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Theresa Leisgang, M.A.


Theresa Leisgang, M.A.


  • Assistant at C15 'Agrarian Alternatives'

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Curriculum vitae

University of Heidelberg: M.A. in Transcultural Studies, Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context', 2016.

Thesis "Biodynamic Farming in South India: A Critical Perspective on Living Soils and Cosmic Forces" based on ethnographic fieldwork in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

ifp Munich: Journalistic Apprenticeship at the Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses, 2010-2013. Final project available online: asyl.journalistenschule-ifp.de

University of Freiburg: B.A. FrankoMedia, Romance Philology and Translation Studies, 2013.

Awards and Grants

2015. DAAD 'Promos' research grant for fieldwork in Tamil Nadu, India

2014. DAAD 'Promos' scholarship for Hindi language course at Jaipur University, India

2013. Irmgard-Ulderup-Preis, award for outstanding theses, University of Freiburg

2010-2013. Scholarship at Institut zur Förderung publizistischen Nachwuchses, Munich

Selected publications

Leisgang, Theresa and Franz Veit. 2016. Das richtige Leben im falschen? Ökotopie und Biodynamische Landwirtschaft in Südindien. In: Cargo 37.

Leisgang, Theresa. 2015. Exploring Asylum Seekers' Sense of Belonging through Walk-Alongs in Heidelberg. In: Anthropology in Motion, available online: https://anthropologyinmotion.wordpress.com

Gerner, Daniela, Theresa Leisgang, Margot Pfefferle, Magdalena v. Drachenfels. 2013. Cultivating Futures: Ethnographies of Alternative Agricultures in (South) Asian Landscapes of Crisis, Conference Report 13.-14.12.2013, Heidelberg. In: H-Soz-u-Kult.

Leisgang, Theresa, Lucas Radermacher, Anne Wecking, Benedikt Winkel. 2013. Ein bisschen Heimat. In: Asyl Dossier der Journalistenschule ifp, available online: asyl.journalistenschule-ifp.de

Assistance in Publications:

Münster, Daniel and Ludek Brosz (ed.). 2015. Suicide and Agency: Anthropological Perspectives on Self-Destruction, Personhood and Power. Farnham: Ashgate.