Our academic staff engage in research and publish on current topics in anthropology, such as globalization, socio-ecological transformation, health, war and peace, migration, entrepreneurship and the financialisation of land.

Staff members

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Prof Dr Ulrich Demmer

Exec. Head of Department (stand in)

Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37221

 Friederike Eichner

Friederike Eichner

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room 402
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37226

Office hours
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Dr Sina Emde

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room S 403
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37223

Office hours
Tuesday 2-3 pm and after arrangement via email

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Dr Arne Harms

Senior Research Fellow

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle (Saale)

Dr Markus Höhne

Dr Markus Höhne

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room 402
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37226

Office hours
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Dr Claudia Lang

Dr Claudia Lang

Heisenberg Associate Professor

Schillerstraße 6, Room 421
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37227

Office hours
Wednesday 5-6 pm

Dr Stefanie Mauksch

Dr Stefanie Mauksch

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room 421
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37227

Office hours
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Prof Dr Ursula Rao

Prof Dr Ursula Rao

Honorary Professor

Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle

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Dr. Nadine Sieveking

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room 421
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37227

Office hours
Tuesday 5-6 pm and after arrangement via email

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Dr Sarah Ruth Sippel

Research Associate

Schillerstraße 6, Room 403
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37223

Office hours
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Other Members of the Institute

  • Prof. Dr. Christopher Hann
    Head of Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle)
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  • Prof. Dr. Günther Schlee
    Head of Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle)
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  • Prof. Dr. Keebet von Benda-Beckmann
    Associate at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle)
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