Forrest Holmes

Doctoral Candidate (Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

Field of Activity

Doctoral Research "Emotional Dynamics in Vietnamese Berlin" (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

Academic qualifications

 9/2013-

 Research Associate with teaching duties, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

 11/2012-

 PhD candidate, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Dissertation title (working): Feeling and Memory in Vietnam and its Diaspora.

 9/2007-5/2009

 Master of Arts in Modern German History (with distinction), Cardiff University, UK. Dissertation title: German Imperial Anthropology in Historical and International Context.

 9/2002-6/2006

 Master of Arts in Social Anthropology, University of St. Andrews, UK. Dissertation title: Flooding the Future: The Social and Symbolic Anatomy of a ‘Natural Disaster’.


Other professional experiences

 2005-2007

 Assistant Archaeologist. Office of Archaeological Studies, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

Summer Term 2014

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, BA Level: Migration, Gender and Emotion.

Winter Term 2013/2014

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, MA Level: Migration, Gender and Emotion.

Research experience

3/2010-5/2010

Exploratory fieldwork in northern and central Vietnam.

Research and teaching interests

  • Post-socialist transformations
  • Re-enchantment and religious revivals
  • Anthropology of emotion/ psychological anthropology
  • Social memory
  • Migration and diaspora
  • History and/of anthropology