Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

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Gertrud Hüwelmeier studied Social Anthropology, Philosophy and German Studies at the Free University in Berlin, (MA. 1986), earned her PhD in Social Anthropology at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen (1996) and completed her studies with a habilitation at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2003.

She held visiting professorships at the Philipps-University in Marburg (2007 and 2009) and was a research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Religious Diversity, Göttingen (2009/10) and at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, Göttingen (2011 /2012).

To date, she received six research grants funded by the German Research Foundation, on

“Gender, Migration and Modernity” (1998-2000), 

"Transnational Religion and Globalization" (2001-2005),

“Transnational Religious Networks and New Migration" (2005-2010),

"The Global Bazaar" (2011-2015), 

“Religion, Media, and Materiality. Spiritual Economies in Southeast Asia” (2015-2018),

 "Urban Ecologies in Southeast Asia - Humans, Environment and Ghosts in the City“ (2018-2023).

She was a member of the Research Network "Plural Ecologies. Anthropological Perspectives on Southeast Asia", funded by the German Reseach Foundation (2015-2018)