Research Projects

The research group Social and Political Anthropology specializes in political and legal anthropology. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork (with a focus on Central and Southeast Asia), our current research interests are the anthropology of the state, statelessness, practices of ordering, community, authority, (neo-)traditionalization, legal pluralism, constitutional politics and activism. In general, research in social and cultural anthropology in Konstanz has an international orientation and aims at research-based theory-building while also seeking dialogue with qualitative approaches in Cultural Sociology.