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October, 2021

Ivan Rajković published a book chapter on state paternalism in public-private partnerships: FIAT Automobiles Serbia: the split moral economy of public-private partnerships.

CaSt welcomes Quirin Rieder and Sofía Ugarte as new members.

March, 2021

“Political belonging through elder care: Temporalities, representations and mutuality” by Tatjana Thelen and Cati Coe is now available in Chinese: 养老带来政治归属:时间维度、表征形式以及相互性. Translated by Wu Xiu-jie. Journal of Qinghai Nationalities University 46, no. 4 (2020): 9-21.

February, 2021

Anna Ellmer has started to work at the Department of Health at Bern University for Applied Science in Switzerland. Employed as a Post-Doc, she is pursuing research on the project “Caring about Diversities”, which focusses on everyday practices of elderly care in Swiss nursing homes. Congratulations!

CaSt member Ahmad Moradi has joined Freie Universität Berlin as visiting scholar for 2021-2023. Congratulations!

January, 2021

Open position as University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology under the supervision of Tatjana Thelen (State, Care, Kinship, Property) — Deadline: 31 March 2021.

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November, 2020

CaSt congratulates Marlene Persch on being awarded a scholarship at Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS). Her PhD project “Becoming a State Actor: Prison Officer Training in Accra, Ghana” focuses on the transformation of non-state actors into state actors in the training of prison staff in Ghana and the production of state awareness.

CaSt is happy to welcome two new members: Ahmad Moradi and Letizia Bonanno.

Call for papers – open until November 26:

June, 2020

Lukas Milo Strauss will soon change his institutional affilitation to the Department of Cultural Analyses (Empirical Cultural Analysis / Cultural Anthropology Unit) at Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt. Employed as a PhD candidate he will pursue research on the project “Brokering the care gap: the institutional trajectory of European care migration”. Congratulations!

March, 2020

“There is no doubt that Reconnecting state and kinship could open a new page in the study of the interrelation of kinship and the state […]”
Dmitri M. Bondarenko (International Center of Anthropology, National Research University Higher School of Economics/Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) reviewed Reconnecting state and kinship (2017), edited by Tatjana Thelen and Erdmute Alber.
Read the whole review in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (Volume 26, Issue 1).

February, 2020

CaSt congratulates Ilona Grabmaier for receiving a Marietta Blau Scholarship and a Leopold Kretzenbacher Scholarship of the Schroubek Fonds Eastern Europe that allows her to persue her research until end of April at the Zentrum für Osteuropa- und Internationale Studien / Centre for East European and International Studies in Berlin and from May to July at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.

Tatjana Thelen will spend the academic year 2020-21 (September – June) as fellow at The Paris Institute for Advanced Study / Institut d’études avancées de Paris.

CaSt welcomes Alexandra Schwell as a new member.

January, 2020

CaSt welcomes Vincent Dubois and Larissa Vetters as new members.

November, 2019

Call for 5th Ethnography Laboratory ‘Mobilities and Care’ open now: click here for further details.

October, 2019

CaSt congratulates Marlene Persch and Lukas Milo Strauss for successfully defending their Master Thesis.

March, 2019

CaSt congratulates Christof Lammer for receiving ‘Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis rei publicae’!
>>> Read the faculty’s announcement here.

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