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Prof. Dr. Thomas Widlok

Professor of the cultural anthropology of Africa

E-mail: thomas.widlok[at]
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. 2020. "Zur Bedeutung der Sprache für die ethnologische Feldforschung" In: Bettina Beer and Anika König (eds) Methoden ethnologischer Feldforschung. Berlin: Reimer, pp. 77-90.
  • Widlok, T. 2019. “The situationality of human-animal relationships.” Bielefeld: transcript. [Edited with T. Breyer]
  • Widlok, T. 2017. “The anthropology of the economy of sharing.” London: Routledge
  • 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