Dominik Mattes

Dominik Mattes

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

Research Associate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger)

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

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 (DGSKA) (2015-2019 member of advisory board and coordinator of work groups)
  • Work Group Medical Anthropology (DGSKA) (chair since 2014)
  • Work Group Psychological Anthropology (DGSKA)
  • Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (MAYS) (2012-2014 coordinator)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)


Research Interests

  • Medical Anthropology (HIV/AIDS and antiretroviral therapy, Critical Anthropology of Global Health, anthropology of pharmaceuticals), anthropology of religion, anthropology of emotions/affects, transnationalism and migration
  • Regional: East Africa (Tansania), Germany (Berlin)


Education

June 2016

PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology (summa cum laude), Department of Social and Political Sciences, 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

Since February 2016

Ethnographic research in Berlin, Germany

09/2008 – 10/2009, 05/2011 – 08/2011

Ethnographic research in Tanga, Tansania

03/2002 - 04/2002

Ethnographic research in Chiapas, Mexico


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

Books

2019 Fierce Medicines, Fragile Socialities. Grounding Global HIV Treatment in Tanzania. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.


Book Chapters

2019 Failing and attuning in the field: Introduction. In: Thomas Stodulka, Samia Dinkelaker, and Ferdinansyah Thajib (eds.). Affective Dimensions of Fieldwork and Ethnography. Pp. 227-231. New York: Springer. 
2019

(together with Omar Kasmani, Marion Acker, and Edda Heyken). Belonging. In: Jan Slaby and Christian von Scheve (eds.). Affective Societies. Key Concepts. Pp. 300-309. London, New York: Routledge.

2019 (together with Omar Kasmani and Hansjörg Dilger). ‘All eyes closed’. Dis/sensing in comparative fieldwork on affective-religious experiences. In: Antje Kahl (ed.). Analyzing Affective Societies. Methods and Methodologies. Pp. 265-278. London, New York: Routledge. 
2018 (together with Hansjörg Dilger and Omar Kasmani). Spatialities of belonging: Affective place-making among diasporic neo-Pentecostal and Sufi groups in Berlin’s cityscape. In: Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and Jan Slaby (eds.). Affect in Relation. Essays on Affectivity and Subject Formation in the 21st Century. Pp. 93-114. London, New York: Routledge.
2015 ‘I am also a human being!’ Antiretroviral treatment in local moral worlds (Reprint). In: Elisabeth Hsu und Caroline Potter (eds.): Medical Anthropology in Europe. Shaping the Field. Pp. 79-88. New York: Routledge.
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)

2018

(together with Thomas Stodulka and Nasima Selim). Affective Scholarship: Doing anthropology with epistemic affects. In: Ethos 46(4): 519-536.
2018 (together with Hansjörg Dilger). Im/mobilities and dis/connectivities in medical globalisation: How global is Global Health?. In: Global Public Health 13(3): 265-275.
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.


Editorships

2018 (together with Hansjörg Dilger). Im/mobility and dis/connectivity in medical globalization. How global is Global Health? Special Issue, Global Public Health 13(3)
2018 (together with Hansjörg Dilger). Medical technologies and infrastructure: Exploring im/mobility and dis/connectivity in Global Health. Collaborative Thematic Thread in “Medizinethnologie: Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt” and “Allegra Lab” 
2015 (together with Hansjörg Dilger and Susann Huschke). Ethics, epistemology, and engagement: Encountering values in medical anthropology. Special Issue, Medical Anthropology 34(1).



Other Publications

2017 (together with Hansjörg Dilger). Medical technologies and infrastructure: Exploring im/mobility and dis/connectivity in ‘Global Health’. Contribution to „Medizinethnologie: Körper, Gesundheit und Heilung in einer globalisierten Welt“: http://www.medizinethnologie.net/immobility-and-disconnectivity-in-global-health/ and “Allegra Lab” 
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

2019

Exploring ecologies of mind in (mental) health. Eco-pathologies and onto-politics of healing economies. Workshop on behalf of the Work Group Medical Anthropology convened with Nasima Selim, Caroline Meier zu Biesen and Claudia Lang. Freie Universität Berlin, 16-17 May.

2019

“Religion und Zugehörigkeit im Migrationszusammenhang. Verortungen einer westafrikanischen Pfingstkirche in Berlin“. Presentation given with Hansjörg Dilger, Berliner Akademie für weiterbildende Studien e.V., 15 May.

2019

“From sentimental textualities to sensing bodies. Ethnographic explorations of religious diversity in Berlin”. Presentation given at the workshop “Affects, practices, media, and migration“, convened by CRC Affective Societies (Freie Universität Berlin) and the “Research Programme Cultural Transformations” (Aarhus University), 29. April.

2018

Co-organization of the workshop “Engaging the Elsewhere: Affective politics and political aesthetics across Muslim and Christian life worlds” (Collaborative Research Center (SFB 1171) Affective Societies/Institute of Social- and Cultural Anthropology), Freie Universität Berlin, 1 June 2018.

2018

Ambivalent mobilizations of affect: Politicizing Pentecostal aesthetics in Berlin. Presentation given at the workshop “Engaging the elsewhere: Affective politics and political aesthetics across Muslim and Christian life worlds”. SFB Affective Societies and Institute of Social- and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, 31 May 2018.

2017

“Embodied belonging: In/exclusion, health care, and well-being in a world in motion”. Workshop chaired together with Claudia Lang. Workshop on behalf of the Work Group Medical Anthropology at the GAA conference „Zugehörigkeiten. Affektive, moralische und politische Praxen in einer vernetzten Welt“, Freie Universität Berlin, 5 October 2017.

2017

Belonging in Berlin’s cityscape. Affective place-making among diasporic neo-Pentecostal and Sufi groups. Plenary presentation given with Omar Kasmani at the German Anthropological Association conference “Belonging. Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”, Freie Universität Berlin, 5. October 2017.

2017

Co-organization of the plenary session "Moral cities: Religious belonging and cohabitation in urban spaces" (with contributions by Dominik Mattes/Omar Kasmani, Birgit Meyer, Werner Schiffauer) at the German Anthropological Association Conference "Belonging. Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world", Freie Universität Berlin, 5 October 2017.

2017

Co-organization of the German Anthropological Association conference “Belonging. Affective, moral, and political practices in an interconnected world”, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-7. October 2017.

2017

Co-organization of the Work Group Medical Anthropology Workshop „Social Anthropology of ‘Well-Being’ – Prekäres Leben: Krieg, Flucht, Migration“, Universität Münster, 5-6 May 2017.

2017

Co-organization of the trinational medical anthropological anniversary conference (25 years Medical Anthropology Switzerland within the Swiss Ethnological Society, 20 years Work Group Medical Anthropology within the GAA, 5 years Wiener Dialoge der Medizinanthropologie) „Transfigurationen: medizin macht gesellschaft macht medizin“, Basel University, 17-18 February.

2016

“That body will take your soul to hell!”. Neo-Pentecostal emotional regimes and West African migrants’ moral navigations within Berlin’s cityscape. Presentation given at the workshop “Transforming Emotion Cultures – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Immigration and Conflict”, Tel Aviv University, 29 November 2016.

2016

Sensational Arrangements. Affect and intercorporeality in two charismatic religious communities in Berlin. Presentation given together with Omar Kasmani at the international workshop “Inside Out: Affect(s) in Multi-Religious Secular Societies”, CRC Affective Societies, Freie Universität Berlin, 5 November 2016.

2016

Co-organization of in internal Work Group Medical Anthropology planning workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, 20-21 May 2016.

2016

Spatialities of belonging: Diasporic religious communities in Berlin’s Cityscape. Presentation given together with Hansjörg Dilger and Omar Kasmani at the International Conference “Affective Relationality”, CRC Affective Societies, Freie Universität Berlin, 21 April 2016.

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.

2014

Co-organization of the 5th Annual Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Meeting “Peer-to-peer Aid”, Freie Universität Berlin, 4-5 July 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

Co-organization of the International Summer School in Medical Anthropology “Well-Being at the Margins: Seeking Health in Stratified Landscapes of Medicine and Healing”, Freie Universität Berlin, 22-27 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 Co-organization of the 4th Annual Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Meeting “Impediments and Catalysts”. Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, 10-11 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.





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