Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Boris Wille, Mitarbeiter am Seminar für Ethnologie

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(Dissertation) Democracy as Political Culture: Popular Politics during the 2012 Crisis in the Maldives. Halle: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg.

(forthcoming). Situating Scheduled Tribes. Knowledge between Anthropology and Administration in Orissa. Südasienwissenschaftliche Arbeitsblätter, edited by Rahul Peter Das at South-Asia-Studies-Section of Institute for Oriental Studies, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

Articles and Chapters

2021. “Defending Islam in an Islamic State: Islamic Nationalist Discourse, Democratic Reform, and the Religious Commitment of the State in the Maldives.” Asian Ethnology 80 (1): 199–225.

2021 (co-authored with Stefan Knauß).“Coral Cultivation: Technosphere on the Edge.”

2019 (co-authored with Katja Müller). “Materiality and Mobility: Comparative Notes on Heritagization in the Indian Ocean World.” In Travelling Pasts: The Politics of Cultural Heritage in the Indian Ocean World, edited by Burkhard Schnepel, and Tansen Sen. Leiden: Brill, 81–106.

2018. Big Men Politics and Insularity in the Maldivian World of Islands. In Connectivity in Motion: Islands in the Indian Ocean World. Edited by Burkhard Schnepel and Edward A Alpers. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 289-317.


2017. Guha, Sumit: Beyond Caste. Identity and Power in South Asia, Past and Present. Leiden/Boston: Brill 2013. Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 112 (3): 268-272.

2016. The Maldives: Islamic Republic, Tropical Autocracy, by J.J. Robinson. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies 39 (4): 920-922.

Conference Reports

2015. The Art of Hubbing: The Role of Small Islands in Indian Ocean Connectivity, Halle, 15 -17 October 2015. Internationales Asienforum 46 (3-4): 429-433.

Other Publications

2013. Malediven Beitrag zu Protestkultur in Südasien. [Maldives contribution to Protest Cultures in South Asia]   

2008. Hinduistische Hochzeiten und fotografische Praktiken. Eine Exploration visueller Kultur in Bhopal, Indien. Cargo 28: 41-45. [Hindu marriages and photographic practices. An exploration of visual culture in Bhopal, India]


2007. Salve Bakkalaureus. Konzeption und Wahrnehmungen des Bachelor-Studiengangs Ethnologie in Halle. Cargo 27: 41-44. [Salve Bakkalaureus. Comcept and perception of the BA Anthropology in Halle]


2013. Malediven Beitrag zu Protestkultur in Südasien. [Maldives contribution to Protest Cultures in South Asia]