Carsten Mildner

Junior Fellow


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4506 (phone)


Current Project

DEAF-DEAF-DIFFERENT: ambiguities of being deaf in Benin

Research interests:

Deafness, Identity and Belonging, Anthropology of Disability, Social Anthropology

Geographical area:

Benin, Mali, Uganda, Germany

Academic Vita

Since April 2016

Doctoral fellow at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) 

Aug 2008

Master of Science in Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sep 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Applied African Studies: Culture and Society in Africa, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Conference Presentations

06-08 April 2016 Discussant in the panel "Doing/Undoing Norms" - International Conference on Beauty and the Norm: Debating Standardization in Bodily Appearance, University of Bayreuth, Germany
17-18 June 2013

"Untold Stories - Challenges in Narratives of Intellectually Disabled People" - Conference dedicated to the 35th anniversary of the Biography and the Society Research Committee: Biographical Research in the 21st Century, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Poland

11-12 February 2010

"'Who is fou?' Ethnographic Examples for a Constructivist Perspective on Insanity" - 1st StuMedAnth Meeting (MAYS EASA - Medical Anthropology Young Scholars - A Netwotk of the European Association of Social Anthropologists), Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

10 November 2009

Key note speech at Model United Nations (MUN) Regio Basel on the Millenium Development Goals (representing the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut Freiburg im Breisgau, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland