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Ms Dr. Éva Rozália Hölzle

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Research Assistant in Social Anthropology (Prof. Pfaff)

 
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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

2018-10 – 2019-03
Junior Fellow at the “International Centre of Advanced Studies: Metamorphoses of the Political” (ICAS-MP), New Delhi, India

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

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

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

n.d.
“Moving On: Renouncement of Hope as a Mode of Agency at the Bangladesh-Assam Border”. Article in submission process.

n.d.
“Land, Life and Emotional Landscapes: Politics of Survival at the Margins of Bangladesh”. Book manuscript and proposal in preparation for submission.

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

  • 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)

Current research topics

Research projects

2018 -
Imaginations of Good and Bad across Generations: The Family as a Site of Moral Transformation (postdoctoral research project)

The project "Imaginations of Good and Bad across Generations" will track the transformation of “everyday ethics and morality” by paying attention on intergenerational relations as well as conflicts over a longer period of time in one particular Bangladeshi family. By working out the history of one family through generations the project's second aim is to understand how the political and social context, in which the family is embedded, changes over time thus enabling the understanding of larger historical transformations.

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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