Anna Žabicka has been awarded the 2023-2024 Dissertation Grant for Graduate Students – congratulations! With this support, she will join the University of Oxford’s Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society as a visiting academic for the fall 2023 and continue work on her dissertation project there.
As the first anthropologist in this position, Tatjana Thelen will take up the Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professorship at Stanford University from January to June 2023. Congratulations!
Ivan Rajković is a guest researcher at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Sciences (University of Belgrad) from 1 October 2022 until 31 March 2023. His stay is funded by the Joint Excellence in Science and Humanities (JESH) Grant of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. During his stay, he will work on his project “Whither ecopopulism? Energy transition and popular environmental mobilizations in the Balkans”.
Letizia Bonnano was a guest on the podcast The Familiar Strange, talking about her fieldwork in a social clinic of solidarity in Athens and the impact of austerity policies on people seeking healthcare in Greece at that time.
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!
Open position as University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology under the supervision ofTatjana Thelen (State, Care, Kinship, Property) — Deadline: 31 March 2021.
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.
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!
“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.
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.