Externally funded projects

Current externally funded projects

How Does the Law Assess, Address, Shape and Produce the Vulnerabilities of the Protection Seekers?

Project funded by the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870845 (2020–2023).
Contact: Luc Leboeuf (leboeuf@eth.mpg.de)

Money, Risk and Politics in Eastern Europe

Emmy Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2019-2025)
Contact: Marek Mikuš (mikus@eth.mpg.de)

Affective Dynamics in the Digital Transformation of German Immigration Management

Project B07 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Affective Societies” (CRC 1171), supported by the German Research Foundation (2019–2023)
Contact: Larissa Vetters (vetters@eth.mpg.de)

Completed externally funded projects

Emmy Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2016-2021)
Contact: Dominik Müller (muellerdo@eth.mpg.de)
Civilisation and moral economy in the 21st century.

Project funded by the European Research Council in the Seventh Framework Programme (ERC Advanced Grant) (2014–2019)
Contact: Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de)

Governance and Environmentality in East Africa

Participation in a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC) (2014–2021)
Contact: (schlee@eth.mpg.de)
Law in search of legitimacy.

Participation in a project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the University of Ottawa, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2013–2018)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets (foblets@eth.mpg.de)

An ethnographic study of state-migrant interactions in administrative courts.

Project funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (2015–2017)
Contact: Larissa Vetters (vetters@eth.mpg.de)

A comparative study of identity dynamics and of the regulation of religion.

Participation in a project funded by Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Insight Grants (2012–2017)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets (foblets@eth.mpg.de)

The case of the Uzbeks in Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

D-A-CH-Project funded by the by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (2012–2016)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Participation in a project funded by the International Research Acceleration Program (IRAP), University of Ottawa (2012–2014)
Contact: Marie-Claire Foblets (foblets@eth.mpg.de)

Local and diaspora conceptions of retributive and restorative justice between shari’a, customary and human rights law in Somalia and Ethiopia’s Somali Region.

Project funded by the German Foundation for Peace Research (DSF) (2011–2013)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Historical and anthropological perspectives.

Joint Program funded by DAAD (Germany) and CRUP (Portugal) (2011–2012)
Contact: Patrice Ladwig

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (kbenda@eth.mpg.de)

High-tech equipment, perception of space and spatial orientation of nomadic and settled populations of the Russian Arctic.

Project E8 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Central Asian nomads in colonial times.

Project D5 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2008–2012)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings. Case studies from the Horn of Africa.

Participation in a project funded by the European Union's Sevenths Framework Programme (2008–2011)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

An anthropological study of public and private meanings of religion in postsocialist society.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2007–2010)
Contact: Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de)

A comparative research and network building project in six African countries (Chad, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sudan).

Participation in a project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2006–2011)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de) and Jacqueline Knörr (knoerr@eth.mpg.de)

Marie Curie Host Fellowships for Early Stage Research Training (EST)
funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2006–2010)
Contact: Bettina Mann (mann@eth.mpg.de)

Courts of elders (aqsaqals) in Kyrgyzstan.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2006–2008)
Contact: Keebet von Benda-Beckmann (kbenda@eth.mpg.de)

Nomads and sedentary people in Northwest Siberia.

Project B6 in the Collaborative Research Centre “Difference and Integration” (SFB 586), supported by the German Research Foundation (2004–2008)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)

Project funded by the European Union's Sixth Framework Programme (2004–2008)
Contact: Patrick Heady (heady@eth.mpg.de)

An anthropological study.

Project funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2003–2006)
Contact: Chris Hann (hann@eth.mpg.de)

On the difference and relevance of two systems of social relationships. The case of the Fulbe societies of northern Cameroon and northern Benin.

This research was part of a comparative project “Freundschaft und Verwandtschaft” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2002–2005)
Contact: Günther Schlee (schlee@eth.mpg.de)
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