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Asta Vonderau

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Current Projects

C-Urge: Anthropology of Global Climate Urgency (2023-2027)

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The overarching objective of this Doctoral Network is to respond to a  growing urgency expressed by European research councils and funding  agencies, as well as by governments, publics and students, that the  social sciences should contribute to our understanding of and engagement  with climate change.

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digihub is a joint project that aims to empirically reconstruct the change in higher education triggered by the switch to online teaching, both at the individual and organisational level, in order to provide recommendations for action for the design of digital higher education and to develop scenarios for the digitisation of higher education.
Research assistant: Dr. Des. Christoph Graf.

CityIndustries Research Network (since 2018)

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CityIndustries    is an international research network that gathers scholars from various countries and disciplines, such as  Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Human Geography, Political  Sciences and Urban Planning.


PartEEnschaften is a project based at the ZIRS that investigates how narratives about the energy transition are related to social norms. The main aim here is to investigate how dialogical participation processes alter existing narratives.
Research assistant: Kim Dittmann.

Completed Projects

Supervised Projects

Current Dissertations

The Local (and the) expert - Negotiating expertise and future-making in wind energy projects
Kim Dittmann

(Dis-)Order and the quest for future: Strukturwandel in Central Germany
Felix Schiedlowski

Accelerations, U-turns and emergency stops: skittering towards mobility transitions
Julia Kühl

Valuable Defaults: Collecting Contested Debts in Post-socialist Hungary
Balázs Gosztonyi

The Finances, Futures and Fights of the Frankowicze
Mathias Krabbe   

Completed Dissertations

Hydropower Development and Statemaking in Laos: Electrification, Livelihood Reconstruction, and Social Relations
Floramante S. J. Ponce   

Die Wohnsituation von Asylsuchenden in Leipzig. Eine Ethnographie der kommunalen Asyl- und Sozialpolitik
Stefanie Adamitz

Electrification and New Rural Development in Vietnam – the Making of a “For-People State”
Thao Vu   

Current habilitation projects

Alltag zwischen Chemie und Deponie. Zum gesellschaftlichen Umgang mit Ewigkeitslasten
Janine Hauer

Precarious Half-Lives: Co-habiting with Radiation and Ignorance in Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan
Nikolaos Olma   

Completed Habilitation Projects

Postcolonial Digital Connections. Sociocultural Impacts of Digitization Processes in the Cultural Heritage Sector
Dr. Katja Müller