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Dr. Anika König

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Guest professor, replacing Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger in teaching duties

VW project "Children in Between: Transnational Surrogacy in the Time of Covid-19"

Address
Landoltweg 9-11
Room 012
14195 Berlin
Telephone
838 60290; mob. 0176-98840858

Dr. Anika Jost, as a guest professor,  takes over the teaching duties of Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022).

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • Medical Anthropology
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Genetic Testing
  • Anthropology of the Body and the Senses
  • Anthropologie of Violence
  • Ethnographic Methods
  • Digital Anthropology
     

Regional Focus:

  • Indonesia
  • German-speaking countries
  • USA
  • Ukraine
  • Israel
  • Transnational networks


January 2021 (at the Freie Universität from April 2021) - June 2022
Leadership of the VW project "Children in Between: Transnational Surrogacy in the Time of Covid-19" and its Aftermath" at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin (in cooperation with Prof. Anindita Majumdar, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad and Prof. Heather Jacobson, University of Texas at Arlington)

August 2018 - November 2020
Senior Scientific Assistent at Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Luzern

September - December 2017
Substitution of Prof. Bettina Beer at Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Luzern

January 2017 - July 2018
Research Associate at the DFG project "PreGGI: Meanings and Practices of Prenatal Genetics in Germany and Israel" at the Institute of Medical History and Science Studies, Universität zu Lübeck

May 2015 - December 2016
Parental leave

July 2013 - June 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow (REGAIN), Project "Surrogacy in Transnational Perspective" at the Center for Area Studies (associated with the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology), Freie Universität Berlin

February 2013 - June 2013
Substitution of Senior Scientific Assistent at Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Luzern

March 2007 - August 2012
PhD at Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Title of the Dissertation: "The Cultural Face of Conflict: Dayak-Madurese Violence in 1996/97 in West Kalimantan, Indonesia". Completed in May 2013.

October 2004 - March 2007
Research Associate at the DFG project "Die Performanz visuell unterstützter mündlicher Präsentationen", Technische Universität Berlin

October 1999 - October 2004
M.A. in Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin

April 1996 - October 2004
M.A. in Ethnology, Freie Universität Berlin

Current Project

"Children in Between: Disruptions of Transnational Surrogacy in the Time of Covid-19 and its Aftermath" (Volkswagen-Stiftung)


Doctoral Thesis

Title of the dissertation: "The Cultural Face of Conflict: Dayak-Madurese Violence in 1996/97 in West Kalimantan, Indonesia". Completed in May 2013, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia

Books and Editorships

2020 (with B. Beer, ed.) Methoden ethnologischer Feldforschung. Berlin: Reimer.


2015 (with Nolwenn Bühler, ed.) Special Issue: "Making Kinship in Switzerland and Beyond: Imaginations and Substances." Sociologus 65.


Journal Articles

2020 "Reproductive Health in Times of Covid-19." In: Social Anthropology 28 (2): 299-300.

2020 (with S. Reinsch and C. Rehmann-Sutter) "Decision-Making About Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing: Women’s Moral Reasoning in the Absence of a Risk of Miscarriage in Germany." In: New Genetics and Society. DOI: 10.1080/14636778.2020.1805305.

2016 "Identity Constructions and Dayak Ethnic Strife in West Kalimantan, Indonesia." In: The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 17 (2): 121-137.

2015 (with N. Bühler) "Making Kinship in Switzerland and Beyond: Imaginations and Substances." In: Sociologus 65 (1): 1-10.

2011 "Book Review: The Smell Culture Reader by Jim Drobnick (ed.)." In: The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 12 (3): 306-308.


Book Chapters

2020 (with B. Beer) "Methoden der ethnologischen Feldforschung." In: Bettina Beer and Anika König (eds.) Methoden ethnologischer Feldforschung, 9-34. Berlin: Reimer.

2020 "Digitale Ethnographie." In: Bettina Beer and Anika König (eds.) Methoden ethnologischer Feldforschung, 223-240. Berlin: Reimer.

2020 "Die Erfahrungen deutscher und schweizerischer Wunscheltern mit Leihmutterschaft in den USA." In: Katharina Beier, Claudia Brügge, Petra Thorn und Claudia Wiesemann (eds.) Assistierte Reproduktion mit Hilfe Dritter: Medizin - Ethik - Psychologie - Recht, 243-255. Berlin: Springer.

2018 "Parents on the Move: German Intended Parents' Experiences with Transnational Surrogacy." In: Sayani Mitra, Silke Schicktanz und Tulsi Patel (eds.) Cross-Cultural Comparisons on Surrogacy and Egg Donation: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from India, Germany and Israel, 277-299. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

2013 "Smelling the Difference: The Senses and Ethnic Conflict in West Kalimantan, Indonesia." In: Christine Dureau, Julie Park und Susanna Trnka (eds.) Senses and Citizenships: Embodying Political Life, 120-135. New York: Routledge.

2010 (with Jörg Strübing) "Continuous Structuring in Open Source Software Development." In: Klaus Lucas and Peter Roosen (eds.) Emergence, Analysis and Evolution of Structures: Concepts and Strategies Across Disciplines, 226-243. Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London, New York: Springer.

2007 (with M. Mackert and F. S. Pötzsch) "Die Effektivität des Augenscheinlichen. Zur visuellen Kommunikation von Wissen in computergestützten Präsentationen." In: Kulturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch Moderne. Iconic Turn? 2: 205-208.

2007 "Zur Güte von Präsentationen – normative vs. Ethnokategorien für angemessene Powerpoint-Präsentationen." In: Bernt Schnettler and Hubert Knoblauch (eds.) Powerpoint-Präsentationen. Neue Formen der gesellschaftlichen Kommunikation von Wissen, 207-223. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.


Online Publications

2020 (with A. Majumdar and H. Jacobson) ""Pandemic Disruptions" in Surrogacy Arrangements in Germany, U.S.A., and India During Covid-19." Medical Anthropology Quarterly Rapid Response Blog Series.

2017 "Embryos on the Move: Transnational Networks of Surrogacy”. Allegra Lab: Anthropology, Law, Art, World (simultaneously published at Blog Medizinanthropologie).


Other Publications

2016 "Transnationale Leihmutterschaft." In: Schweizerischer Katholischer Frauenbund (Hg.) Leihmutterschaft: gewünscht, geliehen, gekauft geschenkt. Luzern: Schweizerischer Katholischer Frauenbund.

2014 (with M. Abdalla, D. Mattes, C. Meier zu Biesen, U. Probst, B. Rutert, J. Schühle and N. Selim) 5th Annual MAYS Meeting. In: Medicine Anthropology Theory.

2006 (with F. Degenhardt, S. Petschke, F. S. Pötzsch and R. Tuma) Tagungsbericht: PowerPoint-Performanz als neue Form der Kommunikation von Wissen. Berlin: Technische Universität Berlin.

BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture