Selected Publications

Transfers of Belonging Reconnecting State and Kinship

April 2018

Transfers of Belonging


November 2017

Reconnecting State and Kinship


Anthropological Perspectives on Care Soziale Elternschaft im Wandel

September 2015

Anthropological Perspectives on Care

TOC and extract


Soziale Elternschaft im Wandel

TOC and extract

The Anthropology of Sibling Relation

Child Fostering


The Anthropology of Sibling Relations

TOC and extract


Child Fostering in West Africa

TOC and extract

Verwandtschaft heute

Generations in Africa


Verwandtschaft heute

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Generations in Africa. Connections and conflicts.

TOC and extract

Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber

Current Posts and Functions

Member of the presidential committee for research and young academics of the Universität Bayreuth (December 2017 - December 2021)

Member of the board of trustees of the Evangelisches Studienwerk (since 2017)

Vice President of the Senat of the Universität Bayreuth (since November 2015)

Deputy director of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (since April 2015)

Member of the committee for self-control in science of the Universität Bayreuth (March 2017 - March 2020)

Member of the Advisory Board of the Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Geisteswissenschaftliche Zentren e.V. (since 2013)

Member of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Member of the Senat of the Universität Bayreuth (June 2013)

Chair of the DFG review board and elected Member of the review board for Anthropology (DFG)

Vice Dean and Principal Investigator of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African studies (BIGSAS)

Chair of the Section Social Anthropology and Sociology of Development of the German Society of Sociology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (ESSA)

Vertrauensdozentin of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation

Vertrauensdozentin of the Evangelische Studienwerk