Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Research Projects


"Urban Ecologies in Southeast Asia. Humans, Environment and Ghosts in the City". (German Research Foundation, DFG, Project Director)



                 "Plural Ecologies. Anthropological Perspectives

                  on Southeast Asia"

                  (German Research Foundation,

                  Member of the Research Network)


"Religion, Media and Materiality. Spiritual Economies in Southeast Asia." (German Research Foundation, Project Director)


„The Global Bazaar - Markets as places of economic and social inclusion” (German Research Foundation, Project Director)


“Transnational Networks, Religion and New Migration (German Research Foundation, Project Director)


“Transnational Religion  – Women‘s Congregations as Actors in the Process of Globalization“. (German Research Foundation, with Prof. Dr. Ute Luig)


“Gender, Religion and Modernity”. (German Research Foundation, with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaschuba)

Regional interests/Fieldwork

  • Vietnam/Southeast Asia
  • Europe - Asia
  • Poland
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • USA
  • India

Theoretical interests:

   Media, Religion, Materiality

  • Urban Ecologies
  • Transnational Networks
  • Religion and Migration
  • Urban Anthropology
  • Postsocialism
  • Immigrant Entrepreneurship
  • Markets and Diversity
  • Gender Studies
  • Second Generation Migrants