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André Weißenfels

André Weißenfels

Freie Universität Berlin

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Arbeitsstelle Politik im Maghreb, Mashreq und Golf

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Ihnestraße 22
Raum 223
14195 Berlin

André Weißenfels is a research assistant at the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics and a PhD fellow at the Berlin Graduate School for Muslim Cultures and Societies. His current research is an ethnographically inspired study of an electronics factory in Tunis. André studies the everyday experiences of employees and analyzes how they relate to institutional frameworks of the factory. His main research interests are: Economic Epistemologies, Bureaucratization, Knowledge-Power-Problematics.

WiSe 2022/2023

15153 Proseminar
Anarchistische Theorie aus Maghrab Mashreq und Golf

SoSe 2022

15292 Hauptseminar
Anarchistische Theorie aus Maghreb, Mashreq und Golf

WiSe 2021/2022

15290 Hauptseminar
Lektürekurs - Samir Amin. Entwicklung der Unterentwicklung

SoSe 2021

15101 Proseminar
Bedingungen von Wissensproduktion. Antikoloniale Perspektiven und institutionelle Herausforderungen

Gemeinsam mit Judith Möllhoff 

WiSe 2020/2021

15101 Proseminar

Lektüreseminar "Samir Amin - Entwicklung der Unterentwicklung"

SoSe 2020

15101 Proseminar

Samir Amin - Entwicklung der Unterentwicklung. Lektüreseminar

WiSe 2019/20

15290 Hauptseminar

Entwicklungspolitik in Tunesien

SoSe 2019:

15103 Proseminar:
Arbeit, ArbeiterInnen und Arbeitsplätze in MMG

WiSe 2018/19:

15007 Proseminar
(PS/MWA) Politik und Transformation von Staatlichkeit im Maghreb, Mashreq und Golf
Gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders

SoSe 2018:

15103 Proseminar
Neoliberale Gouvernementalität im Maghreb


Weißenfels, André (to be published): "A good Job but not a Good Life. Uneven and Combined Development in a Tunisian Factory", in Hoffmann/Strümpel (Hrsg.): "Industrial Labour in an Unequal World: Ethnographic Perspectives on Uneven and Combined Development"; De Gruyter series "Work in Global and Historical Perspective"

Weißenfels, André (2022). The Promise of Education. Trafo - Blog for Transregional Research. Online unter: https://trafo.hypotheses.org/32110

Weißenfels, André (2022). Doing Research „Out of Vengeance” – an Interview with Aymen Amayed. Trafo - Blog for Transregional Research. Online unter:https://trafo.hypotheses.org/32093

Weißenfels, André (2021). Middle Class Factory: The (Partial) Privilege of Industrial Labor in Tunisia. Trafo - Blog for Transregional Research. Online unter: https://trafo.hypotheses.org/27376


2022: Vortrag "Managing Quality in a Tunisian Factory", Insaniyyat Tunis, 20.-24. 09.

2022: Vortrag "Structures of Collective Management and Self-Governance in Tunisia. The cases of Jemna and Ouled Jaballah", DOT Berlin 12.-17. 09.

2020: Präsentation Workshop Paper “A good Job but not a good life. Ambiguous Realities and Uneven and Combined Development in a factory in Tunis”, 19. – 21. Juni 2020

2021: Vortrag “Standardization and (Im)mobility in Industrial Labor”, MECAM Winter Talk “Industrial Labor, Inequality and Mobility”, 17. November 2021

2019: Input zur Forschungsethik auf dem Workshop „Ethnographische Politikforschung“ der Themengruppe „Ethnographische Methoden in der Politikwissenschaft“ der DVPW, Leipzig 04.-05. Oktober 2019

2019 : Präsentation Workshop Paper : “The factory as a site of national and individual development. A Tunisian case study”, Internationaler Workshop “Past and Present through the Lens of the Factory”, Panteion Universität Athen, 27.-28. Mai 2019

2018: Vortrag “L’exploitation bureaucratique et la promis de la bureaucratie“, Internationaler Workshop “Colloque Citoyenneté Industrielle”, L'Institut de recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain, Tunis, 25.-27.06.2018

2018: Präsentation Workshop Paper “Bureaucratic exploitation of labor and the promise of bureaucracy”, Internationaler Workshop “Across the 'Post‐Industrial' Divide: Rearticulating the Factory as an Object of Inquiry in History and Anthropology“,re:work (IGK Work and Human Life Cycle in Global History), Berlin, 03. Mai 2018

2017: Präsentation Workshop Paper “Bureaucracy at Work. Re-regulation and Re-formalisation of Work in a Tunisian Factory”, Internationaler Workshop “Time and Money: Themes in Labour Relations”, , CeMIS, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, 18.-19. Dezember 2017