Eva Riedke

Phone: +49 7531 88-2907

E-Mail: eva.riedke@uni-konstanz.de

Office hours: every Wednesday - 14:00 - 16:00

Room: F518a

POB:   38


Scientific career

Short vita

Eva Riedke has been working as a lecturer in the division ‘Social and Cultural Anthropology’ at the University of Konstanz since March 2019. After completing her PhD in anthropology at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz in 2017, she received a ‘start-up grant’ from the DFG priority programme SPP 1448 and worked as a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Anthropology and African Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (2018-2019).

Research interests

Her research and teaching draws inspiration from political anthropology, anthropology of the state, infrastructure studies, feminist and gender studies and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her research has focused on forms of political participation, the relationship of culture and technology, infrastructures and their breakdown and on human-environment relations.


Regional focus

-       Southern Africa, particularly South Africa and East Africa

Empirical research

-       2 months field research in Cape Town, South Africa (2011)

-       13 months field research in Durban, South Africa (2011-2013)

Publications

Drotbohm, Heike & Eva Riedke (2018) ‘Expecting justice: struggling with the indeterminate between ideals and practices’, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 294-298.

Riedke, Eva (2018) ‘Concerning Issues: Making Things Political in Durban’, published PhD Dissertation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Available open source through Gutenberg Qualify. http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-diss-1000021179.

Riedke, Eva (2016) ‘Antagonising ‘past times’ — A King Shaka statue in Durban’. IN: Riedke, E. (Ed.) The ordering power of narratives, Working Paper of the DFG Priority Programme 1448, Nr. 21, pp. 5-16.

Riedke, Eva & Rottenburg, Richard (2016) ‘Introduction’. IN: Riedke, E. (Ed) The ordering power of narratives, Working Paper of the DFG Priority Programme 1448, Nr. 21, pp. 5-16.

Riedke, Eva (2015) ‘You shouldn’t be seen talking to them!’ - Accidental frontlines, building trust and coping with danger’. Civilisations, Vol. 64, pp. 115-125.