Research profile of the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology:
The department’s research foci are
(1) processes of socio-cultural transformation, with a special emphasis on the dimensions of conflict and the environment.
(2) issues of hybridization, creolization, and transculturation as an outcome of cultural and religious dynamics, with a special emphasis on postcolonial indigeneity/ indigenous modernity
The regional focus is on Latin America, in particular the Amazon region, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Detailed information on past, current, and future research projects, the department’s lecture series, conferences, theses completed, and publications can be found below.