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Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

2022_Weiland_500px_Schramm-Katharina Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social and Cultural Anthropology

Scientifc career

Academic Positions

  • since Oct. 2017: Professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth
  • Oct. 2015 - Sep. 2017: Professor (W2 temporary) at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin; Governance of Global Inequalities
  • Apr. 2008 - Sep. 2015: Research associate at the Seminar for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, at the research group chaired by Richard Rottenburg, member of the LOST research group (Law, Organisation, Science and Technology)
  • 2005 – 2015: Participation in the research colloquium Law, Organisation, Science and Technology (LOST) of Prof. Richard Rottenburg, participation in doctoral supervision (2011, 2014, 2015 provisional leadership)
  • 2005 – 2008: Supervision of doctoral students among other duties in GSAA/SCM


  • Aug. 2005 - Mar. 2008: Post-doctoral fellow at the Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems (currently: Societies and Cultures in Motion) at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2003 - 2008: Various teaching positions (FU Berlin; MLU Halle-Wittenberg)
  • 28/06/2004: Defence of doctoral thesis (summa cum laude). Topic: Struggling over the Past: The Politics of Heritage and Homecoming in Ghana
  • 1998 - 2004: Doctorate with Ute Luig and Ayşe Çağlar (FU Berlin)
  • 14 Oct. 1997: “Magister” degree (distinction). Topic: Dancing the Nation: Ghanaian cultural policy in the field of tension between nation and global challenge using the example of the Ghana Dance Ensemble
  • 1991 - 1997: Studied social and cultural anthropology (Freie Universität Berlin) and African studies (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)

Academic administrative autonomy

  • 2014 - 2015: Examination board of the Faculty of Philosophy I of MLU
  • 2011 – 2015: Member of the interdepartmental research cluster Society and Culture in Motion: Diffusion - Experiment - Institution
  • 2009 – 2014: Member of the Bologna Reform working group; draft of the bilingual Master's programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology with 45/75/120 LP
  • 2009 – 2011: Member of the interfaculty SFB research initiative Translatio
  • 2008 – 2015: Study Counselling for Magister and Master’s programmes at the Seminar for Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • 2008 – 2013: Curriculum at the Seminar for Social and Cultural Anthropology