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PD Dr. Ingo Rohrer


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Consultation hours:

Monday, 4-5pm
Please arrange an appointment by e-mail.





Curriculum Vitae

  • 10/2022 to 10/2023 Substitution of the professorship (W3) of Gregor Dobler at the Institute of Ethnology, University of Freiburg.
  • 04/2022 to 09/2022 Substitution of the professorship (W3) of Annette Hornbacher at the Institute of Ethnology of the University of Heidelberg.
  • 02/2022 Habilitation at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg with the paper 'The Fear of Erring. Mistrust, Ignorance and Imagination in the Argentine Justice System.'
  • 10/2021 to 03/2022 Substitution of the professorship (W3) of Eveline Dürr at the Institute of Ethnology of the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich.
  • 10/2020 to 09/2021 Head of the DAAD funded project 'International Virtual Academic Collaboration' (IVAC) in collaboration with Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and UNSAM, Buenos Aires.
  • 04/2020 to 09/2020 Substitute for Anna Meiser's junior professorship at the Institute of Ethnology, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg.
  • 09/2019 Resuming own position in DFG project.
  • 09/2018 to 08/2019 Substitution of the junior professorship of Anna Meiser at the Institute of Ethnology of the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg.
  • 03/2016 - 04/2017 fieldwork in Argentina
  • since 03/2016 research project funded by DFG: ‚Insecurity, Fear and Mistrust in Buenos Aires - Construction of Trust in the Realm of Criminal Courts‘
  • 2015 - 2016: substitution of the junior professorship and coordination of the master program
  • 2012: obtaining the PHD with a thesis titled: 'Cohesion and Dissolution - Friendship in the Globalized Punk and Hardcore Scene of Buenos Aires'
  • Since 2012: research assistant at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • 2009/2010: fieldwork in Argentina on transnational friendship networks in the punk and hardcore scene of Buenos Aires.
  • since 2009: scholarship holder at the DFG graduate program 1288 ‘Friends, Patrons, Clients. Practice and semantics of friendship and patronage in historical, anthropological and cross-cultural perspectives’
  • 2008: graduation Magister Artium with a thesis on ‘Fatherhood and Construction of Gender in the Globalized Punk Scene of Chile’
  • 2005/2006: 6-month fieldwork in Chile
  • 2004: 2-month fieldwork training in Yogyakara, Indonesia under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Judith Schlehe
  • 2002-2008: Studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Political Sciene and History of Arts at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg

Regional Interests

Latin America, particularly Cono Sur, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay

Thematic Interests

trust/mistrust, suspicion, criminal justice, fantasy and imagination, domestic violence, youth cultures, friendship, gender

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

  • When accountability is not enough! Survival strategies of Argentinian state agencies in times of political change
    Presentation at the EASA conference ‘Staying – Moving – Settling’, Stockholm University, Sweden, 16.08.2018.
  • Bolivian Informal Practices of Saving and Lending in Argentinian Slums – Legal Counselors Perspectives on Trust and Mistrust
    Presentation at the workshop ‚(Mis)trust, money and debt in interdisciplinary perspective’ at the London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 14.08.2018.
  • Fakten und Fiktionen – Zur Rolle der Imagination in der Strafjustiz Argentiniens
    Presentation at the Latin American colloquium of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, 17.05.2018.
  • Legal consulting in Argentina – Challenges for state employees working in vulnerable Neighborhoods
    Presentation at the SANT/FAS Conference ‘Vulnerabilities’ at the Uppsala Universitet, Sweden, 19.04.2018
  • Construction of Trust in the Juridical System of Argentina
    Presentation at the DGV Conference ‘Zugehörigkeiten: Affektive, moralische und politische Praxen in einer vernetzten Welt, at the Freie Universität, Berlin, 05.10.2017


Winter term 2022/23:

  • Ethnology & Psychology. Ethnological perspectives on mental health and healing (-).
  • Reading of ethnological texts (-)
  • History of Anthropology I
  • Master's seminar: Ethnological approaches to statelessness


Summer term 2020:

  • Feminist Movements in Latin America
  • Legal Anthropology


Winter term 2018/19:

  • History of Anthropology I


Summer term 2018

  • Research design and methodology


Summer term 2017

  • Anthropology of imagination and fantasy


Winter term 2015/2016

  • History of Anthropology


Summer term 2015

  • Anthropology and Anarchism
  • Trust


  • Rohrer, Ingo, Lücking, Mirjam & Meiser, Anna (Hg.). 2023. In Tandem - Pathways towards a Postcolonial Anthropology/Im Tandem – Wege zu einer postkolonialen Ethnologie. Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Rohrer, Ingo & Sita Hidayah. 2023. Friendship and Camaraderie in Collaborative Anthropology. In: Rohrer, Ingo, Lücking, Mirjam & Meiser, Anna (Hg.). 2023. In Tandem - Pathways towards a Postcolonial Anthropology/Im Tandem – Wege zu einer postkolonialen Ethnologie. Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Rohrer, Ingo & Michelle Thompson. 2022. Imagination theory: Anthropological perspectives. Anthropological Theory.
  • Rohrer, Ingo. 2020. Informal accountability. Street-level bureaucrats’ tactics to defy bad reputation in agencies of the Argentinian justice system. In: Oxford Development Studies.

  • Rohrer, Ingo. 2019. Contested constructions of trust in the juridical system of Argentina. In: The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law. DOI: 10.1080/07329113.2018.1537644

  • Rohrer, Ingo. 2018. Anarchismus, Ethnologie und ein ethnologisches Lehrexperiment. In: Freiburg Ethnologische Arbeitspapiere Nr. 38.

  • Rohrer, Ingo 2017: Von der Krise zur Sinnkrise - Punk in Buenos Aires unter dem Eindruck des Staatsbankrotts von 2001. In: Baessler-Archiv, Vol 64, 139-150.

  • Rohrer, Ingo 2017: Eine ethnologische Sichtweise auf Physiognomik. In: Müller, Christian; Edinger, Silke; Alvarado Leyton, Cristian (Hg.): Nahbeziehungen zwischen Freundschaft und Patronage. Zur Politik und Typologie affektiver Vergemeinschaftung. V&R unipress: Göttingen, S. 169-175.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2014: Zusammenhalt und Auflösung. Zu Freundschaft in der globalisierten Punk- und Hardcore-Szene von Buenos Aires. In: Feickert, Sabrina; Haut, Anna; Sharaf, Kathrin (Hg.): Faces of Communites. Social Ties between Trust, Loyaltiy and Conflict. V&R unipress: Göttingen, S.193-208.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2014: Cohesion and Dissolution. Friendship in the Globalized Punk and Hardcore Scene of Buenos Aires.  Wiesbaden: Springer.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2013: Fuerte, rapido, duro. Wie Punk zu einer globalen Jugend- und Protestkultur wurde. In: IZ3W. Vol. 340, 20-24.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2008a: Mit 17 hat man noch Träume – Frauen in der Punk-Szene Indonesiens. In: Südostasien. Vol. 2: 54-57.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2008b: Vaterschaftskonzepte und Genderkonstrukte in der globalisierten Punkszene Chiles. Freiburger Ethnologische Arbeitspapiere Nr. 11.
  • Rohrer, Ingo 2006: Teilkapitel in: Schlehe, Judith: Transnationale Wissenproduktion: Deutsch-Indonesische Tandemforschung. In: Rehbein, Boike, Jürgen Rüland und Judith Schlehe (Hg.) 2006: Identitätspolitik und Interkulturalität in Asien: ein multidisziplinäres Mosaik. Münster: LIT Verlag. S.183-187 und S.167-190.