Véronique Mottier

Véronique Mottier is a Professor in Sociology at the University of Lausanne and Director of Studies in Social and Political Sciences at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Arnaud Esquerre

Arnaud Esquerre, PhD in Sociology, teaches at Sciences Po Paris. His research focuses on French policies related to the « sects » and the practice of psychotherapy.

Florence Graezer Bideau

Florence Graezer Bideau is a lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Lausanne. She conducts research on traditions and religious and political rituals in China.

Sabrina Beeler Stücklin

Sabrina Beeler Stücklin conducted research in Mali for her PhD about institutional changes and conflicts related to fishing, herding and agriculture. Since 2008 she works in R&D at FIDES (Financial Systems Development) on microfinance.

Yazid Ben Hounet

Yazid Ben Hounet earns a PhD in Social Anthropology. He is a postdoc researcher at the University of Bern and an associate member of the the Laboratoire d’anthropologie sociale, Paris. His research focuses on the Maghreb.

Sabine Kradolfer

Sabine Kradolfer, PhD, is an anthropologist and sociologist. Her research focuses on social organization of the Mapuche in Argentina. She currently works on a postdoc project about indigenous movements.

Valerio Simoni

Valerio Simoni graduated in Social Anthropology at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Since 2005 he has been a PhD student at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. His research deals with informal encounters between foreign tourists and members of the visited population in Cuba, and focuses on the ambiguous and controversial relationships that emerge from such encounters.

Carena Brenner

Carena Brenner is a PhD student at the University of Macerata and Lüneburg. She is interested in the transformation of anthropology and the ethnographic film. Postcolonial theories, transculturalism, ethnography and globalization are her main research topics.

Brigit Allenbach

Brigit Allenbach teaches at the University of Fribourg and co-direct the research project « Migration and religion » of NPR 58

Simone Haug und Julia Weber

Simone Haug and Julia Weber are about to complete their studies in ethnology. In 2005, they have founded zeitpunktbild a social photography collective.

Reto Kuster

Reto Kuster is doing his PhD at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. The photographs were taken during fieldwork in the Ituri forest.

Institut für Sozialanthropologie Universität Bern Länggass-Strasse 49a, 3000 Bern 9

Vanessa Langer

Vanessa Langer studied Ethnology and has produced several films in Yemen, Madagascar and Iran. Regards sur le voile (2004) received an award at the Royal Anthropological Institute Festival in Oxford in 2005.

Martin Sökefeld

Martin Sökefeld has started to admire Pakistani truck art during field work in Pakistan in 1991. He was assistant professor at the Institut of Social Anthropology at the University of Berne. Since september 2008 he is professor at the Ludwig- Maximilians-University Munich. He works mainly on diaspora, transnational politics and politics of identity.

Aymon Kreil

Aymon Kreil is a PhD student at the Institute of Ethnology in Neuchâtel and at EHESS in Paris.

Géraldine Morel-Baro

Géraldine Morel-Baro is a PhD student at the Institute of Ethnology in Neuchâtel. Her research is about the secret society abakuá, identity, power and territory.

Barbara Muller

Barbara Muller is a researcher at the Institute of anthropology and sociology (University of Lausanne). Her research is about alternative medecine in oncology.

Eva Soom Ammann

Eva Soom Ammann studied ethnology and sociology in Berlin and Bern. She is a PhD student in Anthropology at the University of Bern.

Universität Bern · IZFG · Erlachstrasse 9C · 3012 Bern

Guest Editors

Séverine Rey

Raymod Ammann