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Frau Dr. Éva Rozália Hölzle

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Bereich Sozialanthropologie (Prof. Pfaff)

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2. Fakultät für Soziologie / Arbeitsbereiche / Arbeitsbereich 6 - Soziologie der Transnationalisierung und Sozialanthropologie

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Bereich Sozialanthropologie (Prof. Pfaff)

3. Fakultät für Soziologie / Arbeitsbereiche / Arbeitsbereich 6 - Soziologie der Transnationalisierung und Sozialanthropologie / AG Pfaff

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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin im Bereich Sozialanthropologie (Prof. Pfaff)

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Fakultätskonferenz (Mitglied des akademischen Mittelbaus)

6. Fakultät für Soziologie / Kommissionen und Ausschüsse / Kommission für Forschung und wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs

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Forschungskommission (Mitglied der wissenschaftlichen MitarbeiterInnen)

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

2017-08-28
Defense of the doctoral dissertation (summa cum laude)

2012-02 – 2017-08
Doctoral studies in Social Anthropology, Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany

2009-04 – 2011-07
Master of Arts in Sociology (major in Social Anthropology), Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2007-04 – 2009-03
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (major in Social Anthropology), Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2002-09 – 2004-10
Study of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Eötvös Lóránd University (ELTE), Budapest, Hungary

1995-10 – 1996-08
Journalism (major Investigative Journalism), Ady Endre College for Journalism, Nagyvárad, Romania

Professional Career

2019-10 – today
Coordinator in the Research Network Shaping Asia

2020-04 – today
Research associate in the project “Knowledge Production and Circulation” of the Shaping Asia Research Network, led by Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka

2017-10 – today
Research associate and lecturer at the Research Group Social Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2018-10 – 2019-03
Post-doctoral fellow at the M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS-MP), an Indo-German research cooperation funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, New Delhi, India

2017-03
Visiting lecturer at Kathmandu University, Nepal

2013-03 – 2017-03
Research collaborator and lecturer at the Research Group Social Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2011-03 – 2014-03
Research collaborator in the research project “Micro dynamics of political communication in the World Society. The Social Life of the Democracy Concept in Bangladesh and Senegal”, funded by DFG, Research Group Social Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2010-02 – 2011-01
Student assistant in the research project “Ethnicization and De-Ethnicization of Politics. Media, Actors and Semantics of Ethnicity in Transnational Communicative Space”, funded by DFG, Research Group Social Anthropology, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2001-09 – 2003-01
Project manager of regional development projects for the Ministry of Economy and Traffic as well as the Department for Information Systems of the Prime Minister’s Office, Regionális Fejlesztési Holding RT., Budapest

1996-09 – 2000-08
Independent reporter

Conference papers

2021-01-09--10
“Knowing the Forest: Modes of Living at the Borderlands of India and Bangladesh”, paper presented at the Workshop “Knowledge on the Move: Connectivities, Frontiers, Translations”, The University of Tokyo, Japan.

2019-09-05--06
“Pragmatic Ethnography: Or How to Peel Back the Layers of Meaning across Space and Time”, paper presented at ZIF Workshop “Entangled Comparisons: Grounding Research on Asia – Expanding Research Methodologies”, Bielefeld University, Germany.

2019-04-15
“Anthropology, Ethnography and Ethics of Fieldwork”, paper presented at Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, Bielefeld University, Germany (invited talk)

2019-02-24
“Succession, Responsibility and the Moral Transformation of the Self in a War-Khasi Family at the Bangladesh-Tripura Border”, paper presented at M.S. Merian – R. Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies “Metamorphoses of the Political: Comparative Perspectives on the Long Twentieth Century” (ICAS-MP), an Indo-German research cooperation funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, New Delhi, India

2019-02-15
“The Intricate Layers of Experiencing Land Loss in North-East Bangladesh”, paper presented at Department of Political Science, Kamla Nehru College, New Delhi, India (invited talk)

2018-12-13
“Anthropology and Ethnographic Fieldwork”, paper presented at Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India (invited talk)

2018-07-11-12
“Cruel Unity: Practices and Ideas of Belonging in a Bangladeshi War-Khasi Family”, Bielefeld, Bielefeld University

2016-12-12-14
“Moving On: Agency Beyond Indigenous Rights Activism at the Bangladesh-Assam Border”, 5th Asian Borderlands Conference, Kathmandu

2016-11-30
“Aakrosh: Triggers of Wrath in Madhupur Forest”, Max Weber College, University of Erfurt, Germany

2016-06-24-26
“Radical Hope and a Crisis of Being”, Association for Asian Studies 2014 Annual Conference, Kyoto, Japan

2015-05-18-19
“Time, Violence, Militarization”, 9th European PhD Workshop on South Asian Studies, Flasterbo, Lund University, Sweden

2014-07-23-26
“'Latent Powers': Expanding Army Cantonments in Bangladesh”, 23rd European Conference on South Asian Studies, Zürich, University of Zürich, Switzerland

2014-03-27-30
“'Green Grabs': The Violence of the Protected Areas in Bangladesh”, Association for Asian Studies 2014 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2013-10-24-26
“Democracy on No-Man's Land? Dispossession, Violence and Fear at the Bangladesh-Assam Border”; Conference: “Spaces of Violence in Democracies”, ZIF, Bielefeld University

Scholarly organization

2018-07-11-12
Co-convener with Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, “Price of Belonging”, Academic Workshop, Bielefeld University

2016-07-27-30
Co-convener with Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, “The Price of Belonging”, 24th European Conference on South Asian Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland

2016-06-24-26
Co-convener with PD Dr. Antje Linkenbach Fuchs and Prof. Dr. Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, “Hope, desire and the work of becoming: transcending marginalization in India, Bangladesh and Nepal”, Association for Asian Studies 2014 Annual Conference, Kyoto, Japan

2012-10-16-17
Co-organizer of the international workshop
“Controversial Democratic Spaces: Land, Environment and Human Rights in Bangladesh”, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Publications

2022
Land, Life and Emotional Landscapes at the Margins of Bangladesh. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789463721752/land-life-and-emotional-landscapes-at-the-margins-of-bangladesh

2021
'Banerjee, Dwaipayan: Enduring Cancer: Life, Death, and Diagnosis in Delhi.' Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2020. "PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review" https://polarjournal.org/2021/10/28/enduring-cancer/.

2020
'Pragmatic Ethnography: Or How to Peel Back Layers of Meaning by Extending Research across Space and Time.' Working Papers in Social Anthropology 377. Bielefeld: Bielefeld University.

2020
'Frost, Nicola, and Tom Selwyn (eds.): Travelling towards Home. Mobilities and Homemaking.' New York: Berghahn Books, 2018. Anthropos 115 (1): 220-221.

2017
'Between Fear and Hope at the Bangladesh-Assam Border.' Asian Journal of Social Science 45 (6): 748-777.

2012
’Land is like mother to us Khasis’: The Situation of Indigenous Peoples in the Hilly Regions of Sylhet. Solidarity: Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum 09 August: 115-124.

Teaching Experience

  • Ethics and Morality: Anthropological Approaches (SS 2020)
  • Introduction to Political Anthropology (SS 2020)
  • Price of Belonging (SS 2019)
  • Anthropology of Life (SS 2019)
  • Agency: Anthropological Understandings (SS 2019)
  • Anthropology of Life (SS 2018)
  • Price of Belonging (WS 2017/18)
  • South Asian Middle Class in Postcolonial Contexts: Family, Mobility, Inequality (SS 2017)
  • Anthropology of (Extra) Ordinary Politics (WS 2016/17)
  • Agency: Anthropological Understandings (SS 2016)
  • The Price of Belonging (WS 2015/16)
  • Anthropology, Violence, Emotions (SS 2015)
  • Anthropology of (Extra)Ordinary Politics (WS 2014/15)
  • Inequality, Conflicts and Social Movements in South Asia (SS 2014)
  • Anthropology of Fear (WS 2013/14)
  • Micro-dynamics of Democratization (SS 2013)

Grants and third party funds

  • Workshop grant from German Research Foundation for the academic workshop “Price of Belonging” (2018)
  • Workshop grant from European Association for South Asian Studies for the academic workshop “Price of Belonging” (2017)
  • Research grant from Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University (2014)
  • Research grant from Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University (2013)
  • Research grant from German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2010)

Memberships

2017 - today
Member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial und Kulturanthropologie

2014 - today
Member of the Royal Anthropological Institute

2013 - today
Member of the European Association for South Asian Studies

2013 - today
Member of the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology

2013 - today
Member of the American Anthropological Association

Languages

Hungarian (mother tongue); English (fluent); German (fluent); Romanian (good reading and writing command); Bengali (advanced), War-Khasi (advanced)

Aktuelle Forschungsthemen

Research projects

1st October 2023 - 30th September 2026 (Funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung)
Cultivating Ethics Across Generations: Translocal Dynamics of Kin Relations in Bangladesh and Northeast India (postdoctoral research project)

The project "Cultivating Ethics Across Generation" explores the history of one extended family divided by a national border: one half of the family living in Bangladesh and the other in Meghalaya, Northeast India. The aim of this project is to track the transformation of ‘everyday ethics and morality’ by focusing on intergenerational relations. How do practices and imaginations of good and bad change across generations, and how do these moral transformations contribute to the reconfiguration of kin relations? Besides living in two different countries and thus fostering translocal kinship ties, the particularity of this extended family is that, as ethnic Khasis, they practice matriliny and matrilocality. While matriliny describes ‘a way of reckoning descent and belonging through the female line’ (Johnson 2016, 1), matrilocality refers to the custom wherein, after marriage, the husband moves to the wife’s house. Due to these kinship practices, the defining features of the local kin relations are not those of the nuclear family but the relationship between siblings, and not the parent-child connection but the interactions between maternal uncles/ aunts with their nephews/ nieces. Such kinship arrangements challenge the Euro-American ideal of nuclear families and allow for the exploration of other ways of forging relatedness.

By examining the history of an extended family through generations, the goal of this project is threefold. First, it aims to gain an understanding of how certain ideas and practices—considered unacceptable in one particular moment of time—turn out to be regarded as normal, good or right. Drawing on the conceptual framework of pragmatism and ‘ordinary ethics’, it is assumed that what is considered normal, good, and right is not static. Instead, these things are prone to change through everyday negotiations and contests. Focusing on intergenerational relationships, particularly everyday social drama—covert and overt tensions—among different age groups, is fruitful as these are situations where such shifts become visible. Second, through the history of the family, this project aims to illustrate how the political and social contexts in which the two families are embedded change over time, thus enabling a comparative understanding of larger historical transformations. Third, moral changes in a family do not occur separately from global reconfigurations. Family events often arise in response to larger normative reshuffling by either emulating or resisting it. Thus, following the ups and downs of a family saga allows one to see how the global and local are knitted into each other in unpredictable ways.

2012-02 – 2017-08
Land, Life and Emotional Landscapes: Politics of Survival at the Margins of Bangladesh (dissertation)

"Land, Life and Emotional Landscapes: Politics of Survival at the Margins of Bangladesh" is an in-depth ethnographic study based on 24 months of intensive fieldwork. The study analyses the struggles over land in northeastern border regions of Bangladesh from the perspective of small-scale indigenous farmers who have already lost or are threatened with losing their land. Theoretically and empirically the research project is positioned at the intersection of anthropology of violence and anthropology of life working out both the micro manifestations of violence but also the different modalities of agency of the affected farmers and thus shedding light on life under heightened uncertainty.

Research areas

  • Kinship, Family and Intergenerational Relationships
  • Anthropology of Violence
  • Anthropology of Life
  • Indigenous Rights
  • Land rights and land dispossession

Regional research areas

Bangladesh and North-East India (Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya)

Fieldwork experience

27 months of fieldwork (2010-2018) in Bangladesh and in the borderlands to Tripura, Assam and Meghalaya.

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