research group for the ethnographic inquiry into ecologies, infrastructures, bodies and knowledges

Author Archives: Janine Hauer

is a doctoral researcher at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) where she is a member of the research group Changing Rural-Urban Linkages in the Global South. Her PhD project aims at understanding the (rural) food production - (urban) food consumption nexus by exploring the example of rice in Burkina Faso.

Job announcement: Postdoc position @ IRI THESys

Humboldt University, Berlin is appointing a postdoctoral researcher for 4 years (75% position) for the “Water4Whom” project ( hosted at IRI THESys ( Water Security for Whom? – Social and Material Perspectives on Inequality around Multipurpose Reservoirs in Colombia. The successful candidate will…

Digital lab this summer

Due to Corona the lab does not meet physically during the summer term. However, our weekly meetings and discussions continue. Please check the events section for the program and directly contact the presenter if you wish you join. We are using Zoom. The…

Call for Abstracts: EASST/4S Joint Conference 2020 in Prague (Aug 18-21)

Our lab members Jörg Niewöhner, Patrick Bieler, Martina Klausner & Josefine Raasch convene a panel at this year’s EASST/4S Joint Conference taking place in Prague from 18th to 21st August. The panel is titled: Timing matters: How does long-term ethnographic research affect concept…

Program winter term 2019/20

Please find our current program under the Event section. There is an option to import all lab events into you calendar. We are looking forward to seeing many of you: Mondays 10:15-11:45 in room 107a in the Institute for European Ethnology.

Lab Schedule for the Summer Term 2019

We are looking forward to a summer of reading, discussing and thinking! Texts are likely to be circulated in advance – often into smaller subgroups in order to avoid circulation of ‘work in progress’ into large email lists. If you are interested in…

New Time Slot during Summer Term 2019

Dear lab, during the summer term (8.4.-12.7.) our weekly meetings will take place on Mondays from 4-6 pm. Location remains the same – Room 107a on the 1st floor at the Institute for European Ethnology (Mohrenstraße 41).