Thesis subject

Supervision Stephanie Hobbis

I am a political anthropologist with a geographic focus on coastal, marine, small island environments and a thematic interest in the essentially messy, awkward and often frictional everyday dimensions of global order-making in weak states and (post)conflict environments. My current work explores the material dimensions of foreign state-building and development; ranging from the politics of fashion to road infrastructures to electoral technologies.

Fields of expertise

  • Anthropology
  • The Everyday
  • Peace and reconciliation
  • Structural and cultural violence
  • State formation
  • Infrastructures
  • Gender
  • Food & Identity
  • Digital cultures and development
  • Anthropology of religion (esp. christianity)

Geographical area

  • Solomon Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Oceania
  • Small Island states
  • East Asia (Japan)
  • North America (Canada)