Larissa Vetters

Larissa Vetters

Larissa is a political and legal anthropologist with a training in administrative sciences and fieldwork experience in Southeastern Europe and Germany. She is a senior research fellow at the Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany.


State, law, and relational modalities

Recent Publications

Making sense of noncitizens’ rights claims in asylum appeal hearings: practices and sentiments of procedural justice among German administrative judges

Administrative guidelines as a source of immigration law? Ethnographic perspectives on law at work and in the making

Ethnographic legal studies: reconnecting anthropological and sociological traditions. (together with Jonas Bens)

Prozesse des State Building in Bosnien-Herzegowina.

Contingent statehood: clientelism and civic engagement as relational modalities in contemporary Bosnia and Herzegovina

Migration and the Transformation of German Administrative Law: An Interdisciplinary Research Agenda

Stategraphy: Toward a Relational Anthropology of the State



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