Since 03.2016: Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam.
Since 01.2016: Research associate at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
Since 08.2013: Coordinator of the memorial project "Manufacturing Race: Contemporary Memories of a Building's Colonial Past" → http://manufacturingrace.org/
08.2011-02.2015: Research assistant at the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Research project "Biofuel as social fuel?"
04.2010-08.2011: Research assistant at the João Pinheiro Foundation (Brazil)
01.2008-08.2011: Student assistant the Grupo de Estudos em Temáticas Ambientais (Study Group on Environmental Themes), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)
2012-2015: Master of Arts International Relations, FU Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Potsdam Universität
2007.2011: Bachelor of Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology and Political Science), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) and Potsdam Universität
Honors and prizes:
10.2013-09.2015 Scholarship, Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
2016 Prize of Honor for the best final grade, Master International Relations, FU Berlin
“Race” and Science between Berlin-Dahlem and India: the Circulation and Transformation of Racialized Knowledge by Irawati Karvé
Knowledge about “race” has been scientifically produced and transformed through circulations in time and space. This PhD research project will focus on one key transnational flow of racialized knowledge, namely the one between the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics (KWI-A) in Berlin-Dahlem and research institutions in India. An ethnography will be structured by two analytical steps: 1) a historical reconstruction of Indian anthropologist Irawati Karvé’s racialized knowledge production praxis, both during her research stay at the KWI-A (1928-1930) and at the University of Pune, India (1931-1970); and 2) an anthropological examination of current racialized knowledge production in scientific settings in India. Through the perspective of postcolonial science studies, the analysis will bring to the foreground the political and social entanglements of such scientific praxis. Hence, the project will contribute to a critical understanding of continuities and changes in the global production and circulation of racialized knowledge on human diversity.