Michael Stasik M.A.

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl Ethnologie


Kontaktdaten

E-Mail: michael.stasik@uni-bayreuth.de
Telefon: +49-(0)921/554110
Büro: GW II, Raum 0.21
Sprechstunde: dienstags, 14:30 – 15:30 Uhr, in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit nach Vereinbarung


Schwerpunkte

(urban) West Africa, esp. Ghana and Sierra Leone; urban anthropology; economic anthropology; infrastructure and (auto)mobilities; popular music and audiences; gender, sexuality and intimacy

 

 

Akademische Vita

July 2017: PhD thesis defense (in Anthropology, BIGSAS); thesis: "Station Ventures: Road Transport, Roadside Economies and Urban Hustle in Ghana" (summa cum laude)

since Oct 2016: Lecturer at the Chair of Anthropology, U Bayreuth

2012–2017: Junior Fellow/PhD Candidate at BIGSAS

Feb 2011 - Feb 2017: Researcher in the DFG-funded project Roadside and travel communities (SPP 1448), Chair of Anthropology, U Bayreuth

Oct 2010: MPhil in African Studies (ASC/Leiden University); thesis: “DISCOnnections. Popular Music Audiences in Freetown, Sierra Leone” (Africa Thesis Award 2011)

2002–2010: Studies in Philosophy, History and African Studies in Berlin (HU), Cracow (UJ) and Leiden (ASC)

 

Feldforschung

Accra (Ghana): 2011-13 (12 months)

Freetown (Sierra Leone): 2009–10 (7 months)

 

Publikationen

Forthcoming (with Gabriel Klaeger). "Reordering Ghana's roadside spaces: hawking in times of infrastructural renewal". In U. Engel, D. Müller-Mahn & M. Boeckler (eds), Spaces of Order: Adaptation and Creativity in Africa.

2017. "Alltagsspektakel am Straßenrand: Körpertechniken von Busausrufern in Accra, Ghana". In P. Ivanov, M. Treiber & M. Verne (eds), Körper Technik Wissen. Kreativität und Aneignungsprozesse in Afrika - In den Spuren Kurt Becks. Berlin: LIT. link

2017 (with Kurt Beck & Gabriel Klaeger, eds). The Making of the African Road. Leiden: Brill. link

2017 (with Kurt Beck & Gabriel Klaeger). “An introduction to the African road”. In K. Beck, G. Klaeger & M. Stasik (eds), The Making of the African Road. Leiden: Brill.

2017. "Roadside involution, or how many people do you need to run a lorry park". In K. Beck, G. Klaeger & M. Stasik (eds), The Making of the African Road. Leiden: Brill.

2017. "Rhythm, resonance and kinaesthetic enskilment in a Ghanaian bus station", Ethnos 82 (3): 545-568. link

2017/online first. "How to dance to Beethoven in Freetown: the social, sonic and sensory organisation of sounds into music and noise", Anthropology Matters 17 (2). link

2016 (with Alena Thiel). "Market men and station women: changing significations of gendered space in Accra, Ghana", Journal of Contemporary African Studies 34 (4): 459-478. link

2016. "Real love versus real life: youth, music and utopia in Freetown, Sierra Leone", Africa 86 (2): 215-236. link

2016. "Contingent constellations: African urban complexity seen through the workings of a Ghanaian bus station", Social Dynamics 42 (1): 122-142. link

2015. "Vernacular neoliberalism: how private entrepreneurship runs public transport in Ghana", Sociologus 65 (2): 177-200. link

2015. "Emplacement upon arrival". In C. Gebauer (ed.), Space and the Production of Order and Disorder. Working Papers of the DFG Priority Programme 1448 (Nr. 12), Halle & Leipzig: 30-33. link

2014 (with Alena Thiel). "Market men and station women: changing significations of gendered space in Accra, Ghana". Working Papers of the DFG Priority Programme 1448 (Nr. 5), Halle & Leipzig. link

2013. "Freetown's Jamaican reggae: further notes on audiences in Africa and on the social meanings of music". In D. Omanga & N. Shang (eds), The Making of Meaning in Africa: Discourse, Image and Text. BIGSASworks No. 4. Bayreuth: BIGSAS. link

2013. "In the hustle park: the social organization of disorder in a West African travel hub". Working Papers of the DFG Priority Programme 1448 (Nr. 1), Halle & Leipzig. link

2012. DISCOnnections: popular music audiences in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Bamenda & Leiden: Langaa & ASC Leiden.  read / order

2012. "Freetown sounds: some notes on noise, music and dance". ICA: Muziek. Leiden University, Spring: 6-9. link

 

Panels, Workshops & Lecture Series

2017. Panel co-convenor (with Alena Thiel): "Variations of temporal belonging: time, sociality and difference", DGV, Berlin, Oct 4-7.

2017. Workshop co-organiser (with Valerie Hänsch & Serawit Debele): "Waiting in Africa", Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies/BIGSAS, Sep 28-30.

2017. Panel co-convenor (with Sidy Cissokho): "Bus stations in Africa", ECAS, Basel, June 29-July 1.

2017. Lecture series co-organiser (with Valerie Hänsch & Serawit Debele): ‘Waiting for Futures’, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, Bayreuth, May-July. program

2016. Panel co-convenor (with Julie Kleinman): "Remaking the city: infrastructural practices in urban Africa“, AAA, Minneapolis, 16-20 Nov. review@culanth.org

2016. Panel co-convenor (with Alena Thiel): "Everyday negotiations of capitalist temporalities", ASA, Durham, July 4-7.

2015. Workshop co-organiser (with Kurt Beck): "Technologies of control and the limits of social creativity", Kloster Banz/Universität Bayreuth, June 18-20. report

2013. Panel co-convenor (with Kurt Beck): "Anthropology of the road", DGV, Mainz, Oct 2-5.

2013. Workshop co-organiser (with Kurt Beck) "Young Road Scholars Workshop", Wallenfels/Universität Bayreuth, Feb 8-9.

2012. Panel co-convenor (with Gabriel Klaeger): “Waiting for Godot & Co: modes and moods of the uneventful”, EASA, Paris, July 10-13.

2012. Workshop co-organiser (with Kurt Beck, Gabriel Klaeger, Rami Wadelnour): “The Makings and Uses of the Motor Road”, Thurnau/Universität Bayreuth, June 7-9. report

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