Nadine Sieveking

Nadine Sieveking
  • Senior Researcher (CAS)
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  • Nadine Sieveking is an anthropologist working on transcultural practices, mobility, translocal social spaces and urban transformations. After her dissertation on African Dance in Berlin she conducted research on development, gender and Muslim society in Senegal, as well as on migration from and within West Africa. Her current research project examines the border crossing networks of contemporary African dance, focusing on the professionalization of artistic practice and its gendered dynamics. She uses the lens of artistic creation to analyse social transformation processes shaping new urban middle class milieus. Her research links up performance, embodiment, gender, development, and transnational migration, and is based on fieldwork in Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Germany.

     

    Curriculum Vitae

    1967

    born in Erlangen, Germany

    1992-1995 

    Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft) at the Department for Modern Languages, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main 

    1995 

    Magister Artium (MA) in Modern Languages, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Degree: “Sehr gut“

    1997-2001

    Fellow of the German Research Foundation Graduate Student Programme “Körperinszenierungen”, Free University, Berlin

    2002-2003

    Fellow of the Berlin Programme Promoting Equal Chances for Women in Research and Teaching, Humboldt-University, Berlin

    2003 

    Doctoral Degree in Political and Social Sciences, Free University, Berlin, Degree: „Summa Cum Laude“

    2003-2005

    Researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Sociology of Development Research Center, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

    2005-2006  

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Lise Meitner Programme, Ministry for Science and Research, Nordrhein-Westfalen

    2007-2008

    Researcher (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Transnationalisation and Development Research Center, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

    2008-2010 

     Lecturer (Lehrkraft für besondere Aufgaben) at the Transnationalisation and Development Research Center, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

    Since April 2010

    Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Area Studies, Leipzig University

    Publications

    Books

     

    Refereed Articles

     

    Book chapters

     

    Online Publications

     

    Main Research Fields and Current Projects

    Performance, arts, transcultural practice

    Gender, social transformation

    Transnationalization, migration

    Islam in Africa

    Current Project: Contemporary dance in West Africa as a resource for social transformation – gendered perspectives 


    Memberships and Functions

     

    European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

    Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland e.V. (VAD)

    Sektion Entwicklungssoziologie und Sozialanthropologie (ESSA) der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

     Teaching

    Current Course

    Summer Term 2012

    „Gendered Perspectives on African Societies"

    Winter Term 2011/12

     “Arts in Africa – stereotypes of ‘African Art’ and alternative perspectives”

     

    Archive

    Summer Term 2011

    “Visions of Africa – from Within and Without”

    Winter Term 2010-11

     „Arts in Africa – African Arts?“ 

    Summer Term 2010

     “Images of Africa”