Angela Dressler

Angela Dressler has a doctoral degree in cultural anthropology and ethnography. She has a parallel socialisation as a journalist. She worked as a spot reporter and editor, later as an author for the public service television. She is a founding member of the EASA and author of the book “Nachrichtenwelten. Hinter den Kulissen der Auslandsberichterstattung. Eine Ethnographie” (transcript 2008). Angela Dressler lives and works in Berlin.

Mathilde Bourrier

Mathilde Bourrier, sociologist of work and organisation, is a professor of sociology at the department of sociology of the University of Geneva. She works on high-risk organisations and in particular on the consequences of the extreme proceduralisation of work sequences, on transgressions of rules, on the factors of organisational reliability and on the influences of the organisational conception on work practices.

Département de Sociologie, Université de Genève, Bd. du Pont-d'Arve 40, 1211 Genève 4

Célina Peloso

Célina Peloso is a Ph.D. student at the University of Nizza Sophia Antipolis, she is working currently on her doctoral thesis about the challenges of socio-politcal strategies of development on the French part of the Caribbean island Saint-Martin. Beforehand, she dedicated her research for her Master 2 to the question of mediatisation and mediation of politics in the French part of the island Saint-Martin (Lesser Antilles). She worked for several months as a trainee at a French local newspaper. As a sort of “action research” in situ, this traineeship enabled her to know local discourses and media practices. During her studies in ethnology she worked for different Newspapers of Nizza as a trainee and employee.
Laboratoire CIRCPLES (EA 3159), Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis,

Laboratoire CIRCPLES (EA 3159), Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, BP 3209, 98 Bd E. Herriot, 06204 Nice cedex 3, France

Brian McKenna

Brian McKenna is an Assistant Professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His research and practice focuses on how to reinvent «social medicine» for the 21st century. He focuses on three elements: 1) transforming US biomedical education towards critical medical anthropological ends; 2) building theoretical engagements between anthropology, journalism, public education and critical media action; and 3) publically challenging the reconfigured «company town» culture of neoliberalism.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn, Department of Behavioral Sciences, 4901 Evergreen Rd., 4025 CASL Building, Dearborn, MI 48128-1491, USA

Miriam Grabenheinrich

Miriam Grabenheinrich has studied ethnology and applied sciences of culture in Münster. Since 2002 she works as a free-lance journalist, specialised in science for German Televisions and Radios. Regularly, she is holding seminars in different German Universities. Since 2009 she is responsible for the scientific communication of “neurocognition and movement” at the University of Bielefeld. Her doctoral thesis deals with stereotypes of Africa and Africans in local TV programmes.

Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Erziehungswissenschaft, Postfach 10 01 30, D-33501 Bielefeld

Géraldine Morel-Baró und Luis Felipe Baró Diaz

Géraldine Morel-Baró is a Ph.D. student and assistant at the University of Neuchâtel. Since 1999 she carried out several field researches in Cuba and is studying since 2005 the construction of masculinity and power among the members of the secret society Abakuá in Havana and also its relations to the revolutionary government.

Institut d’ethnologie, Rue St-Nicolas 4, 2000 Neuchâtel

Sabine Zurschmitten

Sabine Zurschmitten is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern, where she presently works as an assistant lecturer. Her dissertation project is supervised by Professor Heinzpeter Znoj and is part of the inter-disciplinary research cluster «Staging Difference: Inter-religious Conflicts in South- and Southeast Asia», which has been funded by the former Karman Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Faculty of Philosophy and History, University of Bern.

Institut für Sozialanthropologie, Universität Bern, Länggassstr. 49a, 3000 Bern 9

Sabine Kradolfer

Sabine Kradolfer is anthropologist and sociologist. She is currently scholar of the SNF at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the National University of Rio Negro (Argentina). Her doctoral thesis, commonly supervised by the Universities of Lausanne and Paris III-Sorbonne Nouvelle, treats the social organisation of Mapuche communities in the Province of Neuquéen (Argentina). Simultaneously to her anthropological work, she was the codirector of a research on the next generation of scientists at the University of Lausanne from 2006 to June 2008.

AHCISP, Universidad autònoma de Barcelona, Facultat de psicologia i lletres, Departament d’antropologia social i cultural 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), España.

Hélène Martin

Hélène Martin is anthropologist and professor at the school for social and pedagogic studies (EESP, University of Social Work and Health).

EESP Haute école de travail social et de la santé, Ch. des Abeilles 14, 1010 Lausanne

Jérôme Debons

Jérôme Debons is anthropologist. He is research fellow, previously at the University of Social Work and Health (EESP) and currently at the college of health of the canton of Vaud.

HECVSanté, Unité de recherche en santé, Av. de Beaumont 21, 1005 Lausanne

Marco Motta

Marco Motta is doctoral assistant at the research centre for cultural and social anthropology (LACS) at the institute for social sciences of the University of Lausanne. He studies the rituals dedicated to the spirits on the Archipelago of Zanzibar, the theatre and also the epistemological questions about the construction of anthropological knowledge.

LACS, Université de Lausanne, Anthropole, 1015 Lausanne

Claudia Nef Saluz

Claudia Nef Saluz is presently working on her dissertation project on «Contemporary forms of Islamic student activism in Indonesia» at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Zurich. Her dissertation is jointly supervised by Prof. Dr. Shalini Randeria (University of Zurich), Prof. Dr. Heinzpeter Znoj (University of Bern), and Prof. Dr. Martin van Bruinessen (Utrecht University). Her research is supported by the University Research Program «Asia and Europe» of the University of Zurich. Fieldwork was funded through an SNSF scholarship for prospective researchers as well as through the program «Jeunes Chercheurs», founded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The author wishes to express her gratitude to all three programmes for their generous financial support.

Ethnologisches Seminar, Universität Zürich, Andreasstrasse 15, 8050 Zürich

Martina Santschi

Martina Santschi is a social anthropologist. She works at the Swiss Peace Foundation and is pursuing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Hans-Rudolf Wicker, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern. Her PhD is funded by NCCR North-South.

Swisspeace, Sonnenbergstrasse 17, 3000 Bern 7

Céline Travési

Céline Travési is titular of a Master 2 „comparative researches in anthropology, history and sociology” (University for studies in social sciences, Marseille), supervised by Laurent Dousset (Centre of Research and Documentations for Oceania). She is working as adoctoral assistant at the Unit of teaching and research of tourism at the Universitary Institute Kurt Bösch (Sion) and on her doctoral thesis in anthropology of tourism.

Institut universitaire Kurt Bösch, Case postale 4176, 1950 Sion 4

Cecilia Speranza · Mitglied PASSAGEN, Forschungskreis Migration und Geschlecht (, Basel
Olivier Schinz
Anne Lavanchy · Université de Neuchâtel
Cyril Isnart · Universidade de Evora (Portugal)
Juliane Neuhaus · Ethnologisches Seminar der Universität Zürich

Arbeitsgruppe « Ethik »
Marc-Antoine Berthod (HES-SO, HETS&Sa-EESP, Lausanne)
Jérémie Forney (Institut d’ethnologie, UNINE)
Sabine Kradolfer (UAB, Barcelone et UNRN, Bariloche, Argentine)
Juliane Neuhaus (Ethnologisches Seminar, UZH)
Laurence Ossipow Wuest (HES-SO, HETS, Genève)
Yannis Papadaniel (Institut des sciences sociales, UNIL)
Julie Perrin (Institut d’ethnologie, UNINE)