Anthropology of Global Inequalities


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Landoltweg 9-11
14195 Berlin
Director: Prof. Dr. Katharina Schramm
Telephone: +49(0)30 838 58847

About the research area

The research group of anthropology of global inequalities at the Institute of social and cultural anthropology of the Freie Universität Berlin is examining inequalities and hierarchical differences out of a postcolonial and knowledge-anthropological perspective. We mainly deal with the relationship between a) production and the genealogy of knowledge (i.e. the production of differente categories including the scientific and political practice); (b) the power of the generated knowledge (E.g. in terms of discrimination / privilege)) and c) the operational strategies (in regards to the respective subject).