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Sandra Calkins
Sandra Calkins
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Sandra Calkins

Publications

Monographs

2016
Who Knows Tomorrow? Uncertainty in  North-Eastern Sudan. New York: Berghahn Books

Edited Volumes

2015
Ille, Enrico/ Calkins, Sandra/ Rottenburg, Richard (eds)
Emerging Orders in the Sudans. Bamenda: Langaa.

2014
Gertel, Jörg/ Rottenburg, Richard/ Calkins, Sandra (eds)
Disrupting Territories. Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan. Woodbridge: James Currey.

2011
Gertel, Jörg/ Calkins, Sandra (eds)
Nomaden in unserer Welt. Die Vorreiter der Globalisierung: von Mobilität und Handel, Herrschaft und Widerstand. Bielefeld: Transcript.

Journal Articles

2016
How „clean gold“ came to matter: metal detectors, infrastructure, and valuation. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory 6 (2): 173-195

2015
(with Enrico Ille, Siri Lamoureaux & Richard Rottenburg).
“Rethinking Institutional Orders in Sudan Studies: the Case of Land Access in Kordofan, Blue Nile and Darfur.” Canadian Journal of African Studies. Special Issue on Rethinking Sudan Studies (49 (1): 175-195).

2014
(with Richard Rottenburg).
“Getting Credit for What you Write? Conventions and Techniques of Citation in German Anthropology.” Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 139, 99-130.

2011
(with Guma Kunda Komey)
“Umkämpfte Weiden: Landzugang und Überleben im Sudan”. Geographische Rundschau 63 (7/8), 28-35.

2009
“Transformed Livelihoods in the Lower Atbara Area: Pastoral Rashayda. Responses to Crisis”. Nomadic Peoples 13 (1), 45– 68.

Book Chapters

2017
Calkins, Sandra and Richard Rottenburg. 2017. Evidence, infrastructure and worth. In Infrastructures and Social Complexity. A Companion, edited by Penny Harvey, Casper Bruun Jensen, and Atsuro Morita, 253-265. London: Routledge.

2016

Calkins, Sandra & Richard Rottenburg. Technology, Infrastructure and the Making of Value in Gold Prospection. In Networks of Knowledge Production in Sudan: Identities, Mobilities, and Technologies, edited by Hale, Sondra & Gada Kadoda. Latham, MD: Lexington Books, 265-283

2015

(with Enrico Ille and Richard Rotteburg)
“Emergence and Contestation of Orders in the Sudans.” In Calkins, Sandra/ Ille, Enrico/ Rottenburg, Richard (eds), Emerging Orders in the Sudans. Bamenda: Langaa, 1-22.

“Negotiating Distributive Orders in Rural Sudan: Justification and Critique of Charitable Gifts”. In Ille, Enrico/ Calkins, Sandra/ Rottenburg, Richard (eds), Emerging Orders in the Sudans. Bamenda: Langaa, 197-217.

2014
(with Enrico Ille)
“Territories of Gold Mining: International Investments and Artisanal Extraction in Sudan”. In Gertel, Jörg/ Rottenburg, Richard/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Disrupting Territories. Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan. Woodbridge: James Currey, 52-76.

“Gaining an Access to Land: Everyday Negotiations and Ethnic Politics of Rashaida in Northeastern Sudan”. In Gertel, Jörg/ Rottenburg, Richard/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Disrupting Territories. Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan. Woodbridge: James Currey, 180-205.

(with Jörg Gertel & Richard Rottenburg)
“Disrupting Territories – Commodification and its Consequences”. In Gertel, Jörg/ Rottenburg, Richard/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Disrupting Territories. Land Commodification and Conflict in Sudan. Woodbridge: James Currey, 1-30.

2013
(with Enrico Ille)
“Gold Mining Concessions in Northern Sudan’s Written Laws and Practices of Gold Extraction in the Nuba Mountains”. In Grawert, Elke (ed.), Identity, Economy, Power Relations and External Interests: Old and New Challenges for Sudan and South Sudan. Addis Abeba: OSSREA, 112-126.

2012
“Agricultural Encroachment in Wadi Mukabrab Area: Policies of Recompense, Differentiation and 'Tribal' Belonging”. In Kleinitz, Cornelia/ Näser, Claudia (eds), 'Nihna nâs al-bahar' – We are the People of the River. Ethnographic Research in the Fourth Nile Cataract Region, Sudan. Meroitica 26. Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, 229-251.

Miscellanea

2013
“Gemeinschaft neu gedacht: Nomaden als Vorreiter der Globalisierung?” Revue – Magazine for the next society 12, 122-127.

2011
“Dürrejahre im Sudan: Neue Formen nomadischer Mobilität.” In Gertel, Jörg/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Nomaden in unserer Welt. Die Vorreiter der Globalisierung: von Mobilität und Handel, Herrschaft und Widerstand. Bielefeld: Transcript, 52-59.

“Bauern, Tierhalter und Migranten: Existenzsicherung im marokkanischen Hohen Atlas”. In Gertel, Jörg/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Nomaden in unserer Welt. Die Vorreiter der Globalisierung: von Mobilität und Handel, Herrschaft und Widerstand. Bielefeld: Transcript, 148-157.

(with Jörg Gertel)
“Einleitung”. In Gertel, Jörg/ Calkins, Sandra (eds), Nomaden in unserer Welt. Die Vorreiter der Globalisierung: von Mobilität und Handel, Herrschaft und Widerstand. Bielefeld: Transcript, 8-18.

“Transhumanz.” In Nippa, Annegret (ed.), Kleines abc des Nomadismus. Hamburg: Museum für Völkerkunde, 216.

(with Johann Büssow, Annegret Nippa & Ulf Scharrer)
“Wirtschaftlicher Austausch.” In Nippa, Annegret (ed.) Kleines abc des Nomadismus. Hamburg: Museum für Völkerkunde, 242-245.

Conference Papers (recent and upcoming)

“Testing Plants: Micro-Nutrients and Evidence in Uganda.” Paper for the panel “Testing as World-Making” (co-organized by U. Beisel) at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Denver, 18-22 November 2015.

“What is not measured is not done - biofortification of crops in Uganda”. Paper for the annual meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S). Denver, 11-14 November 2015.

“Gendered inequalities:  addressing maternal nutrition in Uganda.“ Paper for the Panel „Differences that matter: inequalities in global health“ (co-organized by E. Yates-Doerr) at the EASA and RAI conference “Anthropology and global health: Interrogating theory, policy and practice. Brighton, 9-11 September 2015.

“Handling uncertainties of ill health in Sudan: establishing urgency and mobilizing care.” Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany, “Future Africa”, Bayreuth, 11-14 June 2014

“Das Essen vermeiden. Die Bewältigung von Ungewissheit im Nordostsudan.” Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Hamburg, 17 April 2014

“Regulating vulnerability in Sudan: murky mercury and endangered/dangerous things in artisanal gold mining”. CRESC Conference 2013. In/vulnerabilities and Social Change: Precarious Lives and Experimental Knowledge. SOAS, London, 4-6 September 2013

“Managing uncertainties: metal detectors and organizational forms in Sudan's artisanal gold mining sector”. Situating Media. Ethnographic Inquiries into Mediation. Summer School. DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Locating Media, University of Siegen, 15-19 July 2013

 
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