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Dr. Rosalie Stolz

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Institut für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie

Gastdozentin

Lehrvertretung von Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler im WS 20/21

Adresse
Landoltweg 9-11
Raum 105
14195 Berlin

Sprechstunde

Sprechstunden: donnerstags, 11 - 13 Uhr (Webex). Bitte um Terminvereinbarung per Mail.

Consultation hours: Thursdays, 11 am - 1 pm (Webex). Please contact me via mail to arrange a meeting.

University Education

2012 - 2017   PhD studies at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne; thesis “Fear the Spirits, Love Each Other. Kinship and Sociality Among the Khmu Yuan of Northern Laos

2005 - 2012   MA studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Philosophy and Botany at the University of Cologne; MA-thesis: Die Klimaethnologie. Kernfragen eines Forschungsbereiches. [Climate Anthropology. Core Issues of an Area of Research]

 

Academic Positions

since Oct 2020 Guest Lecturer at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin (Lehrvertretung von Prof. Dr. Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)

since April 2019 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg (paused for the time period of the guest lectureship)

2017 – 2019 Associate lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology,University of Cologne

2013 – 2017 PhD scholarship-holder at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne

2012 – 2013 Associate lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology,University of Cologne

2012 – 2014 Graduate assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne

2008 – 2010 Student assistant at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne         

 

Academic Memberships

Association of Asian Studies (AAS)

European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA)

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS)

German Anthropological Association (GAA)

International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF)


Awards and Grants

2020 Conference grant, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

2019-2021 Postdoctoral research stipend, Fritz Thyssen Foundation

2019 Conference travel grant, Wenner-Gren Foundation and SIEF Funds

2018 Proofreading grant, Global South Studies Center (GSSC), University of Cologne

2018 Conference travel grant, German Academic Exchange Service

2017 Funding for the workshop “Family in the Field” was granted by the “Fund for the Implementation of Gender Equality”, University of Cologne, the GSSC, and the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2017 Proofreading grant, a.r.t.e.s. international for all

2015 Travel grant, a.r.t.e.s. international for all

2014 Travel grant, a.r.t.e.s. international for all

2013 Travel grant, a.r.t.e.s. international for al

2013-2017 Full scholarship, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne

Research interests

Houses, kinship, sociality, animism, exchange, socio-economic change.

Area of expertise

Upland northern Laos, mainland Southeast Asia

 

Projects

Making Aspirations Concrete: The Rise of Concrete Houses and Current Socio-Economic Change in Upland Southeast Asia

 

My current research project embarks from the question of what we can learn from the wide-spread transformations of houses in Southeast Asia and beyond. By taking the house and its transformations as a starting point or “prism”, hitherto unexplored facets and repercussion of socio-economic change can be illuminated, for the house manifests aspirations for development and prosperity in particular intimate ways and is a vital site of future- and world-making projects.

Amidst the dynamic societies of Southeast Asia, lives in Laos are changing particularly rapidly. While the current processes of socio-economic change in Laos have received increasing attention by social scientists, the role of local aspirations and their manifestation in ʻmodernʼ houses is hitherto unexplored. The proposed research aims to take modern houses and the aspirations they encapsulate as a prism through which upland initiatives of socio-economic change can be illuminated. Which aspirations and images of desirable futures are tied to the image of modern houses? In how far reinforce or transform the new materiality of houses, the changes of the construction process, and the social and cosmological dimensions of houses one another?

This project is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.

Peer-review journal articles

forthcoming
(together with Pierre Petit) Emerging Public Spaces in Rural Laos. Civilisations. Revue internationale d’anthropologie et de sciences humaines.


2021
‘The Disease will Come!’ Contingency, Irony, and Challenging Closures in Ethnographic Writing. Ethnoscripts 23(1):125-140.


2020
By Means of Squirrels and Eggs. Kinship and mutual recognition among the Khmu Yuan of Northern Laos. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 10 (2): 548-560. DOI: 10.1086/709506


2019
Making aspirations concrete? ‘Good houses’ and mockery in upland Laos. Ethnos. DOI: 10.1080/00141844.2019.1696864


2018
'Spirits Follow the Words.' Stories as Spirit Traces among the Khmu of Northern Laos. Social Analysis 62 (3): 109-127. DOI: 10.3167/sa.2018.620306

 

Monographs

2021
Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits. Sociality among the Khmu of northern Laos. Copenhagen: NIAS Press.

 

2017
Fear the Spirits, Love Each Other. Kinship and Sociality Among the Khmu Yuan of Northern Laos. Cologne: Unpublished PhD Thesis.


2011
Die Klimaethnologie. Kernfragen eines Forschungsbereiches[Climate Anthropology. Core Issues of an Area of Research]. University of Cologne: Unpublished MA Thesis.

 

Edited Books

forthcoming
Upland Pioneers: Future Aspirations, moral imaginaries and emerging religiosities in (mainland) Southeast Asia. Special issue co-edited with Oliver Tappe forthcoming in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale..


2020
Being a Parent in the Field. Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork. Bielefeld: Transcript. Co-edited with Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug and Katja Metzmacher.

 

Book Chapters

2020
Introduction: Being a Parent in the Field. Theoretical and Methodological Implications of Accompanied Fieldwork with the Family. In Being a Parent in the Field. Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork edited by Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher and Rosalie Stolz, Bielefeld: Transcript.


2020
Falling in and out of sync. Relative immersive processes and immersive processes with relatives in a Khmu village. In Being a Parent in the Field. Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork edited by Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug, Katja Metzmacher and Rosalie Stolz, Bielefeld: Transcript.


2015
A Few Impression of Doing Fieldwork on Kinship and Sociality Among the Khmu Yuan in Northern Laos. In a.r.t.e.s. Jahrbuch 2014/2015, pp. 106-113.

 

Talks

“’There are no winds’: Listening through houses (or not) in northern Laos.”, DGSKA Tagung, Universität Bremen, 27-30 Sept 2021.


“Emerging Public Spaces in Rural Laos.”, zusammen mit Pierre Petit, Tagung des Projektes GENEsYs - East Asian Youth: Identities and Practices in Public Spaces, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 25-26 March 2021.


“Pioneering Concrete Houses in Upland Laos.”, ConferenceThe Modern House: Anthropological Perspectives on the Transformation of Vernacular Houses, Universität Heidelberg, 09-11 March 2021.


“Housing Aspirations: Anthropological Perspectives on Modern Houses.” Probevortrag im Rahmen des Berufungsverfahrens W1TT-Professur für Ethnologie an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, 29 June 2020.


“Where there is Forest now. Traces of Past Lives among the Khmu of Upland Laos. invited talk at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université libre de Bruxelles,  27 Feb 2020.


“Making Aspirations Concrete? Emerging Cement Houses in a Khmu Village in Upland Northern Laos”, invited lecture as part of the Laos Lectures at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Bonn, 29 Oct 2019.


“Fatherless Children and Listening Spirits: Ritual Technologies of Measuring Kinship and the Rhetorics of Closure Among the Khmu of Northern Laos.”, Conference of the German Anthropological Association (GAA), Konstanz, 29 Sept -2 Oct 2019.


“Housing Aspirations. Entanglements and Implications of ʻModern Housesʼ and Socio-Economic Change in upland Southeast Asia.”, 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS), Leiden, 16-19 July 2019.


“Good Houses and their Discontents. Entanglements and Implications of Living in ʻModern Houses ʼ and Socio-Economic Change”, 14th Congress of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF2019), Santiago de Compostela, 14-17 April 2019.


“Good Houses and their Discontents. Aspirations, cement and mockery in upland northern Laos”, invited talk at the Departmental Seminar of the Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg, 20 Nov 2018.


“Work in Progress: Aspirations in Upland Southeast Asia”, 15th EASA (European Association of Social Anthropology) Biennial Conference, Stockholm University, 14-17 August 2018.


“Studying Kinship with the Family in Upland Laos”, Conference Family in the Field. Implications and Challenges of Being a Parent in the Field, University of Cologne, 07-09 June 2018.


“Talking Transition. Testing and contesting socio-economic and environmental change in the uplands of northern Laos.”, POLLEN 18, Oslo, 20-22 June 2018.


“Über Eichhörnchen und Eier. Verwandtschaft durch wechselseitige Anerkennung” [About squirrels and eggs. Kinship through mutual recognition], Conference of the German Anthropological Association (GAA), Berlin, 4-7 October 2017


“Looking at Environmental Change through the Lenses of Gender and Sociality: Economic and Environmental Transformations in a Khmu Village in the Lao PDR”, 8th EuroSEAS Conference, Vienna, 11-14 August 2015.

 

Organisation of panels and (inter)national workshops

Panel „Cementing Change?Anthropological Perspectives on Concrete and House Transformations”, DGSKA Tagung 2021, Universität Bremen, 27-30 Sept 2021.


Conference “The Modern House: Anthropological Perspectives on the Transformation of Vernacular Houses”, University of Heidelberg,11-13 June9-11 March 20210, co-convened with Jonathan Alderman.


Panel (co-convened with Oliver Tappe) “Upland Pioneers: Future Aspirations, moral imaginaries and emerging religiosities in (mainland) Southeast Asia” at  the 10th Conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS), Humboldt University Berlin, 10-13 Sept 2019.


Conference “Family in the Field. Implications and Challenges of Being a Parent in the Field”, University of Cologne, 7-9 June 2018, co-convened with Fabienne Braukmann, Michaela Haug und Katja Metzmacher.

 

Podcast:

Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits in Laos with Rosalie Stolz. The Nordic Asia Podcast
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3DO3jbUvCPljemk7fzfqXU?go=1&utm_source=embed_v3&si=YqA62HLeSASEt-pcuXCyoQ&t=0&nd=1

In this episode, Adela Briansó talks to Rosalie Stolz about her latest NIAS Press book 'Living Kinship, Fearing Spirits: Sociality among the Khmu of Northern Laos.' She offers a fresh perspective on the actual lived experience of kinship based on fascinating insights from her extensive fieldwork among this upland minority group.

SFB 1171 Affective Societies
BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture