Dominik Mattes

Dominik Mattes

Collaborative Research Centre 1171 Affective Societies - Dynamics of social coexistence in mobile worlds

Research Associate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

Field of Activity

Research Project C03 "Embodied Emotions and Religious Belonging in Migratory Settings: Sufi Centres and (New) Pentecostal Churches in Berlin"

Telephone (030) 838 60528
Email dominik.mattes@fu-berlin.de

PhD
Dominik Mattes completed his PhD in 2016

Work Experience

07/2015 - 06/2019

Research associate (SFB 1171 Affective Societies, Freie Universität Berlin)

04/2013  12/2014

Research associate (Thematic Cluster Medical Anthropology) at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

09/2008 – 11/2010

Research associate in the project „Antiretroviral therapy in Tanga, Tanzania“ (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger, Funding: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

05/2011 – 06/2012

Research associate in the project „Antiretroviral therapy in Tanga, Tanzania“ (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger, Funding: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

09/2007 – 08/2008

Project Management. German Redcross, Chapter Freiburg. Project „Flight and Health“(German Prevention Price 2007)


Memberships

  • German Anthropological Association (DGV)
  • Work Group Medical Anthropology (DGV)
    (Chair of the Work Group since May 2014)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)


Research Interests

  • Medical Anthropology, HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapy, anthropology of pharmaceuticals, global health politics, anthropology of childhood, emotions in the field
  • Regional: East Africa (Tansania)


Education

Since 2008 

PhD doctoral studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

1999 – 2006 

Studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Spanish Philology und Philosophy at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and the University of Seville, Spain



Research

09/2008 – 10/2009, 05/2011 – 08/2011

Ethnographic research in Tanga, Tansania


Funding

09/2008 – 11/2010, 05/2011 – 06/2012

Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Project „Antiretroviral therapy in Tanga, Tansania“ (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger). BAT IIa appointment (1/2) und resources (60,000 €)


Doctoral Research abstract here

Book Chapters

2014 The blood of Jesus and CD4 counts: Dreaming, developing and navigating therapeutic options for curing HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. In: Rijk van Dijk, Hansjörg Dilger, Marian Burchardt und Thera Rasing (Hrsg.): Saving Souls, Prolonging Lives. Religion and the Challenges of AIDS-Treatment in Africa. S. 169-195. London u.a.: Ashgate.
2004 (together with Giulia Paglialonga). Medizinische Versorgung. In: Ulrich Köhler (ed.): Nueva Maravilla. Eine junge Siedlung im Kontext massiver indianischer Migration nach San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexiko. Pp. 132-232. Münster: LIT.


Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

2015 (together with Hansjörg Dilger und Susann Huschke). Ethics, epistemology, and engagement: Encountering values in medical anthropology. In: Medical Anthropology 34(1): 1-10.
2014 Life is not a rehearsal, it’s a performance. An ethnographic enquiry into the subjectivities of children and adolescents living with antiretroviral treatment in northeastern Tanzania. In: Children and Youth Services Review 45(2014): 28-37.
2014 Caught in Transition: The struggle to live a ‘normal’ life with HIV in Tanzania. In: Medical Anthropology 33(4): 270-287.
2012 I am also a human being!': Antiretroviral treatment in local moral worlds. In: Anthropology & Medicine 19(1): 75-84.
2011 We Are Just Supposed to Be Quiet: The Production of Adherence to Antiretroviral Treatment in Urban Tanzania. In: Medical Anthropology 30(2). 158-182.


Other Publications

2015 (together with Hansjörg Dilger und Michael Knipper). Die Welt zusammen/denken: Krisen, Lebenswelten und Handlungsspielräume – ein Jahr Blog Medizinethnologie. Contribution to „Medizinethnologie: Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt“: http://www.medizinethnologie.net/ein-jahr-blog/
2014 (together with Mustafa Abdalla, Anika König, Caroline Meier zu Biesen, Ursula Probst, Britta Rutert, Judith Schühle, Nasima Selim). Conference report on the 5th Annual Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Meeting, 4-5 July 2014, Freie Universität Berlin. In: Medicine, Anthropology, Theory. 1. Dezember 2014.
2013 (together withHansjörg Dilger, Susann Huschke and Claire Beaudevin). Report on the International Summer School “Well-Being at the Margins: Seeking Health in Stratified Landscapes of Medicine and Healing”, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 22-27 July 2013. In: Curare 36(2013): 305-310.
2012 (together with Hansjörg Dilger, Susann Huschke und Angelika Wolf). Medizin in globalen Feldern: Forschen und Studieren am Institut für Ethnologie in Berlin. In: Ethnoscripts 14(2): 156-180.


Presentations and conference panels

2015

The making and unmaking of ‘crises’ and ‘emergencies’ in global health. Workshop Chair together with Hansjörg Dilger. Workshop on behalf of the Work Group Medical Anthropology (German Anhropological Association) at the GAA conference “Crises. Reconfigurations of Life, Power, and Worlds”, Pillipps-Universität Marburg, 30 September – 3 October 2015.

2015

How ‘global’ is Global Health? Mobility and (dis)connectivity in the Global Health enterprise. Panel Chair together with Hansjörg Dilger. Panel on behalf oft he Work Group Medical Anthropology at the joint conference “MAGic2015. Anthropology and Global Health: interrogating theory, policy, and practice“ (EASA Medical Anthropology Network and RAI Medical Anthropology Committee), University of Sussex, UK, 9-11 September 2015.

2014

Anthropology and/in Public Health. Presentation/Workshop given (together with Nasima Selim [Freie Universität Berlin], Denny Chakkalakal [Berlin School of Public Health], Kelley Sams [University of South Florida, EHESS Marseille]) im Rahmen des 5th Annual Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Meetings “Peer-to-Peer Aid”, Freie Universität Berlin, 5. Juli 2014.

2013

Coming of age with HIV: an enquiry into the subjective experiences of children and adolescents living with antiretroviral treatment in northeastern Tanzania. Presentation given at the International Summer School in Medical Anthropology “Well-being at the Margins: Seeking Health in Stratified Landscapes of Medicine and Healing”, Freie Universität Berlin, 23 July 2013.

2013 Daily encounters in ‘enclaves of abundance’: An inquiry into the management of HIV mass treatment in Tanzanian health facilities. Presentation given at the SMA/EASA/URV Joint conference “Encounters and Engagements: Creating New Agendas for Medical Anthropology”, Tarragona, 14 June 2013.
2013 “Life is not a rehearsal, it’s a performance!”. An ethnographic enquiry into the subjectivities of children and adolescents living with antiretroviral treatment in northeastern Tanzania. Presentation given at the conference “Growing up with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa” at the Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics, 25 March 2013.
2012

The spaces between: subjectivity and emotions in the field. Panel chaired together with Susann Huschke (Freie Universität Berlin). 15th Anniversary Conference of the Work Group Medical Anthropology (German Anthropological Association) “Beyond Boundaries: Interstices in Medical Anthropology” in Vienna, 1 December 2012.

2012 Dealing with uncertainty: religious and/vs. biomedical responses to illness, health, and healing. Panel chaired together with Malgorzata Rajtar (University of Gdanzg) at the EASA conference „Uncertainty and Disquiet“ in Paris/Nanterre, 12 July 2012.
2012 The blood of Jesus and CD4 counts: dreaming, developing and navigating therapeutic options for curing HIV/AIDS in Tanzania. Presentation given at the EASA conference „Uncertainty and Disquiet“ in Paris/Nanterre, 12. July 2012.
2012 The human side of doing anthropology research. Workshop given as part of the 3rd Annual Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Meetings, Paris-Ouest Nanterre La Défense University, Nanterre, 9. Juli 2012.
2012

“It’s a diasease like any other disease, alright guys?”. ‘Normalcy’, ‘chronicity’, and antiretroviral treatment in northeastern Tanzania. Presentation given at the Swiss Institute of Tropical and Public Health, Basel, 3 May 2012.

2012

Involvement, doubt, dismay, depletion. Vignettes of the praxis of HIV/AIDS research in Tanzania. Presentation given at the Anthropological Colloquium, Ethnologisches Seminar, University of Basel, 02 May 2012.

2012

Involvement, doubt, dismay, depletion. Vignettes of the praxis of HIV/AIDS research in Tanzania. Presentation given at the Colloquium of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 13 February 2012.

2011 “Just like buying sweets at the store?”. Antiretroviral treatment and the ambiguity of normalcy in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the American Anthropological Association conference “Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies” in Montreal, Canada, 18 November 2011.
2010

The limits of pharmaceutical subjectification. Providing and living with antiretroviral treatments in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the Berlin Roundtables “Health Politics in an Interconnected World”, Berlin, 3 December 2010.

2010 The limits of pharmaceutical subjectification. Providing and living with antiretroviral treatments in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the American Anthropological Association conference “Circulation” in New Orleans, USA, 19 November 2010.
 2010

Of docile bodies and problematic persons: Providing and living with antiretroviral medicines in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the EASA conference “Crisis and Imagination” in Maynooth, Ireland, 27 August 2010.

 2010

“One class is not enough for Edna!” The ambivalent production of patient adherence to antiretroviral treatment in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the conference “Medical Anthropology in Europe: Shaping the field” by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain, St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, 2 July 2010.

 2010 Of docile bodies and problematic persons. Presentation given at the Workshop “Aktuelle Forschungen der AG Medical Anthropology” of the Workgroup Medical Anthropology (German Anthropological Association), Freie Universität Berlin, 18 June 2010.
 2010  “No matter if you’re sick in bed or crying at a burial – take your ARVs!”. The ambivalent production of patient adherence to antiretroviral treatment in urban Tanzania. Presentation given at the 1st Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Network Meeting, Freie Universität Berlin, 12 February 2010.
 2009 Continuity and change in the course of ART roll-out in Tanzania. Preliminary research results from anthropological fieldwork in Tanga, Tanzania. Presentation given at the International Symposium "Prolonging Life, Challenging Religion? ARVs, New Moralities and the Politics of Social Justice" at the Justo Mwale Theological University College, Lusaka, 16 April 2009.