Valerie Hänsch

Valerie Hänsch, anthropologist and filmmaker, explores the relationship between large infrastructures and crises in the Sudan. She examines displacements, uncertainty, local knowledge and resistance. Her work includes several collaborative audio-visual projects. She conducted extensive ethnographic research in urban and rural areas on islamic practices and sensual experiences, creativity, and about the life along the Nile. She holds a PhD from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) and is currently replacing the Juniorprofessor for Culture and Technology in Africa at Bayreuth University.

Lehrstuhl Ethnologie, Universität Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth

Lena Kroeker

Lena Kroeker is currently a post-doc fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, an interdisciplinary institution which focused in its rst phase (2012-2016) on concepts of future in Africa. She obtained her PhD in social anthro- pology from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies in 2012 with a thesis on decision making of HIV-positive pregnant women in Lesotho (LIT-Verlag, 2015). Her research interests include the anthropology of uncertainty, anthropology of time/future, medical anthropology, social protection and the African middle class.

Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Universität Bayreuth, Hugo-Rüdel-Str. 10D, 95440 Bayreuth

Silke Oldenburg

Silke Oldenburg is senior lecturer at the Seminar of Social Anthropology, University of Basel, Switzerland. She studied social anthropology and Eastern European history in Tübingen, Berlin, Mérida (Venezuela) and completed her PhD at the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2013. Her research interests include urban anthropology, the anthropology of youth, gen- der and generation, the anthropology of media and journalism, and political anthropology, with a particular focus on aspects of everyday life within contexts of protracted violent con ict. Currently, her post-doc research focuses on processes of «Making the City» (SNF 165625) in Cartagena (Colombia) and Goma (DR Congo).

University of Basel, Seminar of Social Anthropology, Münsterplatz 19, CH-4051 Basel


Annika Witte

Annika Witte holds a M.A. from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Her doctoral research project on the social meanings of oil in Uganda is associated with the project «Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad», led by Prof. Nikolaus Schareika. Witte is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Univer- sity of Goettingen. Her areas of interest include oil, risk, uncertainty, state, police, and political and economic anthropology. She has conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Benin and Uganda.

Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Theaterplatz 15, D-37073 Göttingen

Christine Fricke

Christine Fricke is a lecturer at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at Mainz University. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis on the temporal, affective and aesthetic entanglements and significations of oil in urban Gabon.

Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, D-55099 Mainz

Andrea Kaufmann

Andrea Kaufmann obtained her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. She is affiliated to the Research Group on Political Transformations at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel. Andrea Kaufmann is interested in how local or national associations and their socially shared imaginaries of a better life serve as motors of change on social, political or cultural context of a war-affected setting. Her main interests are in the fields of conflict and peace studies, urban studies, associational life, gender and social relations in general in post-war societies in the West African conflict region, in particular Liberia.

University of BaselInstitute of Social Anthropology Münsterplatz 19, 4051 Basel

Julia Rehsmann

Julia Rehsmann is a PhD candidate and research fellow at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern. Her dissertation on liver transplantation is part of an SNSF-funded research project on «Intimate Uncertainties. Precarious Life and Moral Economy Across European Borders», headed by Prof. Sabine Strasser.

University of Bern, Institute for Social Anthropology, Lerchenweg 36, Postfach 999, CH-3000 Bern 9

Bernd Marquard

Bernd Marquard ist derzeit wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Soziologie an der Goethe-Universität Frank- furt am Main. Ab April 2017 ist er Stipendiat des DFG-Graduiertenkollegs «Life Sciences, Life Writing: Grenzerfahrungen menschlichen Lebens zwischen biomedizinischer Erklärung und lebensweltlicher Erfahrung». In seiner Dissertation werden elterliche Handlungs- und Deutungsprobleme unter der Bedingung einer Fehlbildungsdiagnose beim (ungeborenen) Kind theoretisiert.

Institut für Soziologie, J.W. v. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, M. Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6, D-60629 Frankfurt am Main

Irene Marti

Irene Marti, MA, studied social anthropology and sociology at the Universities of Basel and Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Since 2013 she is a member of the Prison Research Group (PRG) at the University of Bern, Switzerland ( Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the University of Neuchâtel and is working as a research assistant at the Institute of Penal Law and Criminology at the University of Bern.

University of Neuchâtel, Anthropology Institute, Saint-Nicolas 4, CH-2000 Neuchâtel

Tabea Buri

Tabea Buri ist Kuratorin und Leiterin der Abteilung Europa am Museum der Kulturen Basel. Sie war Co-Kuratorin der Ausstellung «In der Reihe tanzen. Einzelstücke in Serie».

Museum der Kulturen Basel, Münsterplatz 20, CH-4001 Basel

Omar Lemke

Omar Lemke ist Fotograf am Museum der Kulturen Basel.

Museum der Kulturen Basel Münsterplatz 20, CH-4001 Basel

Valerie Hänsch

Valerie Hänsch is an anthropologist and filmmaker. She examines the relationship between infrastructures, uncer- tainty and crisis. Her work in the Sudan includes several collaborative audio-visual projects and documentaries. She holds a PhD from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) and is currently replacing the Juniorprofessor for Culture and Technology in Africa at Bayreuth University.

Universität Bayreuth, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Lehrstuhl Ethnologie, D-95440 Bayreuth

Jean Chamel

Jean Chamel est doctorant en sciences des religions à l’Université de Lausanne. ll est rattaché à l’Institut religions, cultures, modernité (IRCM) et à la chaire d’Anthropologie des processus politico-religieux, et sa thèse porte sur un réseau informel d’écologistes vivant en France et en Suisse romande qui mêlent perspective catastrophiste et écospiritualité.

FTSR / IRCM Anthropole, Université de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne

Sonia Perego

Sonia Perego has a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Geneva with a specialisation in sociology
of art, in particular on the question of hybrid art (art and science/technology). She uses largely qualitative methods (ethnographic approach – observation, in-depth interviews, use of camera, etc.) in her research. Besides her academic focus on the areas of art and culture, she has also worked on other specific themes. In 2016 she participated in a study on sexism and sexual harassment with the Equality Com- mission of the Faculty of Social Sciences (University of Geneva).

Sonia Perego, Rue du Lièvre 7, 1227 Les Acacias

Sophia Völksen

Sophia Völksen is a scientific assistant at HETS Valais- Wallis, currently pursuing her PhD project on the experien- ces of professionals related to the implementation of a stan- dardized tool on child protection assessment in Switzerland. She studied social anthropology and geography (MA Basel University) and completed a postgraduate degree in deve- lopment cooperation (ETH Zurich).

Haute Ecole de Travail Social, Route de la Plaine 2, 3960 Sierre

Irène Hirt

Irène Hirt est docteure en géographie de l’Université de Genève, chercheure au CNRS (Laboratoire Passages, UMR 5319, Université de Bordeaux-Montaigne, France).

Maison des Suds, Esplanade des Antilles 12, Domaine universitaire, F-33607 Pessac-Cédex

Boris Boller, Universität Freiburg
Tina Büchler, Universität Bern
Marie-Cécile Frieden, Université de Neuchâtel
Ieva Snikersproge, The Graduate Institute, Geneva