Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Luisa Piart

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Education and Professional Activities

Aug. 2019

Summer AcademyPromoting Ocean Governance and Peaceful Settlement of Disputes   ” organized by the International Foundation for the Law of the Sea at the seat of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Hamburg (21.07.-16.08.2019)


Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Department Law & Anthropology) and at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)

Jan. 2018

Binational Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, University of Vienna & the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS Paris)

Ph.D. Thesis: “Making Things Fit, Making Ends Meet: The Small Entrepreneurs of Istanbul's Garment Industry” (joint supervision: Prof. Sabine Strasser & Prof. Michel Peraldi)


Research Assistant in Social Anthropology at the Department of Social Sciences   , University of Fribourg Switzerland


Coordinator of the research project   Intimate Uncertainties: Precarious Life and Moral Economy across European Borders” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern

2013- 2017

Research Assistant at the Institute of Social Anthropology   , University of Bern


Research Associate at the French Institute for Anatolian Research IFEA    in Istanbul


Praedoc Researcher at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology   , University of Vienna


Grantee and Research Associate of the Centre Marc Bloch   , Franco-German research centre for social sciences in Berlin


Lecturer at the Global and European Studies Institute   , University of Leipzig


Fellow of the research training group “Critical Junctures of Globalization” funded by the German Research Foundation DFG at the Graduate Centre Humanities and Social Sciences   , University of Leipzig

June 2006

Master in Human and Social Sciences “International Migration and Interethnic Relations” (MIGRINTER   ), University of Poitiers France

Master Thesis (in French): “Uzbekistan’s new commercial paths”


Research grantee from the IFEA (Institut français d’études anatoliennes    Istanbul) and IFEAC (Institut français d’études sur l’Asie centrale    Tashkent) (March-May)

Sept. 2005

Master in Geography [Maîtrise], Paris 4 Sorbonne University

Master Thesis (in French): “Female Traders and Migrants from Uzbekistan in Laleli (Istanbul)”

June 2004

Bachelor in Geography [Licence], Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University

Sept. 2003

Bachelor in History [Licence], Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University



Ongoing multi-sited fieldwork on seafarers’ rights in London, Hamburg and Panama


Fieldwork in Uzbekistan (Tashkent and Samarkand) (3 months)


Fieldwork in Istanbul, in total over 29 months (in 2016 together with photographer David Bergé)


French and Italian (native)

English and German (fluent)

Turkish (proficient)

Uzbek and Spanish (beginner)