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Max Müller

CRC 1171 Affective Societies

Research associate (Dr. Anita von Poser)

Project: Affects and Processes of Institutionalization in Vietnamese Carescapes of Berlin

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 30/210
14195 Berlin
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Research Interests

Diaspora and Transnationalism

Reflexive Turn in Migration Studies

Anthropology of Religion

Postmigrant Lifeworlds

Autoethnography and Affective Scholarship

Regional Focus

Vietnamese Lifeworlds in Germany, especially Berlin

Vietnam

Academic Qualifications

since 10/2019

Research Associate CRC 1171 „Affective Societies” and PhD Student at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Thesis: Vietnamese Deatscapes in Berlin: On the Affective Dimension of Death and Dying in the Diaspora

2016-09/2019

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Master of Arts Ethnology, specialisation in religious studies. Thesis: Transnational Life Trajectories and the Notion of Return—German-Born Việt Kiều (Overseas Vietnamese) Travelling to Their Ancestral Homeland

2017-2018

University of Social Science and Humanities Hanoi, study of languages at Institute for Vietnamese Studies and Vietnamese

2013-2016

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Bachelor of Arts Ethnology, specialisation in religious studies. Thesis: Die vietnamesische Diaspora in Berlin – transnationale Identitätskonstruktion im Spannungsfeld zwischen Việt kiều und Bindestrich-Deutscher

Memberships

German Anthropological Association

European Association of Social Anthropologists

Training Courses

since 2020

Workshops academic teaching and lecturing as part of the academic teaching qualification program “Support für die Lehre”

March 2021 - November 2022

Training to become a hospice volunteer at the Buddhist hospice service "Horizont

March 2022 - September 2022

Training to become a hospice volunteer at the intercultural hospice service "DongBanJa

Research Skills and Experiences

October 2020 - November 2020
Preparatory research and language training in Hanoi, Vietnam

since March 2020

Ethnographic research in diverse Vietnamese lifeworlds of Berlin

November 2020  - May 2022

Joint coordination of the working group „Affective and Emotional Dynamics of Care“ CRC 1171

August 2017 - June 2018 / February 2019 - April 2019

12 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Vietnam about return mobilities of German-born children of Vietnamese parents for the Master thesis. Language Training at the Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Vietnamese Language, Hanoi

August 2015 - August 2016

Ethnographic fieldwork in Vietnamese lifeworlds of Berlin for my Bachelor thesis

 

 

 

Publications

Müller, Max. in Press. Miss/trauen. In: Doris Kolesch (Hg.), Affekte – Diagnosen der Gegenwart. Berlin: neofelis.

Müller, Max; Thi Quynh-Nhu Tran; Edda Willamowski; Nora Stumpfögger; Thi Minh Tam Ta; Eric Hahn; Anita von Poser. under review. Vietnamese Carescapes in the Making – Looking at Covid-19 Care Responses in Berlin through the Affective Lens of Face Masks. Southeast Asian Studies Journal.

Stumpfögger, Nora; Müller, Max, Tran, Nhu-Quynh Thi; Willamowski, Edda. in Press: Working through Affects. Transforming and Challenging Psychosocial Care for Vietnamese Migrants. In: Sandra Calkins, Millicent Churcher und Jan Slaby (Hg.): Affect, Institutions, Power. London, New York: Routledge.

 

Müller, Max. 2022. Hữu Nghị Việt-Đức: Một đối thoại về tình bạn Việt-Đức và hợp tác nghiên cứu. In: VLab und Vietnam Women’s Publishing House (Hg.), Quê hương có là chùm khế ngọt? Những hiện thực đời sống Đức-Việt trong dòng chuyển? Hanoi: Vietnam Women’s Publishing House.

 

Ta, Thi Minh Tam, Anita von Poser, Max Müller, Edda Willamowski, Thi Quynh-Nhu Tran und Eric Hahn. 2021. Umkämpfte Gefühle und diverse Zugehörigkeiten in vietnamesischen Carescapes Berlins. In: Hansjörg Dilger und Matthias Warstat (Hg.), Umkämpfte Vielfalt. Affektive Dynamiken institutioneller Diversifizierung. S. 116-138. Campus: Frankfurt und New York.

 

Müller, Max. 2021. Transnational Life Trajectories and the Notion of Return – German-born Việt kiều (Overseas Vietnamese) travelling to their Ancestral Homeland. In: Jamie Jillen, Liam C. Kelley, Phan Le Ha (Hg.), Vietnam at the Vanguard: New Perspectives Across Time, Space, and Community. S. 17-32. Singapur: Springer

 

Müller, Max. 2020. Hữu Nghị ViệtĐức – Ein Dialog über deutsch-vietnamesische Freundschaft und das gemeinsame Forschen. In: VLab (Hg.), Ist Zuhause da, wo die Sternfrüchte süß sind? S. 87-96. Berlin: Regiospectra.

 

Müller, Max. 2020. Transnationale Lebenslinien junger Việt kiều – In der Fremde zu Hause/In der Heimat zu Besuch?! In: GISCA Occasional Papers, 27. Göttingen:Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology. doi: 10.3249/2363-894X-gisca-27.

 

Müller, Max. 2017. Die vietnamesische Diaspora in Berlin – transnationale Identitätskonstruktion im Spannungsfeld zwischen Việt kiều und Bindestrich-Deutscher. In: GISCA Occasional Papers, 11. Göttingen:Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology. doi:10.3249/2363-894X-gisca-11.

 

Blogs and Podcasts

Müller, Max. 2022. Podcast: Trà Đá Chats Ep 17 w/ Max Mueller. In. Julia Behrens, URL: https://www.mixcloud.com/H%C3%A0N%E1%BB%99iCommunityRadio/tr%C3%A0-%C4%91%C3%A1-chats-ep-17-w-max-mueller-270822/ [13.09.22].

 

Müller, Max. 2021. „Noch sechs Monate.“ Vom Kampf vietnamesischer Berliner:innen gegen bürokratische Windmühlen. In: Affective Societies Blog, URL: https://affective-societies.de/2021/aus-der-forschung/noch-sechs-monate-vom-kampf-vietnamesischer-berlinerinnen-gegen-buerokratische-windmuehlen/ [13.09.22].

 

Müller, Max. 2020. Thematische Offenheit und methodischer Opportunismus Über die (Un-)Möglichkeit meiner Feldforschung während der Corona-Pandemie. In: Boas Blog Fieldwork meets Crisis, URL: https://boasblogs.org/de/fieldworkmeetscrisis/thematische-offenheit-und-methodischer-opportunismus/ [13.09.22].

Presentations


October 2022

“Fighting for a Place to Care – Elderly Vietnamese Buddhists and the Affective Dimension of Dying in the Diaspora”, 13. Engaging with Vietnam Konferenz, University of Social Sciene and Humanities, Vietnam

 

October 2022

“From Affect to Feeling – Second-Generation Belonging in the Context of Ancestral Homeland Visits”, Workshop, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

 

Oktober 2022

Workshop AG Religions Anthropologie DGSKA, University of Konstanz

 

July 2022

“Digital Death and the Pure Land – Spiritual Care within the Vietnamese Deathscape of Berlin“, 17.EASA. Conference Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

April 2022

“Migration, Care, and Death – A Psychological Anthropology of Contested Vietnamese Carescapes in Berlin”, Zusammen mit Anita von Poser beim Workshop: Quests for Healing and Social Justice at State Margins”, Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel

August 2021

“Vietnamese Carescpes in the Making: Covid-19, Resilience, and Face Masks, 12. Engaging with Vietnam Conference, Online

 

June 2021

“Vietnamese (Digital) Carescapes Respones to Covid-19 as seen through the Lens of Face Masks”, Workshop French Academic Network on Asian Studies, Online

 

October 2020

„Emotional Challenges of Fieldwork in Times of Corona“, 1. DGSKA Herbstakademie „Fieldwork meets Crisis“, Online

July 2019

„Transnational Life Trajectories – Travel Experiences of German-born Vietnamese in their Ancestral Homeland”, 11. Engaging with Vietnam Conference Leiden University, Netherlands

May 2017

„The Vietnamese Diaspora of Berlin – Transnational Childhoods and Second-Generation Identity“, 2. Studentische Südostasienkonferenz, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main

 

BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture