I am many things, but let’s focus on me being a social/cultural anthropologist.
I was trained at the universities of Mainz, where I got my MA, and Canterbury (UK). Later, I received my PhD from the Martin Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg. Yes, my degree is from the same school that Hamlet went to.
At various times, I’ve been employed at HE institutions in Mainz, Bielefeld, Halle-Wittenberg, and Konstanz. See my CV for all the detail.
I am the world’s leading academic specialist on the Kara (South Omo, Ethiopia).
Additionally, I have done a good deal of research on the politics of cultural heritage in Myanmar.
I greatly enjoy teaching.
I have had a distributed social media presence for the longest time; this website is intended to serve as a hub.