alber

Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber

Junior Fellow Senior Fellow

Contact

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4121 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-5102 (fax)

Email: erdmute.alber@uni-bayreuth.de


Research interests

Political Anthropology, Anthropology of Childhood and Family

Geographical Area

Latin America, West Africa

 

Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Krauss, Rebekka

Maurus, Sabrina

Zwischen staatlichen Bildungsbemühungen und agro-pastoraler Lebensweise: Eine ethnographische Studie zu Schülerinnen und Schülern in Südäthiopien (An Ethnographic Study of Agro-Pastoral School Children and Youth in Southern Ethiopia)

Sarre, Johanna

Belonging among the Nubi, Kibera, Kenya

Stoppok, Manfred

Energy Culture and Consumption in Mumias, Western Kenya

Voigt, Maike

The Rise and Fall of Kenyan Entrepreneurs: Social Mobility in Kisumu

Mildner, Carsten

Learning to be deaf in Benin

Ayeh, Anna

Female Ways of Knowing Islam in a West African Context: Gender and Embodied Knowledge in Muslim Benin

Ballo Guèdè, Fidèle

"Ni pauvre ni riche": identité de classe moyenne ou construction sociale d'une appartence intermédiaire au Bénin?

Houngbedji,Gbeognin Mickael

"Lehrjahre sind keine Herrenjahre": Die Bedingungen in der Ausbildung und der Umgang mit internationalen Normen und internen Verordnungen zu Kinderschutz bei Schneidern, Schweißern, Maurern und Eisenflechtern in Benin

Irambeshya, Albert

Social protection for elderly people in the context of rapidly ageing population in Rwanda


Social Anthropology

Academic Vita

2011-2012

Senior research fellow at the international colleg work and human live-cycle, Humboldt-University Berlin

since 2010

Chair of Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth 

2008-2009

Heisenberg Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth

2002-2007

Junior Professor for Ethno-Sociology, University of Bayreuth

2001-2002

Researcher in the DFG-funded Research Project Social Parenthood in West Africa Institute of Social Anthropology, Free University Berlin

1998-1999

Research Fellowship at the Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt a.M.

1995-2000

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Anthropology, Free University Berlin

1993-1995

Researcher in the DFG-funded Research Project Traditional Rulers, New Elites and the State in a Peasants Society: On the Struggle for Power and Influence among the Baatombu in North-Eastern Benin, Institute of Social Anthropology, Free University of Berlin

 

Studies in Tübingen and Berlin

Memberships and functions in academic organisations

since 2010 

"Vertrauensdozentin" of the Evangelisches Studienwerk, University of Bayreuth 

2007-2010 

"Frauenbeauftragte" at the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Bayreuth 

2006-2008 

Chair of the section Entwicklungssoziologie und Sozialanthropologie (ESSA) of the German Sociological Association 

since 2006 

Editor of the journal "Sociologus" 

2004-2007 

Member of the collaborative research programme SFB 560 “Local action in Africa in the context of global influences”, University of Bayreuth 

2004-2006 

Deputy Chair of section Entwicklungssoziologie und Sozialanthropologie (ESSA) of the German Sociological Association 

 

Member of the Co-ordinating Board of SFB/FK 560 and speaker of the project group “Syncretisation” of SFB/FK 560 

since 2004 

Member of the Management Board of the Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e.V. (VAD

 

"Vorauswahlausschussvorsitzende des Evangelischen Studienwerks", University of Bayreuth

 

"Vertrauensdozentin" of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung for the University of Bayreuth

since 2002 

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Peripherie"

 

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Lateinamerika Analysen" 

since 2001 

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Africa Spectrum" 

1999-2005 

Co-editor of the journal "Sociologus"

1996-2002 

Co-editor of the "Sozialanthropologischen Arbeitspapiere" Institut für Ethnologie, Freie Universität Berlin 

 

Member of Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e.V. (VAD

 

Member of Arbeitsgemeinschaft Entwicklungsethnologie der Deustchen Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (AGEE)

 

Member of Association Euro-Africaine d'Anthropologie de Développement (APAD)

 

Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV)

 

Member of European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

 

Member of the section Entwicklungssoziologie und Sozialanthropologie (ESSA) of the German Sociological Association 

 

Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

Publications

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