Anthropology of Global Inequalities

Katharina Schramm

Based on a critical analysis of categories of difference and their political effectiveness, this project investigates how dynamics of knowledge production relate to questions of (in)equality and processes of inclusion and exclusion.

Regional Autonomy in Sudan

Philippe Gout

This project analyzes the legal implications of the peace negotiations between the Sudanese federal government and the two factions of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement – North (SPLM-N).

CAST (Care and State)

Tatjana Thelen

Rather than looking at care as responding to policies, CAST focuses on care as structuring state configurations. The shift of perspective allows to see the state evolving in care negotiation.

Building Research Capacity

Daniele Cantini

This project explores the relationship between research training, scholarly mobility, career paths and social science knowledge production in the Arab region.

Responsibility in an Entangled World

Julia Eckert

This project explores the temporal and spatial dimensions of conflicting narratives of responsibility. It focuses on the mobilization of “causality” in different legal fields and on civic acts of helping.

Secularism, Higher Education, and the State in Chad

Remadji Hoinathy

This project examines how secularism is negotiated in higher education institutions in Chad amidst a growing importance of religious actors in this milieu.

Conflict Resolution in Sudan

Guma Kunda Komey

This collaborative action-oriented research project between the Centre for Peace and Development Studies, the University of Bahri, and the Carter Center focuses on grassroots communal peacebuilding mechanisms.


Bertram Turner

This project analyzes the plural legal configurations of argan oil production in Morocco as scalar arrangements in which lawmaking interacts with sciences, technology and other knowledge regimes.