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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

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

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


2019. Making aspirations concrete? ‘Good houses’ and mockery in upland Laos. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology. 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

forthcoming. 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

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.

SFB 1171 Affective Societies
BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture