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Professor of Visual and Media AnthropologyProf. Dr. Christiane Brosius

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 400.01.07
69115 Heidelberg

+49 (0) 6221 54 4343

Regular consultation hours: Tuesdays, 1.15-2.45 PM.
Please contact Petra Kourschil beforehand for an appointment: kourschil@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de 

Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius

Curriculum Vitae (Excerpt)

2021-  Speaker of the Flagship Initiative Transforming Cultural Heritage 
2018-  Co-Speaker of the Shaping Asia Networking Initiative (w. Prof. Dr. em Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Bielefeld) 
2012-2019  Speaker of Research Area B “Public Spheres” at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context"
2012  Call for Full Professorship, Asian Studies (South Asia), University St. Gallen (CH) (declined)
2009-  Full Professur (W3) of Visual and Media Anthropology, Heidelberg University 
2008 Habilitation in the Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies, Heidelberg University (venia legendi in Cultural Anthropology)
2005  Associate Guest Professor at the School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (Ford Foundation Fellowship) 
2002-2009  Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at the South Asia Institute, Heidelberg University. 
2000-2002  Research Fellow, Institute of Theatre Studies, Gutenberg-University, Mainz. 
2000  Ph.D. at the Department of Comparative Social and Cultural Anthropology, Europe-University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Prof. Werner Schiffauer. Title of doctoral thesis: "Empowering Visions. A Study on Videos and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism in India (1989-1998)"
1994-1995  Visiting postgraduate student at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (Art History, Anthropology, South Asian Cultures and Languages) 
1988-1989  Academic year at Brooks University, Oxford (Art History, Photography; Printmaking) 
1986-1994  Studies of Art Education (MA), Art History and Cultural Anthropology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany 

Selected Publications

“Art as Participation, Gift and Resource: Nepali Artists’ Engagement in Post-Earthquake Kathmandu Valley.” In Epicentre to Aftermath: Rebuilding and Remembering in the Wake of Nepal’s Earthquakes, ed. by Michael Hutt, Mark Liechty, and Stefanie Lotter, 2021, 308–340. Delhi: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781108991636.013.
“smART city—turbulent city. Artistic Engagements with Urban Ecologies in Delhi.” In Communicative Cities and Urban Space, ed. by Scott McQuire and Sun Wei, 2021, 108–128. London: Routledge. 
“Caring in / for Place: Old-age in Urban Nepal.” In Caring for Old Age. Perspectives from South Asia, ed. by Christiane Brosius and Roberta Mandoki, 2020, 119–158. Heidelberg: UHD Press. DOI: 10.17885/heiup.597. (OA) 
“Introduction. Engaging Transculturality.” In Engaging Transculturality. Concepts, Key Terms, Case Studies, ed. by Laila Abu-Er-Rub, Christiane Brosius, Sebastian Meurer, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, and Susan Richter, 2019, 23–44. London: Routledge. 
with Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka. “Shaping Asia: Connectivities, Comparisons, Collaborations.” ISA eSymposium for Sociology, 2019. 
“‘Let’s do it again!’ Shaping ‘Global’ Art Production in Urban Nepal.” In Repetition, Reccurence, Returns. How Cultural Renewal Works, ed. by Christoph Wulf and Joan Ramon, 2019, 241–256. Lanham, Boulder, and New York: Lexington Books. 
“Reading the City through Art.” In India’s Contemporary Urban Conundrum, ed. by Sujata Patel and Omita Goyal, 2019, 139–160. Delhi: Routledge. DOI:10.4324/9780429023996-12. 
“Art in the Aftermath of a Catastrophe. Gazing, Walking, Participating in the City.” In Breaking Views. Engaging Art in Post-Earthquake Nepal, ed. by Christiane Brosius and Sanjeev Maharjan, 2017, 107–136. Kathmandu: Himal Books/Social Science Baha. (Volume in collaboration with art activists and curators from Nepal) 
“Regulating Access and Mobility of Single Women in a ‘World Class’- City. Gender and Inequality in Delhi, India.” In Urban Inequality in the Creative City. Issues, Approaches, Comparisons, ed. by Ulrike Gerhard et al., 2016, 239–260. New York: Palgrave McMillan. DOI:10.1057/978-1-349-95115-4_10. 
“Emplacing and Excavating the City. Art, Ecology and Public Space in New Delhi.” Journal of Transcultural Studies 2015 (1): 75–125. DOI: 10.11588/ts.2015.1.16507.
India’s Middle Class: New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity. New Delhi, London, New York: Routledge. 2014 (2nd paperback edition with new introduction, 1st ed. 2010). 
“Love Attacks: Romance, Media Voyeurism and Activism in the Public Domain.” In Sexuality Studies, ed. by Sanjay Srivastava, 2013, 253–283. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 
with Karin Polit (eds.). Ritual, Heritage and Identity. The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World. New Delhi: Routledge, 2011 (2nd ed. 2018). 
Empowering Visions. The Politics of Representation in Hindu Nationalism. London: Anthem Press, 2005. DOI:10.7135/UPO9781843313762. 

Awards and Honors

2021-2022  Fellow of the Marsilius-Kolleg
2016-2017  Fellow of the Marsilius-Kolleg 
2015  Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European Global Studies at the University of Basel ("Intergenerational perspectives on aging in urbanising Nepal”) 
2010-2012  Fellow at the Network Aging Research (Netzwerk Alternsforschung NAR), Heidelberg University 

Memberships and Other Functions

2022-  Board Member Heidelberg Centre for Digital Humanities 
2021-  Speaker, Flagship Initiative Transforming Cultural Heritage, Excellence Strategy
2020-  Advisory Board Member of Heidelberg University Press
2017-2021  Coordinator of the Junior Research Group format "Transcultural Studies"