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Andrea Behrends

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Andrea Behrends CV

Academic Career

http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/ethnologie/personen/professorinnen/behrends.html   

10/2017-03/2018
Guest Professorship at Freie   Universität Berlin, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

16 August 2017
Submission of habilitation to   Hamburg University: ‘Staying. Displacement, Emplacement and Aid in Chad-Sudan   borderlands’ (in English)

10/2016 - 07/2017
Guest Professorship at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, Vienna University

10/2014 - 07/2015
Replacement Professorship at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Halle-Wittenberg University

10/2013 - 03/2014
Replacement Professorship at Anthropological Institute, Hamburg University

04/2011 - 09/2016
Principal Investigator in a German Research Foundation (DFG) funded project on 'Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad'
http://www.spp1448.de/projects/oil-and-social-change/    

03/01 - 03/07/2008
Team Leader of a research   project on “Sources of violence, conflict mediation and reconciliation: a socio-anthropological study on Dar Sila“ (with Dr. Christine Pawlitzky,  Babett Jànszky and Prof. Stephen P. Reyna), funded by the European Commission in Chad
http://minurcat.unmissions.org/Portals/MINURCAT/English_final_revised.pdf    

10/2006 - 03/2011
Scientific Coordinator of and researcher within a cooperative research project on “Travelling Models in Conflict Management”, funded by the Volkswagen Foundarion and affiliated to the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, MLU
http://www.ethnologie.uni-halle.de/personal/richard_rottenburg/projects_prof._dr._rottenburg/travelling_models/

2007
Founding member of an anthropological Research Centre in Chad (Centre de Recherche en Anthropologie et Sciences Humaines, CRASH)
http://www.crash-tchad.org/   

2000 - 2006
Post-doctoral Staff, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Department I: Conflict and Integration
http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/people/d/behrends/project.html    

since 2000
Research Associate, Université de N’Djamena, Chad

2000
PhD in Anthropology (magna cum laude): Tightrope walking. Women from northern Ghana between education, profession and social conventions (in German)

1997 - 1998
Research Associate, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

1995
MA in Anthropology (excellent)

10/1991 - 02/1992
Research Associate, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

1987 - 1995
Studies at FU Berlin and TU Berlin in Anthropology (major), Development Sociology (minor), Urban Planning (minor)

Scholarships / Grants

2015 – 2017
Research Grant, German Research Foundation (DFG), ‘Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad’ (third phase)

2013 – 2015
Research Grant, German Research Foundation (DFG), ‘Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad’ (second phase)

02/2013
Grant by Volkswagen Foundation for the Organisation of the Conference ‘How to Put Models into Practice? African Perspectives on Technologies of Ordering in Legal, Organisational and Medical Contexts’ (with Katharina Schramm)

2011 – 2013
Research grant, German Research Foundation (DFG), ‘Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad’

2006 – 2011
Research grant, Volkswagen Foundation, ‚Traveling Models in Conflict Management‘

2000
Research Associate, Université de N’Djamena, Chad

1997 – 1998
Research Associate, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

1997 – 1998
Research grant for a six months study in Ghana, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1996 – 1999
PhD  Scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG), Graduate College ‘Comparing Societies’, Free  University  and Humboldt University Berlin

1991
Research Associate, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon

1991
Research grant for a four months study in Ghana, FU Berlin

Panel / Workshop organisation and chairing

06/2013
ECAS Panel, Lisbon (Portugal), organisation and chair (with Nikolaus Schareika): Crude moves: social fields of global oil

02/2013
International conference, MLU Halle-Wittenberg; organisation and chair (with Katharina Schramm) ‘How to Put Models into Practice? African Perspectives on Technologies of Ordering in Legal, Organisational and Medical Contexts’

10/2012
International workshop (10 days), N’Djamena (Chad), organisation and chair (with Nikolaus Schareika, Remadji Hoinathy and Thomas Bierschenk): Oil and social change in Niger and Chad

12/2011
International Conference, Saly Portudal (Senegal), organisation and chair (with Richard Rottenburg and Babacar Fall): Travelling Models

04/2010
German Association for African Studies (VAD), Mainz: panel convenor and chair: “African elite generations”

04/2010
German Association for African Studies (VAD), Mainz:  panel convenor and chair (with Johanna Mugler and Richard Rottenburg):  “Translations of travelling legal, organisational, and techno-scientific models in African contexts”

06/2009
European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Leipzig: panel convenor and chair (with Richard Rottenburg): “Translating Conflict”

02/2009
International Workshop, Khartoum (Sudan): convenor and chair (with Richard Rottenburg): ‘Travelling Models in Conflict Management - Final Conference’

06/2008
International Workshop (4 weeks), Halle/Saale: convenor and chair: ‘Travelling Models in Conflict Management - Training Workshop on Data Analysis’

11/2007
International Workshop, Bamako (Mali): convenor and chair (with Richard Rottenburg): ‘Travelling Models in Conflict Management - Midterm Workshop’

02/2007
50th ASA Annual Meeting, New York (USA): panel convenor and chair (with Richard Rottenburg): ‘Travelling Models in Conflict Management. Perspectives from Africa’

12/2006
International Workshop, Stellenbosch (South Africa): convenor and chair: ‘Travelling  Models in Conflict Management - Inaugural Conference’

01/2006
International Workshop, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): convenor and chair (with Richard Rottenburg): ‘Travelling Models in Conflict Management - Preparatory Project Meeting’

10/2005
German Anthropological Association (DGV) Biannual Conference, Halle-Wittenberg: panel convenor and chair (with Kurt Beck): ‘Embedded Violence – Focus on Darfur’; paper: “Refugees on the Chad/Sudan border – reflections on representation”

12/2004
MPI for Social Anthropology: convenor and chair (with Günther Schlee and Stephen P. Reyna): ‘Oil, integration and conflict’

09/ 2003
MPI for Social Anthropology: convenor and chair (with Janet Roitman): ‘The Chad Basin: Reconfigurations’

08/2002
European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), Copenhagen: panel convenor and discussant (with Julia Eckert and Andreas Dafinger): ‘Ethnographies of Governance’

05/2002
MPI for Social Anthropolgy: convenor and chair (with  Andreas Dafinger): ‘The landed and the landless? Strategies of territorial integration and dissociation in Africa’

Selected Presentations

11/2014
Symposium for the 100 years celebration of anthropology in Leipzig; invited presentation on “The Future of Anthropology”; presentation title “Collaborative research. Anthropology as a travelling model of research practice and knowledge production“

06/2014
Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) in Bayreuth, Germany; presentation on “The list. Anticipatory knowledge and diverging definitions and practices of “security” in the Chad-Sudan borderlands”

02/2014
Conference on “Mapping Science and Technology in Africa: Traveling technologies and global   dis\orders” in Johannesburg, South Africa; presentation on “Does rationality travel? Translating a World Bank model for fair oil revenue distribution in Chad”

09/2013
CRESC Conference in London on “In/vulnerabilites and Social Change: Precarious Lives and Experimental Knowledge”; presentation on “In/vulnerability in crisis – translating development and humanitarian aid in the Darfur-Chad border zone”

09/2013
Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Berlin: invited presentation on “The Devil’s Money. A multi-level approach to the disordering in oil-producing southern Chad”

05/2013
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London: presentation during the CRESC Conference on “In/vulnerability in crisis – translating development and humanitarian aid in the Darfur-Chad border zone”

01/2013
Leipzig University (Germany): invited presentation on “About the resource curse.
Oil in Chad”

12/2012
University of Bern (Switzerland): invited presentation on “Wie man die Verteilung von Erdölgewinnen anficht – locale Übersetzungen eines reisenden Modells im Tschad”

11/2012
AAA Conference, San Francisco (CA): presentation on “The curse from afar: oil, war and development in Eastern Chad.”

10/2012
International Conference of the Priority Program “Creativity and Adaptation in Africa”; presentation on “Oil and Social Change” (with Nikolaus Schareika)

04/2012
University of Waterloo (Canada): invited contribution on “Contesting oil revenue distribution in Chad – translations of a travelling model” at the workshop: “Engaging resources”

01/2011
University of Hamburg: invited contribution on “La vitrine de l’Afrique Centrale – of development and resource curse in Chad“

01/2011
University of Mainz: invited contribution on “Development and the resource curse – representations of statehood in Chad “

05/2010
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI), University of Manchester (England): invited contribution to the workshop “Darfur – Assessing the assessments”

04/2010
Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala (Sweden): invited contribution to the workshop “Displacement Economies”

03/2010
Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University: invited paper: “Travelling models in conflict management, the example of oil extraction in Niger and Chad”

08/2009
Conference on ‘Actor Network Theory in Context’, MPI   for Social Anthropology:  paper: “‘Resources limited’ - first notes on a comparative analysis of  oil and HIV/AIDS medicine in two African settings” with Sung-Joon Park (MPI)

05/2009
Frühjahrstagung 2009 der Sektion Entwicklungssoziologie und Sozialanthropologie (ESSA), Hannover (Germany): paper: “Erdöl als reisendes Konfliktmodell in  Darfur und Tschad” [Oil as a Travelling Conflict Model in Darfur and  Chad]

05/2009
Workshop on ‘The conflict of Darfur: destruction or re-struction?’, MPI for Social Anthropology: invited paper: “Oil and rebellion. Translating Conflict in Chad”

11/2008
Workshop on ‘Scientific Cooperation with Developing Countries’, Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn: invited paper: “Project development”

04/2008
Conference on ‘Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic. Aims, Potentials and Limitations of International Engagement’, Institut für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement, Wien: invited paper: “Lokale Konfliktstrukturen und interethnische Beziehungen an der Tschad-Sudan Grenze” [Local conflict structures and interethnic relations on the Chad/Sudan border]

09/2002
Conference on ‘Terms of Trust. The Dynamics of Old and New Moralities in Africa’, African Studies Centre, Leiden (Netherlands): paper: “Competition of (NGO-) assistance. Changing political realities  for Arab and Masalit refugees on the Chad/Sudanese border”

Supervision of Master's and Doctoral Theses

Master’s Theses

2009
Ronn Müller: Existenzsicherung am Rande von Giza. Ein Beitrag zu Handlungsräumen, Netzwerken und der Verflechtung wirtschaftlicher Aktivitäten auf der Mikroebene

2010
Norman Schräpel: Rendering Technology. Re-Building South Africa’s health system through information and communication technologies.

2011
Maria Ruhbach: “El compromiso con la gente” – Die Verpflichtung gegenüber den Menschen.
Die Erinnerungsarbeit zum Bürgerkrieg in Guatemala und ihre Auswirkungen.

Lutz Scharf: Die Artischocke und der Fußball – oder warum Fußball mehr als ein Spiel ist.

Philipp Humpert: Inclusion of immigrants into the Gambian society

Friedemann Ebelt: Markt machen. Die Stabilisierung des börslichen Stromhandels aus wirtschaftsethnologischer Perspektive anhand der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie am Beispiel der Leipziger Energiebörse European Energy Exchange Aktiengesellschaft

Uta Mahadi: Händlernetzwerke in Südkordofan (Sudan)

Doctoral Theses:

2011
Dejene Gemechu Chala: Local Response to the Ethiopian Ethnic based Federalism: Conflict and Conflict Management among the Borana and their Neighbors

Remadji Hoinathy: Le petrole et le developpement sociale au Tchad

Peer reviews for:

Africa Spectrum, American Anthropologist, Anthropology Today, Australian Humanities Review, Brill, Current Anthropology, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Max Planck Institute Working Paper Series, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Swiss National Fund, National Science Foundation, Actes du Colloque Mega Tchad

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