Alumni Senior Fellow

PD Dr Christian Meyer

Alumni Fellows

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 196
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)203 29861-100
Fax: +49 (0)203 29861-199
E-mail: meyer@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

PD Dr. Christian Meyer joined Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Senior Fellow. He conducted his research in Research Unit 2 “Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation” from October 2012 to July 2013.

Research Interests

  • The anthropological bases, the cultural shaping, and the boundaries of cooperative social practices
  • Changes in the forms and modalities of social interaction caused by globalization, artificial intelligence and dementia
  • Intercorporeality and embodiment in collaborative situated activities (such as sports, work, everday life, religion, scientific practice)
  • Local appropriations and vernacularizations of global discourses about the "good life" in Senegal and beyond
  • Hybridity, creativity and improvisation in Afro-Brazilian cultures and beyond

Current Projects

  • Communication under Pressure: Intercorporeality and situated practice in sports (funded by the DFG); together with Joerg Bergmann and Ulrich v. Wedelstaedt
  • Microdynamics of political communication in world society: the social life of democracy in two Islamic states (Bangladesh and Senegal (funded by the DFG); together with Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka, Eva Gerharz and Sambalaye Diop
  • Information and data infrastructure. Project in the SFB 882 "From heterogeneity to inequality" (funded by the DFG); together with Stefan Liebig and Johanna Vompras
  • Doing social research: an ethnography of scientific practice (funded by the Presidential Office of the University of Bielefeld); together with Christian Meier zu Verl

Vita

04/2012-09/2012 University of Halle-Wittenberg
Department of Sociology
Visiting Professor
04/2011-03/2012 University of Bielefeld
Faculty for Sociology
Associate Professor (akademischer Oberrat)
04/2008-03/2011 University of Bielefeld
Faculty for Sociology
Assistant Professor (akademischer Rat)
10/2007-03/2008 University of Bielefeld
Faculty for Sociology
Senior Lecturer
04/2004-09/2007 University of Mainz
Department of Anthropology and African Studies
Research Fellow and Co-director of the project: "Persuasive Communication among the Wolof: The Interplay of Cultural and Linguistic Aspects" (funded by the Volkswagen Foundation); together with Anna M. Diagne
04/2002-03/2004 University of Mainz
SFB 295: "Cultural and Linguistic Contacts: Processes of Change in Areas of Historical Conflict"
Research Fellow
10/1998-03/2002 University of Mainz
Department of Anthropology and African Studies
Junior Lecturer

Selected Publications

Meyer, Christian (2012): Sozialität in Slow Motion: Theoretische und empirische Perspektiven (Festschrift für Jörg Bergmann), Wiesbaden (with R. Ayaß)

Meyer, Christian / G. Ueding (Hrsg.) (2012): Interkulturelle Kommunikation, In: Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik, Bd. 11. Tübingen: Niemeyer, S. 388-99 (with F. Girke)

Meyer, Christian (2011): The Rhetorical Emergence of Culture, Oxford: Berghahn,  S. 342 (with F. Girke)

Meyer, Christian (2011): Körper und Sinne bei den Wolof Nordwestsenegals. Eine mikroethnographische Perspektive, Paideuma 57, S. 97-120.

Meyer, Christian (2011): Communication Wolof et Société Sénégalaise: Héritage et Création, Paris: L’Harmattan 2011, (with A.M. Diagne and S. Kesseler)

Meyer, Christian (2010): Gestenforschung als Praxeologie: Zu Jürgen Streecks Mikroethnographie der Gestik, Gesprächsforschung 11: S. 208-30

Meyer, Christian (2010): Performing spirits: Shifting agencies in Brazilian Umbanda rituals, In: Ritual Dynamics and the Science of Ritual. Volume II - Body, performance, agency and experience, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, S. 35-58. (with A. Michaels, A. Chaniotis et al)

Meyer, Christian (2009): Ereignisethnographie und methodologischer Situationalismus: Auswege aus der Krise der ethnographischen Repräsentation? In: Hg. v. P. Berger, J. Berrenberg, B. Fuhrmann, J. Seebode and C. Strümpell: Feldforschung, Ethnologische Zugänge zu sozialen Wirklichkeiten, Berlin: Weißensee Verlag, S. 401-36.

Meyer, Christian (2009): Parallelgesellschaften und interne Grenzgebiete: Der afrobrasilianische Synkretismus als sozialhistorische Quelle, In: Hg. v. H. Drotbohm u. L.R. de Olmos: Kontrapunkte: Theoretische Transitionen und empirischer Transfer in der Afroamerikaforschung,  Marburg: Curupira, S. 139-62

Meyer, Christian (2009): Neoklassische Feldforschung: Die mikroskopische Untersuchung sozialer Ereignisse als ethnographische Methode. Mit vier Kommentaren und einer Replik, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 134, 1: S. 79-129. (with N. Schareika)

Meyer, Christian (2008): Persuasive Interaktion und soziale Beeinflussung. Zur Mikrophysik der Macht in einem Wolof-Dorf Nordwest-Senegals, Paideuma 54 : S. 151-72.

Meyer, Christian (2007): Macht, Sprache, Öffentlichkeit. Metadiskursives Wissen als Hinweis auf die Konfiguration sozialer Räume bei den Wolof Nordwestsenegals, Sociologus 57, 2 : S. 177-206.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Introduction to Sociological Theory, University of Halle-Wittenberg (Summer 2012)
  • Classical and Current Positions in the Study of Culture, University of Halle-Wittenberg (Summer 2012)
  • The Ethnographic Study of Scientific Practice, University of Halle-Wittenberg (Summer 2012)
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods of Social Research II. Topic of Research Practice: People and Things, Bielefeld University (Winter 2011/2012)
  • Visual Anthropology and Film Analysis, Bielefeld University (Winter 2011/2012)
  • Microsociology: Theories and Methods, Bielefeld University (Winter 2011/2012)
  • Introduction to Political Anthropology, Bielefeld University (Summer 2011)
  • Qualitative Methods for Doctoral Students of the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University (Summer 2011)
  • Introduction to Social Anthropology, Bielefeld University (Winter 2010/11)
  • Introduction to Qualitative Methods of Social Research I, Bielefeld University (Winter 2010/11)
  • Emotion in Interaction, Bielefeld University (Summer 2009)
  • Cultural Contact, Bielefeld University (Winter 2007/08)

Seminars and Conferences

  • Media of Accountability, Panel at the Biennial Conference of the German Association for Media Studies, October 6, 2012, University of Frankfurt (with Erhard Schüttpelz & Tristan Thielmann)
  • The Body Shop: Senses in Interaction. International Conference, May 12-15, 2011, University of Texas at Austin (with Juergen Streeck & J. Scott Jordan)
  • Micro-Disasters. Workshop at the International Conference “Communicating Disaster”, January 13-15, 2011, Center for interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University (with Hendrik Vollmer)
  • Conversation Analysis in Non-Western Settings. Panel + Workshop at the International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA 10), July 4-8, 2010, University of Mannheim (with Rose M. Beck)
  • Sociological vs. Anthropological Ethnography. Capacities and Perspectives of a Distinction, May 21-22, 2010, HU Berlin, Department of European Anthropology (with Thomas Scheffer)
  • Speech and Body in Interaction: Ethnographic Case Studies, October 12-13, 2007, Department of Anthropology, Free University of Berlin (with Jan P. Heiss)
  • Neo-classical Fieldwork: Microethnography as Research Strategy, Panel at the DGV Conference, October 1-4, 2007, University of Halle-Wittenberg (with Nik Schareika)
  • Communication et Société chez les Wolof, June 3-6, 2006, Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis du Sénégal (with Anna M. Diagne)
  • Rhetoric Culture Conference IV: Politics & Economics, July 16-20, 2005, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (with Anna M. Brandstetter, Felix Girke & Ivo Strecker)
  • Rhetoric Culture Conference III: Social Relations & Religion, February 13-17, 2005, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (with Felix Girke & Ivo Strecker)
  • Rhetoric Culture Conference II: Linguistics, July 4-8, 2002, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (with Felix Girke & Ivo Strecker)
  • Rhetoric Culture Conference I: General Theory, February 3-7, 2002, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (with Felix Girke & Ivo Strecker)

Membership

  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
  • International Society for Conversation Analysis (ISCA)
  • European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • German Anthropological Association (DGV)
  • German Sociological Association (DGS)

Awards

  • Appointment as Member of the Scientific Network on “Multimodality and Embodied Interaction”, Universities of Potsdam and Saarland (2012-2016, funded by the German Science Foundation)
  • Appointment as Local Fellow in the Research Group “Communicating Disaster”, Center for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld University (2011-2012)

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