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Tobias Holzlehner

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Education

PhD in Cultural Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, December 2006 (Doctoral Thesis: “Shadow Networks: Border economies, informal markets, and organized crime in Vladivostok and the Russian Far East”). MA in Social Anthropology, Prehistory, and Slavonic Languages, University of Tübingen, Germany, May 2000 (Master Thesis: “Traveling Artifacts: The politics of archaeology in Chukotka, Russia”).

Professional Employment

2014 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Seminar für Ethnologie, Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

2013 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NSF, Arctic Social Science project (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State)

2012 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NSF, Arctic Social Science project (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State).

2011 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, NSF, Arctic Social Science project (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State).

2010 Post-Doctoral Fellow / Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, BOREAS-MOVE project (Moved by the State – Histories and Futures of Relocations in Alaska and Rural Chukotka), 01/10-12/10.

2009 Post-Doctoral Fellow / Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, BOREAS-MOVE project (Moved by the State – Histories and Futures of Relocations in Alaska and Rural Chukotka), 01/09-12/09.

2008 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, BOREAS-MOVE project (Moved by the State – Histories and Futures of Relocations in Alaska and Rural Chukotka), 01/08-12/08.

2007 Term Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9/07-12/07.

2006 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 9/06-8/07.

Research Assistant, Department of Anthropology University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1/06-8/06.

2005 Research Assistant, Center for Alaskan Native Health Research, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1/05-9/05.

2004 Instructor, Department of Social Anthropology, Far Eastern State Technical University, Vladivostok, Russia, 3/04 – 5/04.

2003 Census/Household Surveyor, Nuiqsut, Alaska, North Slope Borough, 5/03.

Location manager / logistics and cultural consultant / translator, EPO Film (Vienna, Austria) in Alaska and Chukotka, documentary film project “Beringia: Bridge Between Continents”, 6/03-8/03.

Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 9/03-12/03.

2002 Contract Anthropologist, (logistics / cultural resource management), Tanana Chief’s Conference (Native Alaska Regional Corporation), 6/02-8/02.

Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks (course: Individual, Society, and Culture), 1/02-5/02.

2001 Archaeological Crew Leader, (documentation, logistics, GPS/GIS), Northern Land Use Research, Inc., Fairbanks, 5/01-8/01.

2000 Research Assistant, (set up database on arctic housing), Prof. Müller-Beck, Institute of Early Prehistory, Tübingen, 1/00-5/00.

1999 Teaching Assistant, (tutorial for undergraduate students), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology , University of Tübingen, Germany, 10/99-12/99;

Related Student Assistant, (general office duties, library service, etc.), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology , University of Tübingen, Germany, 1/99-9/99.

1998 Webmaster, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology , University of Tübingen, Germany;

Teaching Assistant, (tutorial for undergraduate students), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology , University of Tübingen, Germany, 10/98-12/98; Related Student Assistant, (general office duties, library service, proofreading), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Tübingen, Germany, 11/97-9/98.

1997 Research Assistant, (compiled database on Central Asia) for Prof. Stellrecht, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Tübingen, Germany, 1/97-10/97.

1996 Related Student Assistant, (assisted department director in general office duties), Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, University of Tübingen, Germany, 1/96-12/96.

Courses Taught

2012 Geography of Russia, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2010 Geography of Russia, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2009 Senior Seminar: Anthropology of the Informal, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2008 Anthropology of Migration (co-teaching with Prof. P. Schweitzer), University of Alaska Fairbanks

2007 Individual, Society, and Culture, University of Alaska Fairbanks

History of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Kinship and Social Organization, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2004 Ethnographic Field Methods, Far Eastern State Technical University, Vladivostok, Russia

2003 Individual, Society, and Culture, University of Alaska Fairbanks

2002 Individual, Society, and Culture, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fieldwork

Ethnographic Fieldwork

2013 Ethnographic Fieldwork, Chukotka, Russia (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State), 6/13 – 8/13.

2012 Ethnographic Fieldwork, Primorskii Krai, Russia (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State), 7/12 – 8/12.

2009 Ethnographic Fieldwork, Chukotka, Russia (“Moved by the State – Histories and Futures of Relocations in Alaska and Rural Chukotka”), 8/09– 10/09.

2008 Ethnographic Fieldwork, Chukotka, Russia (“Moved by the State – Histories and Futures of Relocations in Alaska and Rural Chukotka”), 8/08 – 10/08.

2004 Long-term fieldwork, Vladivostok, Russia, (“Cosmopolitan Xenophobia: Cultural Dynamics of Consumption and Ethnic Interaction in Vladivostok, Russia”; Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant) 1/04 – 12/04.

2003 Household surveys, (structured interviews) Nuiqsut, Alaska, 2003 North Slope Borough Census, 5/03.

2002 Exploratory research study, (preliminary interviews) Vladivostok, Russia, 10/02-11/02;

Cultural resource management, Tanana Chiefs Conference (Native Alaska Regional Corporation), native allotments in the Alaska Interior, 6/02-8/02.

2001 Anthropological field research, Kola Peninsula, NW-Russia (“Industrial Impacts on Ecological and Social Environments”) 8/01-9/01;

Oral / life history project,Between Worlds: A Bering Strait Portrait of John Burns” 1/01-4/01.

1998 Ethnoarchaeological project, mapping of a reindeer herder camp from the1960s and interviews with former inhabitants, in Chukotka, Russia, 8/98.

1997 Survey and mapping, historic village in Chukotka, Russia, 8/97;

Cultural Anthropology project, culture, remembrance and history, combined with a poster exhibition on the scientific results of an archaeological expedition, Chukotka, Russia, 7/97-9/97.

1996-98 Research, participant observation, interviews on the political dimension of archaeology in Chukotka, 7-9/96, 7-9/97, 7-9/98.

1995 Internship, National Radio in Bishkek, Kyrghyztan, 8/95-10/95.

1993 Research, Catholic pilgrims in Sindelfingen, Germany and Chiubiasco, Italy, 6/93.

Archaeological Fieldwork

2002 Interior Alaska (cultural resource surveys on native allotments), 6/02-8/02

2001 Coldfoot / Livengood / Tok, Alaska, USA (archaeological impact study), 5/01-8/01

1998 Ekven, Chukotka (Russia), 6/98-9/98

1997 Ekven, Chukotka (Russia), 6/97-9/97

1996 Ekven, Chukotka (Russia), 6/96-9/96

1995 Siebenlinden-Rottenburg, Germany, 7/95-8/95

1994 Siebenlinden-Rottenburg, Germany, 7/94-8/94

1993 San Quintin de Mediona, Spain, 9/93-10/93;

Siebenlinden-Rottenburg, Germany, 7/93-8/93;

Wachau, Austria, 4/93

Web Pages

2012 NSF-   Project website (Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State)   

2010 Geo-referenced data base of village relocations on the Chukchi Peninsula    (MOVE project)   

Exhibitions

1999 “Erdrand: Fotographien aus Tschukotka (Sibirien)” [Land’s End: Photographs from Chukotka, Sibiria], J.J. Heckenhauer Galerie für Photographie, Tübingen, 12/99-1/00.

1997 Poster exhibition in various settlements in Chukotka, Russia, to communicate archaeological results to local communities, 7/97-9/97.

Movies

2010 “The Hunt”, 15 min

Fellowships & Grants

  • National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Science Program (“Far Eastern Borderlands: Informal Networks and Space at the Margins of the Russian State,” PI Tobias Holzlehner), US$ 150,000.
  • Mellon-Sawyer Postdoctoral Fellowship, Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies, University of California, Berkeley (“Private Wealth and Public Power: Oligarchs, Tycoons and Magnates in Comparative Perspective”), 9/06-8/07; US$ 35,000.
  • Thesis Completion Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9/05-5/06; US$ 9,000.
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant (“Cosmopolitan Xenophobia: Cultural Dynamics of Consumption and Ethnic Interaction in Vladivostok, Russia”), 1/04-12/04; US$ 16,000.
  • University of Alaska Museum, Geist Fund Grant for an exploratory research study in Vladivostok, Russia (“Vladivostok: Spatial Explorations and Preliminary Interviews in the Russian Far East”); 10/02-11/02; US$ 3,000.
  • Graduate Fellowship in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9/02-5/03; US$ 10,000.
  • Graduate Fellowship in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, 9/00-5/01; US$ 11,000.
  • Travel Grant from the University of Tübingen to the 11th Inuit Studies Conference, Nuuk, Greenland, September 1998; US$ 1,000.

Professional Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde
American Anthropological Association
Soyuz: Postsocialist Cultural Studies
Society for Applied Anthropology
Association of American Geographers
American Society for Ethnohistory

Languages

German (native)
English (fluent)
Russian (fluent)
Spanish (read and speak)
French (read)

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