Current position

Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen since March 2010

Positions held

April-Sept. 2009 Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2007-2008 Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2007 Visiting professor at the Department of Anthropology of the Universität zu Köln

2001-2010 Lecturer (wissenschaftlicher Assistant) at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1998-2001 Doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1996-1997  Doctoral researcher (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute for Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics of Universität Hohenheim

Degrees

2007 Habilitation at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

2001 PhD (Dr. phil.) in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

1994 Magister Artium (M.A.) in Social Anthropology and History at Universität Hamburg

Field research

2011 one month in south-eastern Chad

2004/ 2005 four months with nomadic groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

2001-2002 three months with Fulani groups in Oudalan, Burkina Faso, Fada N’Gurma, Burkina Faso and in the Atacora province of Northern Benin

2000 two months with Wodaabe groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

1996-1998 22 months with Wodaabe groups in the Departement of Diffa, Niger

1992 three months with Fulani groups in the Atacora province of Northern Benin