Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
Preussischer Kulturbesitz


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Prof. Dr. Barbara Göbel

Prof. Dr. Barbara Göbel

Social and Cultural Anthropology

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+49 30 266 45 1300

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+49 30 266 35 1550

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1. Research Interests

  • Cultural dimensions of risk management; vulnerability
  • Institutions and global environmental change, environmental perception
  • Gender relations and social identity
  • Knowledge circulation, knowledge forms, archives of knowledge

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2. Current Projects

Research Projects

Socio-ecological Inequalities in Latin America

The Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany) funds the research network “Interdependent inequalities in Latin America - desiguAldades.net" (duration: 2009-2013). The objective of the international and interdisciplinary research network, whose spokesman are Dr Barbara Göbel (Ibero-American Institute) and Prof Dr Marianne Braig and Prof Dr Sérgio Costa (Lateinamerika-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin), is to analyze social inequalities in Latin America, which are characterized by increasing global interdependences. One of the four research dimensions of the network analyzessocio-ecological inequalities. It is coordinated by Barbara Göbel (Ibero-American Institute) and Dr Imme Scholz (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, DIE, Bonn). Key interests of the research dimension are environmental conflicts, unequal access to natural resources and unequal distribution of environmental costs and environmental risks. In addition, knowledge asymmetries are studied. Two main foci are the trans-regional interdependencies and local social, economic and political impacts of agri-business (e.g. cultivation of soybeans, forestry) and mining. As part of this focus, I am developing the project "Transnational Mining and socio-ecological inequalities: the use of lithium in the Puna de Atacama".

From the "Field" to the Metropolis of Knowledge

This project will investigate knowledge circulation between the "field" as a specific space of knowledge production and the city of Berlin as a historically established center for the production, exchange and archiving of knowledge from non-European regions. Using historical and recent fieldwork materials, it will seek to answer the following questions: What objects and media originate in the field with respect to the material legacies of the holistic knowledge process taking place there? How do people, objects, media and knowledge circulate between the field and the city of Berlin? How are the objects and media from the field recontextualized and reorganized in Berlin—that is, how are they divided up between the city’s different archives of knowledge (the Ibero-American Institute, Ethnology Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum of Medical History, etc.)? In addition to historical analyses concentrating on the first half of the twentieth century, the project will examine the role that knowledge circulation plays for archives of knowledge today. In so doing, it will shed light on the manner in which new forms and paths of knowledge, as well as differently structured relations between the center and periphery, affect archives of knowledge today. This project is related to the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory" of the Universität Humboldt, where I am involved in several projects.

Environment, Worldview and Resource Utilization in the Andean Highlands of Northwestern Argentina

This project will examine the way economic strategies are codetermined by culturally specific environmental perceptions, religious ideas and social interactions. Its goal is a more precise understanding of the complex links between interest, knowledge (attitudes, risk perception, information, conventions) and action. Furthermore, the intercultural comparison of the environmental conceptualizations and risk perceptions held by the indigenous residents of the highlands and representatives of state, church and political organizations will open the way for a deeper understanding of the way environmental knowledge changes in multiple cultural interaction contexts and in various power constellations. The project is based on several ethnographic field studies in northwestern Argentina and northern Chile and on extensive archival work in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. A monograph is in preparation.

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3. Publications

Monographs and Editions

Articles and contributions in books

  • Die Reise der Ritualgesänge. Aufnahmen der Cora und Huichol kehren nach Mexico zurück (with Margarita Valdovinos)

    In: Jahrbuch der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, vol. 50, 247-254. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 2015

  • Desigualdades sociales e interdependencias globales en América Latina: una valoración provisional (with Marianne Braig, Sérgio Costa)

    In: Desigualdades en un mundo globalizado, Henríquez, Narda, Gerardo Damonte, Marianne Braig, Barbara Göbel (Hrsg.), pp. 21-48. Lima: PUCP, 2015

  • Extractivismo minero y desigualdades sociales. Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal, 58, 2015, 161-165.

  • Desigualdades sociales e interdependencias globales en América Latina: una valoración provisional (with Marianne Braig, Sérgio Costa)

    Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales 223, 209-236. México DF: UNAM, 2015

  • Colombia y el extractivismo en América Latina. (with Astrid Ulloa)

    In: Extractivismo minero en Colombia y América Latina, Barbara Göbel / Astrid Ulloa (eds.). (Colección General Biblioteca Abierta. Perspectivas Ambientales.) pp. 15-36. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia e Instituto Ibero-Americano, 2014.

  • Las interdependencias entre la valorización global de la naturaleza y las desigualdades sociales: abordajes multidisciplinarios (with Manuel Góngora-Mera and Astrid Ulloa).

    In: Desigualdades socioambientales en América Latina, Barbara Göbel / Manuel Góngora -Mera / Astrid Ulloa (eds.). (Colección General Biblioteca Abierta. Perspectivas Ambientales.) pp. 13-46. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia e Instituto Ibero-Americano, 2014

  • Agronegocio y desigualdades socioambientales: la soja en Argentina, Brasil y Uruguay. (with Carla Gras)

    In: Desigualdades socioambientales en América Latina, Barbara Göbel / Manuel Góngora -Mera / Astrid Ulloa (eds.). (Colección General Biblioteca Abierta. Perspectivas Ambientales.) pp. 211-254. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia e Instituto Ibero-Americano, 2014

  • La minería de litio en Atacama: disputas sociales alrededor de un nuevo mineral estratégico.

    In: Extractivismo minero en Colombia y América Latina, Barbara Göbel / Astrid Ulloa (eds.). (Colección General Biblioteca Abierta. Perspectivas Ambientales.) pp. 167-195. Bogotá: Universidad Nacional de Colombia e Instituto Ibero-Americano, 2014.

  • Archives of knowledge and the First World War: Between Science 1.0 and Science 2.0.

    In: The world during the First World War, Helmut Bley, Anorthe Kremers (Hrsg.), 365-368. Essen: Klartext 2014.

  • "Entrelazamientos transpacíficos desiguales: las relaciones económicas entre América Latina y China". (co-authored with Marianna Braig)

    In TransPacíficos. Conexiones y convivencias en AsiAmérica. Un simposio transareal, edited by Ottmar Ette, Werner Mackenbach, and Horst Nitschak, 53-64, Berlin: edition tranvía 2013.

  • Soziale Ungleichheiten und globale Interdependenzen in Lateinamerika. Eine Zwischenbilanz. (desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series 4, co-authored with Marianne Braig und Sérgio Costa)

    Berlin: IAI 2013

  • "La minería del litio en la Puna de Atacama: interdependencias transregionales y disputas locales".

    In Iberoamericana. América Latina - España - Portugal, 49, 2013, 135-150.

  • "Lithium - das neue Öl der Anden? Sozio-ökologische Konfliktdynamiken im Lithiumbergbau Argentiniens".

    In Umwelt und Entwicklung im 21. Jahrhundert. Impulse und Analysen aus Lateinamerika, edited by Hans-Jürgen Burchardt, Kristina Dietz, and Rainer Öhlschläger, 165-180, Baden- and Baden: Nomos 2013. (Studien zu Lateinamerika 20)

  • "Ideas, prácticas y objetos que viajan: el aporte de los científicos alemanes al desarrollo de las Ciencias Antropológicas en América austral".

    In Ideas viajeras y sus objetos: el intercambio científico entre Alemania y América austral, edited by Gloria Chicote and Barbara Göbel, 193-207, Madrid / Frankfurt: Iberoamericana / Vervuert 2011.

  • "Die vernetzte Welt anders denken. Das Kompetenznetz 'desiguALdades.net' zur Untersuchung interdependenter Ungleichheiten in Lateinamerika".

    In Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz. Vol. 46. Berlin: Gebr. Mann 2010, 245-254.

  • "Los estudios latinoamericanos en Alemania".

    In Anuario Americanista Europeo, 8, 2010, 174-186.

  • "La cooperación científica y académica hispano-alemana: desafíos y perspectivas." / "Die deutsch-spanische Zusammenarbeit in Wissenschaft und Hochschule: Potenziale, Herausforderungen und Perspektiven." (co-authored with Christine Arndt)

    In Traspasar fronteras: un siglo de intercambio científico entre España y Alemania. / Über Grenzen hinaus: Ein Jahrhundert deutsch-spanische Wissenschaftsbeziehungen, edited by Sandra Rebok, 383-408. Madrid: CSIC 2010.

  • Räume, Kulturen und ihre Verflechtungen. Welche Rolle können die „Area Studies“ für das Humboldt-Forum spielen? / Spaces, Cultures and their Entanglements? What Role can Area Studies play for the Humboldt Forum?

    In Humboldt Forum Berlin. Das Projekt. / The Project, edited by Th. Flierl und H. Parzinger, 220-223. Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2009.

  • "La cooperación científica y cultural entre Alemania y España".

    In: Relaciones hispano-alemanas. Prejuicios y esterotipos, encuentros y desencuentros: Un balance, Miguel Ángel Cernuda, Pino Valero Cuadra, edited by María -Rosario Marti Marco et. al, 276-282. San Vicente: Universidad de Alicante 2008.

  • "Netzwerke des Wissens."

    In Vogel Phoenix: Die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, 342 f. Berlin: Berlin University Press, 2007.

  • "Regionalforschung braucht Wissensarchive - Wissensarchive brauchen Vernetzung" (co-authored with Marianne Braig).

    In Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz, vol. 44, 283-294. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 2007.

  • "What Social and Natural Sciences Could Learn from Each Other."

    In Communicating Global Change Science to Society: An Assessment and Case Studies, edited by H. Thiessen, M. Brklacich, G. Breulmann and R. Menzes, 89-96. Washington: Island Press, 2007.

  • "Steering Research toward Policy Relevance."

    In Communicating Global Change Science to Society: An Assessment and Case Studies, edited by H. Thiessen, M. Brklacich, G. Breulmann and R. Menzes, 2-20. Washington: Island Press, 2007.

  • "Dangers, experience, and luck: Handling uncertainty in the Andes."

    In Culture and the changing environment: Uncertainty, cognition, and risk management in cross-cultural perspective, edited by M. Casimir and U. Stahl. Oxford: Berghahn, 2007.

  • "Grenzgänge(r): Das Ibero-Amerikanische Institut als Mittlerinstitution."

    Jahrbuch Preußischer Kulturbesitz, vol. 43, 171-184. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 2006.

  • "Challenges for Human Dimensions Research of Global Environmental Change" (co-authored with Coleen Vogel).

    Special Issue: Global Environmental Change, 2006.

  • "Una patria ajena - la patria en el extranjero: La migración entre Alemania y América Latina. Fremde Heimat - Heimat in der Fremde: Migration zwischen Deutschland und Lateinamerika."

    In B 26°: Europa-Lateinamerika 1, 2 (2006): 37-39.

  • "Globalisation, IHDP, ESSP."

    In The Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use/Cover-Change, edited by H. Geist. Greenwood (CT), 2005.

  • "La economía pastoril en Susques (Puna de Atacama): continuidad y cambio en una región periférica."

    In Actas del III. Congreso Internacional de Etnohistoria, edited by J. L. Martínez. Santiago: Universidad Nacional de Chile.

  • "Departamento de Susques: la historia olvidada de la Puna de Atacama” (co-authored with Fanny Delgado).

    In Puna de Atacama: sociedad, economía y frontera, edited by Alejandro Benedetti, 81-104. Buenos Aires/ Córdoba: Alción, 2003 (revised edition from 1995).

  • "Identidades sociales y medio ambiente: la multiplicidad de los significados del espacio en la Puna de Atacama."

    Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Antropología 19 (2003): 267-296. Buenos Aires.

  • "’La plata no aumenta, la hacienda sí’: Continuidades y cambios en la economía pastoril de Susques (Puna de Atacama)."

    In Puna de Atacama: sociedad, economía y frontera, edited by Alejandro Benedetti, 199-242. Buenos Aires/ Córdoba: Alción, 2003.

  • “Llegamos a un pueblo de indios abandonado …”: Aportes de la expedición sueca a la etnografía de la Puna argentina.

    In: « Un país más allá de las nubes » A 100 años de la expedición sueca de Erland Nordenskiöld, M. Albeck und M.Ruíz. (Hrsg.). (Pacarina 3). S. 143-158. Jujuy : Universidad Nacional de Jujuy 2003.

  • "Arquitectura del pastoreo: Uso del espacio y sistema de asentamientos en la Puna de Atacama (Susques)."

    Estudios Atacameños 23 (2002/2003): 53-76. San Pedro de Atacama: Universidad Católica del Norte.

  • "La arquitectura de la movilidad: Economía pastoril, sistema de asentamientos e uso del espacio en la Puna (Susques, Pcia. de Jujuy)."

    In "La otra arquitectura": Vivienda espontánea y uso del espacio doméstico, edited by C. Saugy. Online-publication 2002.

  • "The symbolism of llama breeding in north-western Argentina."

    In Progress in South American camelids research: Proceedings of the 3rd European Symposium and Supreme European Seminar, edited by M. Gerken and C. Renieri, 175-180 (Universität Göttingen, Göttingen 27-29.05.99). Wageningen: Wageningen Pers., 2001 (EAAP publication No. 105).

  • "El ciclo anual de la producción pastoril en Huancar (Jujuy, Argentina)."

    In El uso de los camélidos a través del tiempo, edited by G.L. Mengoni Goñalons, D.E. Olivera and H.D. Yacobaccio, 91-115. Buenos Aires: GZC-ICAZ-Ediciones del Tridente, 2001.

  • "Risk and culture in the Andes: A comparison of indigenous and Western developmental perspectives."

    In Environmental risks: Perception, evaluation and management (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 9), edited by G. Böhm, J. Nerb, T. Mac Daniels and H. Spada, 191-220. New York: JAI - Elsevier Science, 2001.

  • "(Über-)Leben in risikoreicher Umwelt: Weltbild und Ressourcennutzung im Andenhochland Nordwest-Argentiniens."

    Forsch. Bonner Universitäts-Nachrichten 2 (2001): 25-26.

  • "Survival in a dangerous environment: Worldview and use of resources in the Highlands of Argentina."

    Bonn University News International (2001): 14-15.

  • "Atkheologi kak etnografy: vozmozhnosti i granizy etnoarkheologii."

    Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5, Moskau 2000 (Russische Übersetzung von: Archäologen als Ethnographen: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Ethnoarchäologie [Russian translation of: Archaeologists as Ethnographers: Possibilities and Boundaries of Ethnoarchaeologists]).

  • "Why herd animals die: environmental perception and cultural risk management in the Andes."

    In In Coping with changing environments - social dimensions of endangered ecosystems in the developing world, edited by H. Geist and B. Lohnert, 205-229. London: Ashgate, 1999.

  • "Räume geschlechtlicher Differenz und ökonomisches Handeln (Andenhochland Nordwest-Argentiniens)".

    In Differenz und Geschlecht: Neue Ansätze in der ethnologischen Forschung, edited by B. Hauser-Schäublin und B. Röttger-Rössler, 136-162. Berlin: Reimer Verlag, 1998.

  • "Risk, uncertainty and economic exchange in a pastoral community of the Andean highlands (NW-Argentine)".

    In Kinship, networks and exchange, edited by Th. Schweizer and D. White, 158-177. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

  • "'Salir de viaje': Producción pastoril e intercambio económico en el noroeste argentino".

    In 50 años de Estudios americanistas en la Universidad de Bonn: Nuevas contribuciones a la arqueología, etnohistoria, etnolingüística y etnografía de las Américas. 50 Years Americanist Studies at the University of Bonn: New contributions to the archaeology, ethnohistory, ethnolinguistics and ethnography of the Americas (Bonner Amerikanistische Studien 30), edited by S. Dedenbach-Salazar Sáenz, C. Arellano Hoffmann, E. König and H. Prümers, 867-891. Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein, 1998.

  • "Risk, uncertainty, and pastoralism: An introduction" (co-authored with Michael Bollig).

    In Risk and uncertainty in pastoral societies, edited by B. Göbel and M. Bollig, 5-21. Nomadic Peoples (NS) 1. Oxford: Berghahn, 1997.

  • "Geschlecht und Produktion: Hirtinnen im Andenhochland Nordwestargentiniens."

    In Sie und Er: Frauenmacht und Männerherrschaft im Kulturvergleich: Materialband zur Sonderausstellung in der Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, edited by Gisela Völger, 367-374. Köln, 1997.

  • "'You have to exploit luck: Pastoral household economy and the cultural handling of risk and uncertainty in the Andean highlands."

    In Risk and uncertainty in pastoral societies, edited by B. Göbel and M. Bollig, 37-53. Nomadic Peoples (NS) 1. Oxford: Berghahn, 1997.

  • "Departamento de Susques: la historia olvidada de la Puna de Atacama” (co-authored with Fanny Delgado).

    In Jujuy en su historia: Avances de investigación, edited by M. Lagos, 117-142. Jujuy: Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 1995.

  • "Management of camelids in a pastoral community of NW-Argentine (Puna de Atacama)."

    In Proceedings of the European Symposium on South American camelids, edited by M. Gerken M. und C. Renieri, 85-94. Matélica: Universitá degli Studi di Camerino, 1994.

  • "La incorporación de la agricultura a la economía de cazadores-recolectores."

    In Arqueología de cazadores-recolectores: Límites, casos y aperturas (Arqueología Contemporánea 5), edited by J.L. Lanata und L.A. Borrero, 33-40. Buenos Aires: Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1994.

  • "El manejo de riesgo en la economía pastoril de Susques".

    In Zooarqueología de Camélidos: Perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas 1, edited by D. Elkin, C. Madero, et al, 43-56. Buenos Aires: Universidad de Buenos Aires - GZC, 1994.

  • Collaboration in: Ursula Dyckerhoff: "Geschichte der Indianer bis zur Conquista".

    In Handbuch der Geschichte Lateinamerikas, vol. 1: Mittel-, Südamerika und die Karibik bis 1760, edited by Horst Pietschmann, 103-203. Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1994.

  • "Report from European Symposium on South American camelids."

    Nomadic Peoples 32 (1994): 125-126. Uppsala.

  • "Archäologen als Ethnographen: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Ethnoarchäologie."

    In Handbuch der Ethnologie, edited by Thomas Schweizer, W. Kokot and M. Schweizer, 415-440. Berlin: Reimer, 1993.

  • "Estudio Preliminar" (co-authored with Fanny Delgado).

    In El Territorio de los Andes (República Argentina): Reseña geográfica descriptiva, edited by Daniel Cerri, 1-8 (facsimile of the original version). Jujuy: Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, 1993.

  • "The Beginnings of Agriculture in Mesoamerica and South America: A View from Decision Theory".

    Cultural Dynamics 4 (1991): 135-157. Leiden.

  • "Los calendarios aztecas de Sahagún" (co-authored with Renate Bartl und Hanns J. Prem).

    Estudios de Cultura Náhuatl 19 (1989): 23-82. México.

Encyclopedia Articles, Reviews, etc.

  • Review of "Deathly water and hungry mountains: Agrarian ritual and class formation in an andean town".

    Anthropos 92 (1997): 250-51. St. Augustin. Toronto: Toronto University Press, 1994.

  • Review of "The Flocks of the Wamanis: A Study of Llama Herders on the Punas of Ayacucho", by K.V. Flannery, J. Marcus and R. Reynolds.

    Anthropos 86 (1991): 611-613. St. Augustin. New York 1989.

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4. Teaching

Antropología de la naturaleza. Cosmovisión, economía y percepción del medio ambiente.

Lecture and doctoral seminar, Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 2009 (Visiting professor, funded by the DAAD)

Mensch-Tier Beziehungen in den Anden

Advanced seminar, Freie Universität Berlin, summer semester 2009

Gapping technical and indigenous knowledge

Module “Livestock Production Systems and Development,” University of Hohenheim, International M.Sc. program “Agricultural Sciences, Food Security and Natural Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics,” February 2001-2005, 2007-2009

Überleben in einer risikoreichen Umwelt: Ökonomische Strategien im Andenhochland

Advanced seminar, Freie Universität Berlin, winter semester 2007/2008

Anthropologie der Natur

Advanced seminar, Freie Universität Berlin, summer semester 2006

Globaler Umweltwandel: Ethnologische Perspektiven

Advanced seminar, University of Cologne, Institute of Cultural and Social Anthropology, summer semester 2005

Umweltkonflikte und ethnische Konflikte: Ethnologische Perspektiven

Advanced seminar, together with Prof Nikolai Grube, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 2004/2005

Globaler Umweltwandel und nachhaltige Entwicklung

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 2003/2004

Antropología de la Naturaleza. Maestría en Antropología Social

Multidisciplinary master’s program in social anthropology, Universidad Católica del Norte and Universidad Tarapacá, Chile, May 2003

Rechtspluralismus in Lateinamerika: Die Debatte um ökonomische, kulturelle und intellektuelle Eigentumsrechte

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, summer semester 2003

Ethnologie und Beruf

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anhtropology, winter semester 2002/2003

Körper, Geschlecht und Person

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, summer semester 2002

Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen in den Anden: ökonomische, soziale und kosmologische Aspekte

Advanced seminar, University of Göttingen, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Ethnographic Collection, summer semester 2001, winter semester 2001/2002

Antropología de la naturaleza.

Postgraduate seminar, Maestría en Antropología Social, multidisciplinary master’s program in social anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Córdoba, Argentina, August 2001

Mensch-Tier-Beziehungen in den Anden

Advanced seminar, University of Göttingen, Institute for Social and Cultural Anhtropology and the Ethnographic Collection, summer semester 2001, winter semester 2001/2002

Cultura y Medio Ambiente: Un acercamiento desde la economía doméstica

Postgraduate seminar, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, July 1997 (Visiting professor, funded by the DAAD)

El medio ambiente en la antropología: perspectivas ecológicas, económicas y culturales

Lecture and accompanying postgraduate seminar, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Jujuy, Argentina, June – August 1997 (Visiting professor, funded by the DAAD)

Umwelt, Weltbild und Ressourcennutzung

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, summer semester 1996

Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsethnologie

Undergraduate seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Amerindian Studies and Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 1995/1996

Economías campesinas y sus transformaciones históricas: Enfoques teóricos y metodológicos

Postgraduate seminar, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Facultad de Filosofía y Humanidades, Córdoba, Argentina, July 1995 (Visiting professor, funded by the DAAD)

Antropología económica y trabajo de campo

Lecture and accompanying doctoral seminar, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May – August 1995 (Visiting professor, funded by the DAAD)

Grundbegriffe der Ethnologie

Undergraduate lecture, University of Bonn, Department of Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 1994/1995

Risiko und Unsicherheit: Entscheidungstheoretische Modelle in Archäologie und Ethnologie

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 1994/1995

Gegenwart und Geschichte der Atacama-Region

Advanced seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 1994/1995

Ethnologisch-Altamerikanistisches Kolloquium

Together with other staff members, University of Bonn, Department of Cultural Anthropology, winter semester 1994/1995

Ethnologie des südlichen Südamerika: Fallbeispiele undErklärungsansätze

Undergraduate seminar, University of Bonn, Department of Cultural Anthropology, summer semester 1994

El pastoreo andino: Enfoques teóricos y problemas metodológicos

Postgraduate seminar, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales, Jujuy, Argentina, June 1993

Neuere Untersuchungen zur Wirtschaftsethnologie des Anden-Hochlandes

Undergraduate seminar, University of Göttingen, Ethnological Institute and Collection, summer semester 1991

Die Anfänge des Bodenbaus in Mesoamerika und Südamerika

Undergraduate seminar, University of Tübingen, Department of Ethnology , summer semester 1990

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5. Reports and Evaluations

The Research Council of Norway (2013)

Member of Doctoral Commissions: Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Freie Universität Berlin

Agencia Nacional de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica (Argentina) (2010)

Schweizer Nationalfonds (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016)

Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR, France)(2009)

BMBF-DLR (2006-2011)

EU-ALFA (2008)

United Nations University (UNU-EHS) (2005)

Swedish Research Council (Sweden) (2005)

Scientific member of the assessment panel "10 Years of Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research" (2005)

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, Great Britain) (2004-2005)

Global Change System for Analysis Research and Training (START) (2003-2005)

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) (2002-2005)

External consultant for academic journals (including Ecology and Society; GAIA-Ecological Perspectives in Science, Humanities and Economics; Mountain Research and Development; Regional Environmental Change; Población y Sociedad; Arqueología)

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6. Committees and Professional Associations

Committees

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin (2015-2017)
  • Selection committee, German Chancellor Fellowship Program (Bundeskanzler-Stipendienprogramm of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2014-2017)
  • Member, Research Advisory Board "Culture and Foreign Policy", Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, ifa, Stuttgart (2014-2016)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Conference "Towards International Resource Fairness. Theories, Conflicts and Policies" (4.-6.12.2014, Viena), Österreichische Forschungsstiftung für internationale Entwicklung (ÖFSE)
  • Member, Comité Académico, Colección en Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Nacional de San Martín, Argentinien (since 2013)
  • Member, Comité Editorial, Revista Universitas Humanística, Universidad Javeriana, Kolumbien (since 2013)
  • Principal Investigator and Member of the Board of the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory", Humboldt Universität Berlin, funded by the DFG (since 7/2012)
  • Member of the Board of the Latin American Programme, The Research Council of Norway (2012-2017)
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the EU-Project "Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean: Developing Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Natural Resource Use" (ENGOV; EU-FP7 Project) (2011-2015)
  • Member of the editorial board of the magazine "Environmental Development (SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environmental / Elsevier) (since 2011)
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main (since 2010)
  • Member of the "Forum Transregionale Studien", Berlin (2009-2014)
  • Member of the editorial board of the magazine "Población y Sociedad" (Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina) (since 2008)
  • Member of the editorial board of Itinerarios, University of Warsaw (since 2007)
  • Ordinary Member, Executive committee, International Social Science Council, ISSC-UNESCO, Paris (2006-2010)
  • Member of the “Wege des Wissens. Transregionale Studien” forum, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2006-2009)
  • Member of the editorial board of Indiana, Ibero-American Institute (since 2006)
  • Member of the editorial board of Humboldt, Goethe Institute (2005-2012)
  • Board member, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF, German Association for Latin America Research) (2005-2006)
  • Member of the International Scientific Planning Committee, ESSP Open Science Conference 2006, Beijing, China (2004-2005)
  • Co-chair, International Scientific Planning Committee, 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Bonn, Germany, 2005 (2004-2005)
  • Scientific Committee, Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) (2002-2005)
  • Scientific Committee, Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change (AIAAC) (2002-2005)
  • Co-chair, International Scientific Planning Committee, 5th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Research Community, Montreal, Canada, 2003 (2002-2003)
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  • Academic Advisory Board, Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge (DKKV, German Committee for Disaster Reduction) (2002-2005)
  • Member of the editorial board of Nomadic Peoples, Commission on Nomadic Peoples, International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (1995-2003)

Professional Associations

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutsche Lateinamerikaforschung (ADLAF, German Association for Latin American Research)
  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tropische und Subtropische Agrarforschung (ATSAf, Council for Tropical and Subtropical Agricultural Research)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV, German Anthropological Association)
  • European Association of Anthropology (EASA)

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7. Curriculum Vitae

Since 7/2012

Principal Investigator and Member of the Board of the Cluster of Excellence "Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory", Humboldt Universität Berlin, funded by the DFG

Since 2009

Speaker of the Research Network on "Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America - desiguALdades.net" supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Since 06/ 2005

Director of the Ibero-American Institute, Berlin

Adjunct professor at the Freie Universität Berlin

2002 - 2005

Executive director of the International Human Dimensions Program on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), Bonn

Adjunct professor at the Universities of Bonn, Cologne and Hohenheim

2003

Scientific Advisory Board, served on the commission responsible for developing a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program in anthropology, Universidad Católica del Norte and Universidad Tarapacá, Chile.

2001 - 2002

Adjunct professor, Department of Ethnology , University of Göttingen.

Adjunct professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Bonn.

Member of the teaching staff of the International M.Sc. program “Agricultural Sciences, Food Security and Natural Resource Management in the Tropics and Subtropics,” module on livestock production systems and development, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

2001

Member of the teaching staff of the multidisciplinary postgraduate program in social anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina

1998 - 1999

Visiting research fellow, Laboratoire d’Anthropologie Sociale, Collège de France, Paris (Professor Dr. Philippe Descola)

1997

Visiting professor, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, postgraduate program (funded by the DAAD and local university)

Visiting professor, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Argentina (doctoral courses, funded by the DAAD and the local university)

1995

Visiting professor, University of Buenos Aires and National University of Córdoba, Argentina (doctoral courses funded by DAAD and the local university).

1994 - 2001

Senior researcher, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Bonn

“The Historical Transformations of Household Economy and Animal Production in the Andean Highlands of Northwestern Argentina” (DFG – German Research Foundation, 1995-1996)

“Environment, Worldview and Resource Utilization in the Andean Highlands of Northwestern Argentina (Susques)” (DFG - German Research Foundation, 1996-1998)

“Transforming Worldviews and Resource Use Patterns: Multiple Cultural Contexts and the Hybridization of Environmental Knowledge” (DFG - German Research Foundation, 1999-2001)

1991 - 1994

Postdoctoral degree, Department of Ethnology, University of Bonn.

1990 - 1991

Research associate, Department of Ethnology, University of Göttingen.

Collaboration in the computer-based linguistic project "Indian Languages and Literature".

Adjunct instructor, Department of Ethnology, University of Tübingen.

1990

Received Ph.D. in social anthropology (summa cum laude) from the University of GöttingenDissertation: "Die Anfänge des Bodenbaus in Meso- und Südamerika: Quellenkritik und Analyse von Erklärungsmodellen" (“The Beginnings of Agriculture in Mesoamerica and South America: A Critical Analysis of Data and Theoretical Models”)

1987 - 1989

Doctoral studies in social anthropology, prehistory, as well as social and economic history at the University of Göttingen

Internships in Germany and Argentina (historical and archaeological projects)

1981 - 1986

Studies in social anthropology, prehistory, modern history and comparative linguistics at the University of Munich

Internships in Germany and Argentina (archaeological projects)



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