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Christian Strümpell, Dr.

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Christian Strümpell, Dr.

Position

  • Research Associate
  • SAI

Contact information

Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
Room 504
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Email:
struempell@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0)6221 54 8838

Projects

Curriculum vitae

Education & Qualifications

2004 PhD (summa cum laude) Social Anthropology, Free University of Berlin

1999 M.A. Social Anthropology, Spanish Philology and Prehistory at the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster

Employment

Since May 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, South Asia Institute, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg

2007 – 2009 Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle. Research on Development, Displacement and Human Rights in an East Indian Steel Town within the research group “Law against the State”.

2006/07 winter term Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Ethnology, Free University of Berlin.

2000 – 2005 Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, Free University of Berlin, Germany, within the DFG-project ‘Contested Centres’.

Regional Interests

Urban-Industrial South Asia

Thematic Interests

Labour, Relations of Production and in Production, Ethnicity and Class, Migration, Modernity and Traditionalism, Theories of Exchange, Kinship Theory

Fellowships

2000 – 2005 Research Fellow in the project Contested Centres of the German Research Council (DFG)

Languages

German:              native
English:               fluent in speaking, reading and writing
Oriya:                  fluent in speaking; reading and writing skills
Spanish:             4 years language courses at university
Italian:                1 year language courses at university
Hindi:                  1 year language courses at university
Latin:                  ‘Grosses Latinum’
Ancient Greek:    ‘Graecum’

Fieldwork

2009 1 month fieldwork among garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh

2004 - 2009 27 months of fieldwork among migrant and local ‘displaced’ workers of the Rourkela Steel Plant in the Sundargarh District of Orissa

2000 - 2003 17 months fieldwork among migrant workers in a public sector undertaking in the Koraput District of Orissa  

See also:

http://www.sai.uni-heidelberg.de/abt/ETHNO/files/cv/struempell_cv.pdf  

Selected publications

Monograph:

2006 „Wir arbeiten zusammen, wir essen zusammen“. Konvivium und soziale Peripherie in      einer indischen Werkssiedlung („We work together, we eat together“. Conviviality and   social Periphery in an Indian Company Settlement). LIT-Verlag: Münster.

 

Edited Volumes:

in press (expected July 2012) Law against the State. Ethnographic Forays into Law’s    Transformations. Cambridge Studies in Law and Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (with Julia Eckert, Zerrin Özlem Biner, Brian Donahoe)

2009. Feldforschung: Ethnologische Zugänge zu sozialen Wirklichkeiten/ Fieldwork: Social realities in Anthropological Perspectives. Berliner Beiträge zur Ethnologie. Berlin:           Weissensee Verlag. (with Peter Berger, Jeanne Berrenberg, Berit Fuhrmann and   Jochen Seebode)

 

Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

In press a. (expected July 2012) The Making and Unmaking of an Adivasi Working Class in Western Orissa, in A. Shah and C. Bates (eds.), Savage Attack. Tribal Insurgency in South Asia. Delhi: Social Science Press.

 

In press b. (expected July 2012) (with Julia Eckert, Zerrin Özlem Biner, Brian Donahoe) Law's travels and transformations, in J. Eckert, Z.O. Biner, B. Donahoe and C. Strümpell (eds.), Law against the State. Ethnographic Forays into Law's Transformations, pp. 1-22. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

In press c. (expected July 2012) Law against Displacement: The juridification of tribal protest in Rourkela, India, in  J. Eckert, Z.O. Biner, B. Donahoe and C. Strümpell (eds.), Law against the State. Ethnographic Forays into Law's Transformations, pp. 202-227. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

2011a. Social Citizenship and ethnicity around a public sector steel plant in Orissa, India. Citizenship Studies 15 (3-4): 485-98 (peer-reviewed)

 

­2011b. (with Hasan Ashraf) Stress and Modern Work: Ethnographic Perspectives from Industries in Bangladesh. Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter 13 (2-3): 24-33.

 

2010. Conviviality and Periphery: The Social Life of Industrial Workers in South Orissa, in P.  Berger, R. Hardenberg, E. Kattner and M. Prager (eds.): The Anthropology of Values. Essays in Honour of Georg Pfeffer, pp. 104-119. Delhi: Pearson. (peer-reviewed)

 

2009. (with Peter Berger, Jeanne Berrenberg, Berit Fuhrmann and Jochen Seebode) Feldforschung: Berliner Perspektiven auf eine ethnologische Methode, in P. Berger, J. Berrenberg, B. Fuhrmann, J. Seebode and C. Strümpell (eds.): Feldforschung: Ethnologische Zugänge zu sozialen Wirklichkeiten/ Fieldwork: Social realities in Anthropological Perspectives, pp.7-40. Berlin: Weissensee Verlag.

 

2008a. ‘We work together, we eat together’: Conviviality and modernity in a company  settlement in south Orissa. Contributions to Indian Sociology (n.s.) 42 (3): 351-81. (peer-reviewed)

 

2008b. (with Jonathan P. Parry) On the Desecration of Nehru's 'Temples': Bhilai and Rourkela Compared. Economic and Political Weekly 43 (19): 47-57.

 

2008c. ‘Forts and Camps in Tribal Orissa’: Industrialization and Kshatriyaization Compared,  in G. Pfeffer (ed.), Tribal Society: Category and Ritual Exchange (Contemporary Society: Tribal Studies Vol. 7), pp. 56-78. New Delhi: Concept.

 

2008d. Chatamput. An Industrial Camp in the Tribal Belt, in G. Pfeffer (ed.), Periphery and Centre: Groups, Categories, Values, pp. 319-40. New Delhi: Manohar.

 

2001. Industrialization in a ‘Tribal Zone’: The Desia of Koraput and a Hydro-Electric Power Project. Adibasi 40-41: 71-81.

2000. Kinship in Western Uttar Pradesh. A Re-Interpretation of Sylvia Vatuk’s Model of North Indian Kinship. Journal of Social Sciences, 4 (4).:261-76.
 

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