Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Dr. Anna-Lena Wolf


Anna-Lena Wolf

phone: +49 345 55 24 208

room 106
Reichardtstraße 11
06114 Halle

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Anna-Lena Wolf
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Anna-Lena Wolf


Anna-Lena Wolf is a political and legal anthropologist. She has been working as a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (with Prof. Dr. Olaf Zenker) since 2019. In her current research project, Anna-Lena Wolf is investigating how canon law is interpreted, negotiated, and refined in central institutions of the Roman Curia. Before she came to the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Anna-Lena Wolf worked as a doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology (with Prof. Dr. Julia Eckert) at the University of Bern, where she did her doctorate between 2014 and 2018. In her doctoral thesis, she addressed different ideas of fair working and living conditions on tea plantations in the Northeast Indian state of Assam. As part of her doctorate, she spent one year as a visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Governance at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi. Anna-Lena Wolf completed her studies in social anthropology and South Asian History with honors at the University of Heidelberg in 2012.

Research Foci

  • legal anthropology, especially the anthropology of justice, and human rights
  • political anthropology, especially social movements, and political economies
  • anthropology of religion, especially the anthropology of Christianity, and Catholicism

Research Regions

  • India
  • The Vatican