Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie



Funded Research Projects

  • 2010-2013 Head of the Project “The production of Chronicity in the context of psychiatric care and research in Berlin”, (funded by the DFG)
  • 2009-2014 Principal Investigator (PI): Research Cluster “Biofuel as Social Fuel” in collaboration with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change (PIK) (funded by BMBF)
  • 2004-2013 PI Collaborative Research Centre (Sonderforschungsbereich 640) “Representations of Social Order – Intertemporal and Intercultural Comparisons”, German Research Council, with a comparative study on IVF-practices in Germany, Turkey, and Great britain.
  • 2007-2010 Head of the Research Cluster „Preventive Selves – Interdisciplinary Investigations into an Emergent Form of Life”, in collaboration with Charité (Medical School) Berlin, WZB, BIOGUM Hamburg. (funded by BMBF)
  • 2006-2009 PI: “Conceptualisations of Homo Europaeus in Medicine and Nutritional Research” in the context of the Research Cluster „Imagined Europeans. Die wissenschaftliche Konstruktion des Homo Europaeus“ (funded by BMBF, Germany)
  • 2004-2007 PI: “Challenges of Biomedicine – Socio-cultural contexts, European Governance and Bioethics” (EU-funded STREP, 6th framework)
  • 2004-2009 Head of the “Collaboratory Social Anthropology & Life Sciences” (funded by the Senatsverwaltung Wissenschaft und Kunst, Berlin, Germany)