.

In Vorbereitung. Being Torn between Hope and Despair: Future Visons of Dayak Youth in East Kalimantan, Special Module on “Bornean Youth: Anxieties and Aspirations for Uncertain Futures”. Borneo Research Bulletin. Edited by Greg Acciaioli, Michaela Haug, Cliff Sather und Kenneth Sillander.

Haug, M. (2021): Curing a Brain Tumor with High Tech Operations and the Help of Spirits: The Appropriation of Biomedicine among the Dayak Benuaq, Moussons 38, S.167-191.

Haug, M. (2021): Framing the Future through the Lens of Hope: Environmental Change, Diverse Hopes and the Challenge of Engagement. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 145, S. 71-92.

Haug, M., Kristina Großmann und Timo Kaartinen. 2020. Introduction: Frontier Temporalities: Exploring Processes of Frontierisation, Defrontierisation and Refrontierisation in Indonesia and Africa, Paideuma 66, S. 171-182.

Haug, M., Rosalie Stolz, Katja Metzmacher und Fabienne Brauckmann. 2020. Being a Parent in the Field: Practical, Epistemological, Methodological and Ethical Implications of Accompanied Fieldwork. In: Fabienne Brauckmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher und Rosalie Stolz (Hrsg.): Being a Parent in the Field: Challenges and Implications of Accompanied Fieldwork. Bielefeld: Transcript, S. 9-36.

Haug, M. (2020): Returning to the Field as Mother: Reflections on Closeness and Difference in Long-Term Fieldwork. In: Fabienne Brauckmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher und Rosalie Stolz (Hrsg.) Being a Parent in the Field: Challenges and Implications of Accompanied Fieldwork. Bielefeld: Transcript, S. 101-123.

Haug, M. (2018): Claiming Rights to the Forest in East Kalimantan: Challenging Power and Presenting Culture. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 33 (2), S. 341-361.

Haug, M., Sara de Wit und Arno Pascht. 2018. Translating Climate Change: Anthropology and the Travelling Idea of Climate Change. Introduction to the Special Issue. Sociologus Band 68 (Heft 1/2018), S. 1-20.

Haug, M., Kristina Großmann. 2018. Gender and Environmental Change: Recent Debates and New Perspectives in Anthropological Research. Introduction to the Special Focus: Gender and Environmental Change. Antropologia 5(1), S. 7-21.

Haug, M. (2018): Eine Zukunft ohne Wald? Indigene Perspektiven auf Umweltveränderungen, Waldverlust und Entwicklung in Kalimantan. Geographische Rundschau, 4/2018, S. 32-38.

Haug, M. (2017): Men, Women and Environmental Change: The Gendered Face of Development in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS), S. 29-46.

Haug, M., Martin Rössler und Anna-Teresa Grumblies .2018. Introduction: Contesting and Reformulating Power Relations in Indonesia`s Outer Islands. In: Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (Hrsg.). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, S. 1-25.

Haug, M. (2017): Rich Regency – Prosperous People? Decentralisation, Marginality and Remoteness in East Kalimantan. In: Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (Hrsg.). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, S. 132-149.

Haug, M., Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies. 2017. Concluding Remarks. In: Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (Hrsg.). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, S. 150-159.

Haug, M., Cathrin Arenz, Stefan Seitz und Oliver Venz. 2017. Introduction: Continuity under Change in Dayak Societies. Wiesbaden: Springer, S. 13-43.

Haug, M. (2017): “Transforming Borneo”: Ökologische, wirtschaftliche und soziale Wandelprozesse in Indonesien. In: Beatrice Hendrich, Sandra Kurfürst and Anna Malis (Hrsg.). Grenzüberschreitend Forschen: Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: Transcript, S. 117-137.

Haug, M. (2014): Resistance, Ritual Purification and Mediation: Tracing a Dayak Community's Sixteen-Year Search for Justice in East Kalimantan. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 15 (4), S. 357-375.

Haug, M. (2014): Disputed Normativities and the Logging Boom in Kutai Barat: Local Dynamics During the Initial Phase of Regional Autonomy in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Paideuma 60, S. 89-113.

Haug, M. (2014): What Makes a Good Life? Emic Concepts of ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Illbeing’ among the Dayak Benuaq in East-Kalimantan, Indonesia. In: Thomas Stodulka and Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (Hrsg.): Feelings at the Margins: Dealing with Violence, Stigma and Isolation in Indonesia. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, S. 30-52.

Haug, M. und Deasy Simandjuntak. 2014Doing Anthropological Fieldwork with  Southeast Asian Characteristics? Identity and Adaptation in the Field. In: Mikko Huotari, Jürgen Rüland und Judith Schlehe (Hrsg.). Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 67-90.

Haug, M. mit Cathrin Bullinger. 2012. In and Out of the Forest: Decentralisation and  Recentralisation of Forest Governance in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS), (5)2, S. 243-262.

Teaching

Albert Ludwig University Freiburg
Winter semester 2022/2023:

  • Lecture Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Social Anthropology
  • Current ethnological debates (Masters seminar)
  • Colloquium for exam candidates

 

University of Berlin

Summer Term 2022:

  • Lecture Politics and Economics
  • Introduction to Environmental Anthropology (Masters Seminar)
  • Aspiring and Resisting Rural Change (Teaching language: English)
  • Introduction to the Anthropology of the Future

 

University of Cologne

Winter Term 2021/2022:

  • Hoping, Aspiring, Stuck: an introduction to the anthropology of the future
  • "Frontiers" as Object of Anthropological Research (Masters
  • Seminar/Language of Instruction: English)

 

Summer Term 2021:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A and B (exercise research
    on the topic "Urban Transformations") - Online -

 

Winter Term 2020/2021:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A and B (Exercise Research
    with an observation exercise on the social life of public spaces, an
    online interview on social life according to Corona, and an
    Internet research on online activism) - Online -

 

Summer Term 2020:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A and B (Exercise Research on the topic "The social life of public spaces"); Due to Corona-protection measures postponed to WT 20/21

 

Winter Term 2019/2020:

  • The Political Ecology of Palm Oil
  • The social relevance of anthropology

 

Summer Term 2019:

  • Empirical application of ethnological methods A and B (exercise research on the production of community in residential communities)

 

Summer Term 2018:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A, B, and C.
    (Exercise research; course A on the topic "Religious Communities and.
    Intergration in Cologne," course B on the topic "Transmission of Values in Associations," and Course C on the topic "Social organization of music bands").

 

Winter Term 2017/2018:

  • Gender, economic change and environment
  • Introduction to development anthropology: anthropology, development and
    Development Cooperation

 

Summer Term 2017:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A, B, and C.
    (Exercise research on the topic "Shaping the future - imagining the future")
  • Master interdisciplinary: Participative methods (exercise research on the topic "My Veedel: strengths, weaknesses, potentials" /central methods:
    Group Discussion, Community Mapping, Future Scenarios).

 

Summer Term 2016:

  • Marginality, Exclusion and Remoteness in Southeast Asia.
  • Overview of ethnological methods

 

Winter Term 2015/2016

  • Introduction to ethnological gender studies
  • Narrating Gender: biographical interviews as an approach to the study of
    Gender Identities
  • Continuity and change: comparative cultural research in the area of Southeast Asia

 

Summer Term 2015:

  • Culture, resources, and conflict: mining as a subject of ethnological
    Research
  • Overview of ethnological methods

 

Winter semester 2014/ 2015:

  • A New Turn? The ontology debate in ethnology
  • Gender, equality and difference: ethnological perspectives on the
    (In)equality of men and women
  • Overview of ethnological professional practice

 

Summer Semester 2014:

  • Overview of ethnological methods

 

Winter term 2013/2014:

  • Borneo: Dayak societies in transition
  • Ethical issues in ethnological research and professional practice

 

Summer Term 2013:

  • Women and Development in Southeast Asia

 

Winter Term 2012/2013:

  • Women and Natural Resources in Rural Indonesia
  • Introduction to political ecology

 

Summer term 2012:

  • Empirical application of ethnological methods A and B (exercise research
    on the topic "Social organization of music bands")

 

Winter semester 2011/ 2012:

  • The Political Ecology of the Forests of Southeast Asia.
  • 10 years of decentralization and democratization in Indonesia

 

Summer semester 2011:

  • Empirical application of ethnological methods A, B and C
    (Exercise research on the topic "Transmission of values in associations")

 

Summer semester 2010:

  • Empirical Application of Ethnological Methods A and B (Exercise Research
    on the topic "Religious Communities and Integration")

 

Winter semester 2009/2010:

  • Ethnic minorities and resource utilization in Southeast Asia
  • Law and Development

 

Summer Term 2009:

  • Community Based Natural Resource Management
  • Regional Seminar Indonesia

 

Winter Term 2008/2009:

  • Introduction to Legal Anthropology
  • Political, economic and cultural self-determination of indigenous
    Communities

 

Summer Term 2008:

  • Borneo: Cultures and Socio-Economic Change
  • Ethnology, development and development cooperation

 

Winter Term 2007/2008:

  • Introduction to Legal Anthropology
  • Working techniques in ethnology

 

Summer Term 2007:

  • Indigenous Self-Determination
  • Ethnology and Poverty

 

Courses at the Institute of Ethnology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University-Freiburg

Summer Term 2010:

  • Methods-Workshop Participant Observation in the context of the BMBF project 'Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice' (teaching language: English)

 

Winter Term 2006/2007:

  • Indigenous Self-Determination - New Concepts and Political Implementation

 

Summer Term 2006:

  • Poverty - concepts, causes and fight against poverty

 

International teaching experience

Winter Term 2021/2022:

  • Online Teaching Unit Anthropology of the Future, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 15, 2022.

 

Winter Term 2020/2021:

  • Online Teaching Unit Anthropology and the Travelling Idea of Climate Change, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 02, 2021.
  • Webinar Future Making: Environmental Change and Socio-Economic
    Transformations in Indonesia, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Indonesia,
    November 23, 2020

 

Summer Term 2017:

  • Masterclass Lecture Researching Gender Relations among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan, Indonesia or: How to Address Something that your Interlocutors Don't Care About, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia, 07 April 2017