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Beisel Uli 180x180 7.2018 Prof. Dr. Uli Beisel
Beisel Uli 180x180 7.2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Culture and Technology in Africa

Scientific career

  • since Dec. 2019: Professorship Culture & Technology in Africa, University of Bayreuth
  • 2014 - 2019: Culture & Technology in Africa junior professorship, Department of Social Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Bayreuth
  • 2012 – 2014: Lecturer (permanent) in Human Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
  • 2012: DAAD Return Fellowship, Seminar for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (supervised by Prof. Richard Rottenburg)
  • 2010 – 2011: Research Assosciate in Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • 2006 – 2010: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Human Geography, The Open University, United Kingdom
  • 2005 – 2006: Master of Arts in Environment, Culture and Society (distinction), Lancaster University, United Kingdom
  • 1999 – 2005: Diploma, Psychology, University of Bremen
  • 1999: A-levels at Gymnasium Wiesloch, Baden-Württemberg

Current offices and functions / memberships

Beisel Uli 180x180 7.2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Culture and Technology in Africa

Research areas

My work sits squarely in the interdisciplinary field of feminist and postcolonial science and technology studies, and in medical and multispecies anthropology together with human geography. I have worked on 'mosquito-parasite-human entanglements' in malaria control in Ghana and Sierra Leone, and continue to be fascinated by practices of demarcation between human and non-human organisms, and the possibilities for their coexistence. My research is driven by the question of how we can coexist with organisms and substances that are harmful to human health. In this context I am interested in mutant mosquitoes and drug-resistant parasites; zoonotic diseases; insecticides, pesticides and toxins;