Hanno Mögenburg, M.A.

Hanno Mögenburg is a lecturer and PhD candidate at the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Konstanz , he started in June 2018.


Hanno Mögenburg is research associate and PhD student at the chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology. He graduated in Political Science (B.A.) at the University of Bremen and in Social and Cultural Anthropology (M.A.) at the Martin-Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Herein he took interest in postcolonial theory, social movements in the global south, the study of infrastructures, science, technology and economic anthropology. He carried out research in a Ugandan Refugee Settlement and among informal money lenders in Soweto (Johannesburg).

In June 2018 he started working in the research project „Activist becomings in South Africa and Myanmar. Studying infrastructure and politics through the life-worlds of activists”, funded by the German research foundation (DFG).

His current research and PhD project focuses on protests and social organisation around the issue of precarious infrastructural supply with electricity in Greater Johannesburg. The project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirsch.

Research interests

Infrastructures, Dis/Connectivity and Relations, Technology, Techniques/Practices, Informality, Social Order and Agency, Difference(s), the Urban, Activism and Sociology of Critique, Anthropology of Becomings

Regional Interest

South Africa