Research Profile

Prof Thomas G. Kirsch has a specialised interest in the anthropology of religion and political anthropology; he has conducted long term anthropological fieldwork in southern Africa, most particularly Zambia and South Africa. Further fields of research pursued by his colleagues and PhD candidates are, for example, human trafficking, bureaucracy, activism, police, migration and refugees, (anti)terrorism, diversity and trauma. 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.