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Prof. Dr. Sandra Calkins

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Prof. Dr. Sandra Calkins

Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie

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Prof. Calkins ist bis 31.03.2022 beurlaubt.

Address
Postadresse: Landoltweg 9-11; Bürostandort: Thielallee 52
Room 009
14195 Berlin

Office hours

in der Thielallee 52, Raum 009

Sprechzeiten
erst wieder ab SoSem 22: n.V. per Email

Im Rahmen der Maßnahmen der FU Berlin gegen die Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus finden die Sprechstunden von Prof. Calkins bis auf Weiteres NUR PER SKYPE statt!

Forschungsschwerpunkte
Pflanzen, Biotechnologie, Umweltethnologie, Toxizität, Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (STS), Ernährung, Bevölkerungswachstum, Uganda, Sudan

Sandra Calkins, arbeitet seit 2015 über molekularbiologische Pflanzenforschung und Mensch-Pflanzen-Beziehungen in Uganda und Australien. Dazu gehörte neben einer fast 16-monatigen ethnographischen Feldforschung in Gärten, Testfeldern, Gewächshäuser und Laboren auch Archivarbeit über koloniale Botanik im Nationalarchiv in Kampala und im Archiv von Kew Gardens in London, und ein mehrfach unterrichtetes Seminar über Mensch-Pflanzen-Beziehungen (SoSe 2016, WS 2018/19). Sie verfügt über eine Expertise in der Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (STS), Multispecies Studies (besonders Critical Plant Studies), Materialität, Technologie und Infrastruktur, den Logiken und Dynamiken wissenschaftlicher Testverfahren, sowie aktuellen Klima- und Umweltfragen.

Schwerpunkte:

I. Postkoloniale STS in Afrika

II. Umwelt, Multispezies-Studien und Pflanzen

III. Ernährung, globale Gesundheit und Toxizität

Ich betreue BA und MA-Arbeiten u.a.. im Bereich der Umweltethnologie, anthropologischen Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung, postkolonialen Debatten, Multispezies-Studien und regional der Ethnographie Afrikas.

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MONOGRAPHS

In preparation Growing with bananas. Plants, health and humanitarian biotech in Uganda

2016 Who Knows Tomorrow? Uncertainty in North-eastern Sudan. Oxford: Berghahn. (2018 new release in paperback)

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

(Accepted, pending minor revisions). with T. Zoanni.  „On bundling. The aesthetics of exchange and growth in Central Uganda." Africa - Journal of the International Africa Institute

2021.    "Between the Lab and the Field: Plants and the Affective Atmospheres of Southern Science." Science, Technology, & Human Values.  Online First December 2021.  doi:10.1177/01622439211055118

2021.   “Food as medicine: Making better bananas in Uganda.” The Sociological Review 69(3):560-579.  doi:10.1177/00380261211009059 

2021.  “Toxic remains: infrastructure and sacrifice at a Ugandan molecular biology lab.” Social Studies of Science 51(5): 707-728. doi:10.1177/03063127211011531 

2020.  “Writing planetary futures. Plants, loss and intersections of STS and anthropology in Germany”. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 145 (1): 93-110. 

2020.  "Lab hands and knowing toxic substances.“ Special Issue on „Toxic Wordlings“, edited by Ruth Prince and Wenzel Geissler. Anthropology Today. 36 (6): 29-32. doi:10.1111/1467-8322.12622 

2019.   “Health as Growth: Bananas, Humanitarian Biotech and Human-Plant Histories in Uganda.” Medicine Anthropology Theory 6(3): 29-53. doi:10.17157/mat.6.3.658

2018.    with U. Beisel & R. Rottenburg “Divining, testing, and the problem of accountability.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 8 (1): 97-108.doi: 10.1086/698360

2016.   “How ‘clean gold’ game to matter: metal detectors, infrastructure, and valuation.” HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (2): 173-95. doi:10.14318/hau6.2.013

2015.   with E. Ille, S. Lamoureaux & R. Rottenburg. “Rethinking institutional orders in Sudan Studies: the case of land access in Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.” Canadian Journal of African Studies 49 (1): 175-95. doi:10.1080/00083968.2014.963135

2014.   with R. Rottenburg. “Getting credit for what you write? Conventions and techniques of citation in German Anthropology.“ Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (German Journal for Anthropology)139: 99-130.

2011.   with G. Komet. “Umkämpfte Weiden: Landzugang und Überleben im Sudan.“ Geographische Rundschau 63 (7/8): 28-35.

2009.  “Transformed livelihoods in the lower Atbaarea: Pastoral Rashâyda responses to crisis. Nomadic Peoples 13(1): 45–68.  doi: 10.31 67/np.2009.

EDITED COLLECTIONS

In preparation  with M. Churcher and J. Slaby. Affect and Institutions. London: Routledge.

2015.  with E. Ille and R. Rottenburg (eds). Emerging Orders in the Sudans. Bamenda: Langaa.

2014.  with J. Gertel & R. Rottenburg (eds). Disrupting Territories. Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan.  Woodbridge: James Currey.

2011.  with J. Gertel. Nomaden in unserer Welt. Bielefeld: Transkript. (general interest)

CHAPTERS AND EDITED CONTENT

In preparation.  with M. Churcher and J. Slaby "Affect and Institutions. An Introduction". In: Affect and Institutions, ed. by M. Churcher, J. Slaby and S. Calkins. London: Routledge.

In preparation. with C. Ertl. "Botanical discipline. The senses, more-than-human affect and vegetal life". In: Affect and Institutions, ed. by M. Churcher, J. Slaby and S. Calkins. London: Routledge.

In preparation. with C. Ertl. "Berührungen im Grünen". In: Affekte - Diagnosen der Gegenwart, edited by Doris Kolesch.

2020. "Chemical dissidents and Vegetal collaborators.“ Society and Spacehttps://www.societyandspace.org/articles/chemical-dissidents-and-vegetal-collaborators

2017. with R. Rottenburg. “Evidence, infrastructure and worth.” In: Infrastructures and Social Complexity. A Companion, edited by P. Harvey, C. B. Jensen & A. Morita, pp:253-65. London: Routledge.

2016. with R. Rottenburg. “Technology, infrastructure and the making of value in gold prospection.” In: Networks of knowledge production in Sudan: identities, mobilities, and technologies, edited by S. Hale & G. Kadoda, pp:265–283. Lanham: Lexington Books.

2015. with E. Ille and R. Rottenburg. “Emergence and contestation of orders in the Sudans”. In: Emerging orders in the Sudans, edited by S. Calkins, E. Ille & R. Rottenburg, pp:1-22. Bamenda: Langaa.

2015. with E. Ille and R. Rottenburg. “Negotiating distributive orders in rural Sudan: justification and critique of charitable gifts.” In: Emerging orders in the Sudans, edited by S. Calkins, E. Ille & R. Rottenburg, pp:197-217. Bamenda: Langaa.

2014. with R. Rottenburg & J. Gertel. “Disrupting territories: commodification and its consequences. ” In: Disrupting territories: land, commodification and conflict in Sudan, edited by J. Gertel, R. Rottenburg & S. Calkins, pp: 1-30. Woodbridge: James Currey.

2014. with Ille, E. “Territories of Gold Mining: International Investments and Artisanal Extraction in Sudan.” In: Disrupting territories: land, commodification and conflict in Sudan, edited by J. Gertel, R. Rottenburg & S. Calkins, pp: 52-76. Woodbridge: James Currey.

2014. with Ille, E. “Gaining an Access to Land: Everyday Negotiations and Ethnic Politics of Rashaida in Northeastern Sudan.” In: Disrupting territories: land, commodification and conflict in Sudan, edited by J. Gertel, R. Rottenburg & S. Calkins, pp: 180-205. Woodbridge: James Currey.

2014. with E. Ille. “Gold mining concessions in Northern Sudan’s written laws and practices of gold extraction in the Nuba Mountains.” In: Identity, economy, power relations and external interests: old and new challenges for Sudan and South Sudan, edited by E. Grawert, pp:112-126. Addis Abeba: OSSREA.

 

REVIEW ESSAYS AND BOOK REVIEWS

2022. Book Review. Masco, Joseph. 2021. The Future of Fallout and other episodes of radioactive worldmaking. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review. https://polarjournal.org/2022/02/21/the-future-of-fallout-and-other-episodes-in-radioactive-world-making-joseph-masco-durham-nc-duke-university-press-2019/

2020.  Book Review. P. Wenzel Geissler, René Gerrets, Ann H. Kelly, Peter Mangesho (eds.). Amani – auf den Spuren einer kolonialen Forschungsstation in Tansania. Postcolonial Studies Reihe. Bielefeld: Transcript, 2019. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 145 (1): 163-165.

2019. with T. Zoanni. “Population (what is it good for?)” Anthropological Quarterly 92(3): 919-29. https://doi.org/10.1353/anq.2019.0041

2019.  Review essay. “Infrastructures of citizenship in India.” South Asia. The Journal of South Asian Studies 42 (4): 816-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/00856401.2019.1633496

2019.  Book review. Casciarri, Barbara, Assal, Munzoul A.M. & Ireton, François. Multidimensional change in Sudan (1989-2011): reshaping livelihoods, conflicts and identities. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books, 2015. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 25: 629- 630.

2018 Book review. Jennifer Tappan 2017: The Riddle of Malnutrition: The Long Arc of Biomedical and Public Health Interventions in Uganda. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press. 218 pp. African Studies Quarterly 18 (1): 132-134.

OTHER WRITING

2020. "Taking measures as endpoints?" Boasblogs. The end of negotiations, https://boasblogs.org/endofnegotiations/taking-measures-as-end-points/#comments 

2015. “Starvation”. In: The SAGE encyclopedia of world poverty, edited by M. Odekon, 1469–1472. Los Angeles: SAGE.

2013. „Gemeinschaft neu gedacht: Nomaden als Vorreiter der Globalisierung?“ Revue – Magazine for the Next Society 13(12): 122–127.

2012. „Einleitung,“ „Dürrejahre im Sudan: neue Formen nomadischer Mobilität,“ „Bauern, Tierhalter und Migranten: Existenzsicherung im marokkanischen Hohen Atlas.“ In: Nomaden in unserer Welt: die Vorreiter der Globalisierung; von Mobilität und Handel, Herrschaft und Widerstand, edited by J. Gertel & S. Calkins, pp: 8–18, 52–59,148–157.Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag.

2012. “Agricultural encroachment in Wadi Mukabrab area: policies of recompense, differentiation and ‘tribal’ belonging”. In: Meroitica 24 Zeitschrift der Sudanarchäologischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin: Schriften zur altsudanesischen Geschichte und Archäologie, 229–251. Wiesbaden: Harassowitz.

2011. "Transhumanz,“ and with S., Büssow,J., Nippa, A. & Scharrer, U. "Wirtschaftlicher Austausch.“ In: Kleines abc des Nomadismus, edited by A. Nippa, 216, 242-245. Hamburg: Museum für Völkerkunde.

 

BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture