Centro Incontri Umani - Ascona

Scholars in residence - Selected residential fellows

July - September 2017
David Nugent
Emory University, USA
The Encrypted State: Delusion, Denial and Displacement in the Northern Peruvian Andes
Tsung-Han Tsai
Shantou University, China
Hearing Lives: Music and Modernistic life-Writing
July - October 2016
Roland Kapferer
Deakin University, Australia
The Crime of Prometheus: The Techno-Ontological Transformation of Human Being
Maria Kontis
Artist, Australia
Exploring the Human Relationship between Drawings and the Photographs of Family Albums
Manoj NY
Department for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal University  Karnataka, India
Alcohol as Object: An Anthropological Study of Alcohol Consumption in Kerala
Harry Rothman
University of Manchester, UK
Meta-needs and Human Enhancement Technologies
Anne Berg
Artist, UK
Illuminated Diaries
June - September 2015
Hansjörg Dilger
Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Embodying Faith and Morality in the Educational Market: New Christian and Muslim Schools in Urban Tanzania
Barbara Gerke
Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin; School of Anthropology, University of Oxford
Taming the Poisonous: Transforming Mercury and Translating Toxicity in Tibetan Medical Traditions
Ying Li
Haverford College, Pennsylvania; represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York
Ascona Revisited, A Painting and Multimedia Project on the Landscape of Ticino and Northern Italy
Thomas Shor
Independent writer and photographer - Boston, Berlin
"Ganges Lament", Book project on photographs from the ancient holy city of Varanasi, India
July - September 2014
Roshan de Silva Wijeyeratne
Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Brisbane
The Role of Government in the Realization of Human Wellbeing
May - August 2013
Aurélie Biard
Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po), Paris
Islam in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Local Power Adjustments and Systems of Interdependences between Religious Actors
Jim Chalmers
School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide; School of the Environment, Flinders University of South Australia
The Role of Government in the Realization of Human Wellbeing
Tony Crook
Centre for Pacific Studies University of St Andrews
Terms of Engagement: Anthropology, Indigenous Lifeworlds and Resource Extraction in Papua New Guinea
Ying Li
Haverford College, Pennsylvania; represented by Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York
Painting project of Ascona with the surrounding landscape and water
May - August 2012
Giovanni da Col
Research Associate, Mongolia and Inner Asian Studies Unit, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Cosmopolitics of the Invisible: Spiritual Landscape, Nature and Governmentality on China's Ethnic Frontiers
Mette Marie High
Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics, London
Dangerous Fortunes: Emerging Regimes of Value in the Mongolian Gold Rush
Francis Matambirofa
African Languages Research Institute, University of Zimbabwe
Ethnicism, Tradition and Democracy: The Search for an Elusive Peace in Zimbabwe
I Nyoman Darma Putra
Indonesian Department, Faculty of Letters, Udayana University, Bali
New Composition in Textual-Singing Tradition. Articulation of Social Concerns and Cultural Identity in Sing-Back Radio and TV Programs in Bali, Indonesia
James Taylor
School of Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Red for the Whole Land: State Violence and New Awakenings in Thailand
March - August 2011
Smadar Lavie
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study and Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota; and Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21), University College Cork, Ireland
Crossing Borders, Staying Put: Mizrahim, Palestine and the Racial Formations of Israeli Zionism
Christos Lynteris
Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
Destroy the Self, Cultivate the Self: Barefoot Doctors and the Contestation of the Subject in Maoist China
David Napier
Department of Anthropology, University College London
Migration, Vulnerability, and Reconciliation
Tanya Maria Zivkovic
Research Associate, Public Health, The University of Adelaide
In-Between Bodies: The Biographical Process of Tibetanised Lamas
February - September 2010
Paul Theodore Cohen
Department of  Anthropology, Division of Society, Culture, Media Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Drug War Symbolism, Opium and Poverty in Northern Laos
Caroline Ifeka
Hon. Research Fellow
Department of Anthropology, University College London
Corruption, Oligopolies and Coercionin Predatory Networks of Power, Africa and the West (1950s–2000s)
Hideko Mitsui
Department of East Asian Studies, Cambridge University
Cosmopolitan Lives and Spaces in Japan
Anastasia Tasoula Vervenioti
Hellenic Open University, Greece
Children in the Greek Civil War
Jörg Zutter
Independent Art Historian and Museum Consultant, Geneva
In the aftermath of Gauguin’s stain in French Polynesia: Segalen, Matisse and Murnau in Tahiti
February - September 2009
Roy Dilley
Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
Imperial Lives, Colonial Contexts: Henri Gaden in French West Africa, 1894-1939
Sanjay Garg
Assistant Director
National Archives of India, New Delhi, India
Transcendent Tolerance Nazeer’s Message of Peace and Harmony to the Modern World
Douglas Miles
Department of Anthropology, SASS/FAESS, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Sexist Ancestors and Daoist Sainthood: Challenges to Woman-power and to Matrifiliated-labour in Recruitment to Yao Descent Units in Pulangka and Chiengkham
July - August 2008
Morteza Khosronejad
Department of Foundations of Education, College of Education and Psychology, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Rumi’s Tales and Peace Education
Francis Matambirofa
University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Arts, Dept of African Languages & Literature, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ethnicism, Tradition and Democracy: The Search for an Elusive Peace in Zimbabwe
Massimo Rospocher
European University Institute, Firenze, Italia
The Cross and the Sword: The Pope in Arms and War between Christians in Early Modern European Public Opinion
Gregory Shushan
University of Wales, Dept of Theology and Religious Studies, Lampeter, UK
Universalism and Culture-Specificity in Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilisations and Near-Death Experience
October 07 - June 08
Monika Baar
Teaching Fellow
University of Essex, Departement of History, Colchester, UK
The Fear of Extinction: a Fundamental Anxiety of Small Peoples
Amy J. Buono 
University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of History of Art & Architecture
Tupi or not Tupi: Colonial Pasts and Cannibal Futures in Modern Brazilian Art and Cinema
Manuela Ciotti
Dept of Social Anthropology, Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK
“The sex of Indian politics”: Agency, gender and cultures of democracy in the age of globalisation
Francis Matambirofa
University of Zimbabwe, Faculty of Arts, Dept of African Languages & Literature, Harare, Zimbabwe
Ethnicism, Tradition and Democracy: The Search for an Elusive Peace in Zimbabwe
Marco Musillo
University of East Anglia, School of World Art Studies and Museology, Norwich, UK
European and Chinese Representations of People in the Early Modern and Modern Era
July - August 2007
Mathijs Pelkmans
Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany
Colored revolutions, cold repression and societal fragmentation in post-Soviet Eurasia.
October 2006 - June 2007
Agapi Amanatidis
Anthropologist, Hania, Greece
Carnival Rites and the Performance of Cultures
Zeljko Jokic
Research Associate
Departement of Anthropology, School of Society, Culture and Performance, University of Sydney, Australia
Yanomami Shamanism
Pedram Khosronejad
Junior Research Fellow
The Middle East Centre, St.Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK
Anthropology of the Martyr and Martyrdom in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Nathan Porath
Teaching Fellow
Departement of Anthropology, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Psychiatry and its Articulation with Indigenous Conceptions of Self and Madness in Indonesia and Thailand
Michael Webb Roberts
Adjunct Associate Professor
The University of Adelaide, Discipline of Anthropology, School of Social Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Australia
Terror and Martyrdom in Comparative Perspective
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