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Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Schramm Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Academic Degrees

PhD 2004, Freie Universität Berlin

Professional Background

Since 2017Chair for Social and Cultural Anthropology (W3), University of Bayreuth
2015-2017Professor (W2) for Anthropology of Global Inequalities, Free University Berlin
2008-2015Research Associate, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
2005-2008Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems / Societies and Cultures in Motion, Martin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergI

Studies in Berlin


Since 2017Principal Investigator, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)
Since 2017Advisory Board Member of the Journal Public Anthropologis, Brill (Leiden)
05/2017Fellow, Research Group Kinship and Politics, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), University of Bielefeld
Since 2016Co-founder and Chair of the Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity Network at the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
2015/2016Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS)
2011, 2012Fellow, Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, Research Group Historicizing Knowledge about Human Biological Diversity in the 20th Century
Since 2011Senior Associate Researcher Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Since 2011Advisory Board Member of the Journal Qualitative Research, SAGE Journals

Social and Cultural Anthropology


  • Southern Africa
  • Ghana
  • USA
  • African diasporas


  • anthropology of global inequalities
  • race and racism
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • identity politics and political subjectivity
  • diaspora
  • memory

Social and Cultural Anthropology

Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Phone: +49 (0) 921 / 55-4170
E-mail: katharina.schramm@uni-bayreuth.de

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