Martin Sökefeld#

Martin Sökefeld
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Email:martin.soekefeld 'at'
Membership Number:3573
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions
  • Presently Chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich
  • Since October 2008: Professor Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich
  • 2005 - 2008 Assistant Professor, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 1999-2005 Assistant Professor, Institut of Social Anthropology, Hamburg University
  • 1991 - 1994 Research fellow, Institute of Social Anthropology, Tübingen University (as part of the research project "Culture Area Karakorum")

Fields of Scholarship
  • Anthropology of politics
  • "Natural" disasters
  • Theory of collective identity, ethnicity
  • Migration, diaspora and transnationalism
  • Islam, Alevism
  • South Asia, especially Northern Pakistan (Gilgit-Baltistan) and Kashmir

Honours and Awards
  • Since 2006 fund by the Wenner-Gren Foundation, New York on Kashmiri Diaspora and the Kashmir Dispute

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