Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Dr. Eva Riedke

Vita

 

 

Dr. Eva Riedke

2017–2018 Post-doc researcher, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2017 Post-doc start-up grant Fellow, Universität Leipzig. Funded through the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1448

2017 PhD in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2013-2016 PhD grant, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

2011-2013 PhD candidate in the project ‘African Political Cultures’ at the Department of Sociology, University of Siegen. Project was part of the DFG Priority Programme SPP 1448

2009-2011 MA in Culture and Environment Africa (CEA), Universität zu Köln

2010-2011 Project Assistant, Global Water System Project (GWSP),
 Zentrum für Entwicklungsforschung (ZEF) in Bonn

2009 Project Assistant, Stiftung Entwicklung und Frieden (SEF) in Bonn

2005-2008 BSc in Applied Social Sciences (Anthropology), University of Southampton

Research interests

Eva Riedke’s research and teaching draws inspiration from political anthropology, anthropology of the state, infrastructure studies, feminist and gender studies and Science and Technology Studies (STS). Her research has focused on forms of political participation, the relationship of culture and technology, infrastructures and their crises as well as human-environment relations.

She is currently beginning a new project focusing on micro-solar products, pursuing ethnographic research of so-called life lived ‘off the grid’ in Kenya. The project will follow the proposition that ‘thinking with grids’ offers an important avenue for interrogating and apprehending the contemporary state of ‘development’; renders tangible the multiple grids of power and knowledge within which people are connected, mapped, understood and made visible; provides new insights into politics of connection and disconnection; and allows us to shed new light on forms of post-colonial politics – including struggles for recognition, claims to citizenship, and political imaginaries.

Regional focus:

  • Southern Africa, particularly South Africa, and East Africa


Empirical research:

  • 2 months field research in Cape Town, South Africa (2011)
  • 13 months field research in Durban, South Africa (2011-2013)

Function within the Center

Research Associate (Postdoc) 

Selected Publications

Drotbohm, Heike & Eva Riedke (2018) ‘Expecting justice: struggling with the indeterminate between ideals and practices’, The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law, Vol. 50, Issue 3, pp. 294-298.

Riedke, Eva (2018) ‘Concerning Issues: Making Things Political in Durban’, published PhD Dissertation, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Available open source through Gutenberg Qualify. nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:77-diss-1000021179.

Riedke, Eva (2016) ‘Antagonising ‘past times’ - A King Shaka statue in Durban’. IN: Riedke, E. (Ed.) The ordering power of narratives, Working Paper of the DFG Priority Programme 1448, Nr. 21, pp. 5-16.

Riedke, Eva & Rottenburg, Richard (2016) ‘Introduction’. IN: Riedke, E. (Ed) The ordering power of narratives, Working Paper of the DFG Priority Programme 1448, Nr. 21, pp. 5-16.
 
Riedke, Eva (2015) ‘You shouldn’t be seen talking to them!’ - Accidental frontlines, building trust and coping with danger’. Civilisations, Vol. 64, pp. 115-125.


Kontakt

Tel. 07531 88-2907
E-Mail eva.riedke@uni-konstanz.de