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Prof. Dr. Thomas Widlok

Professor of the cultural anthropology of Africa

Postal address:
Institute for African Studies
University of Cologne
50923 Cologne

Office address:
Meister-Ekkehart-Str. 7
2nd floor

E-mail: Thomas Widlok
Phone: +49 (0)221 470 4741
Secretary: +49 (0)221 470 3504
Fax: +49 (0)221 470 5158

Office hours: Tuesday 16:00-17:00 (after prior arrangement by email)

Most Relevant Publications

  • Widlok, T. 2017 “The anthropology of the economy of sharing.” London: Routledge
  • Widlok, T. 2015 "Making persons accountable: The impact of identification technology and of legal incorporation on notions of the person" Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 140:191-205.
  • Widlok, T. 2015. Kulturtechniken: ethnographisch fremd und anthropologisch fremd. Eine Kritik an ökologisch-phänomenologischen und kognitiv-modularisierenden Ansätzen. In: T. Kienlin (ed.), Fremdheit. Perspektiven auf das Andere. Cologne Contributions to Archaeology and Cul-tural Studies. Bonn: Habelt, pp. 41-59.
  • Widlok, T. 2014. “Agency, Time and Causality.” Frontiers in Psychology 5:1264.

Most Relevant Research Topics

  • Comparative ethnography of hunter-gatherers
  • Social practices of sharing and (re-)distribution
  • Anthropological approaches to time and place