Dr. Felix Girke

Postbox 213
Phone: +49 7531 88 5597
Room Y 111

E-Mail: felix.girke@uni-konstanz.de

Twitter: @felixgirke

Publication list

Thematic work priorities

Political anthropology; conflict and integration; rhetoric culture theory; identity and ethnicity; cultural change; cultural heritage; tourism; urban anthropology

 Regional expertise

Southern Ethiopia ( in particular South Omo Region, Kara) and Myanmar (Yangon)

 Academic curriculum vitae


Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (Social/Cultural Anthropology, with Cultural Geography and Philosophy ) and at the University of Kent at Canterbury

Dec. 2001

Magister Artium. Title: „Die theoretischen Entwicklungen im Werk von F.G. Bailey. Handlung, Politik und Rhetorik“. Mentor: Prof. Ivo Strecker


Lecturer and Researcher. Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien (IfEAs), University of Mainz


Doctoral candidate at the Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale (Dept. 1 „Integration und Conflict“)


Teaching assignments at the Faculty for Sociology, University of Bielefeld and at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg

May 2009

Dr. Phil (defense). Title of dissertation: „The ädamo of the Kara. Rhetoric in social relations on the Lower Omo“. Examiners: Prof. Günther Schlee, Prof. Richard Rottenburg


Lecturer and Researcher in the working group social anthropology  (Prof. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka), Faculty for Sociology, University of Bielefeld



Research coordinator at the Center for Interdisciplinary Regional Studies (ZIRS), MLU Halle-Wittenberg

Parental leave: August 2011 and May-July 2012 (4 months)


Research Fellow at the Center of Excellence 16, "Cultural Foundations of Social Integration", University of Konstanz

Since 01/07/2016

DFG-Research project „Ringen ums Erbe. Heritage Regimes und Rhetorik in Myanmar“