Our Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology is characterized by a diverse range of subjects that spans three areas: country-specific foci, subject-specific theories and Methods, and anthropological career opportunities.

Country Specific foci

Our country-specific foci are South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan) and Eastern and Southern Africa (Madagascar, Namibia). Various courses are offered to give students an in-depth overview on these regions, while also preparing them for a semester abroad in one of the respective countries.

Unfortunately, our previous focus Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan), Caucasus and Iran cannot be offered for now due to some strucutral changes within the Department. Soon, we will give more information about it on this website. If you have specific questions, please don't hestitate to ask Prof. Dr. Gabriele Alex.

Course Content

The department lecturers’ various foci cover many sub-areas of social and cultural anthropology, making it possible to guarantee diverse and interesting course offerings. Central areas of research are: