Dr. Lena Kaufmann
translocal and global China, digital infrastructures, migration, agriculture, technology, knowledge and skill, food, work
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pettier
affect, ethics, morality, gender, love, sexuality, environment, human-animal relations
Verena La Mela, M.A.
women, trade, social networks, infrastructure, logistics, Sino-Kazakh borderland
Prof. Dr. Susanne Brandtstädter
Chair Anthropology of Globalization
Taiwan and PRC, social and morals world of a globalizing China, Global China’s Eurasian presence, kinship, gender and social life, moral economies, justice struggles and new publics, values and moral change.
Karoline Buchner, M.A.
medical anthropology, Chinese medicine (in Taiwan and globally), medical diplomacy, global health
Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch
Chair in Social Anthropology and director Ethnographic Museum at the University of Zurich
Northeast China (Manjuria; Han, Hanjun, Manju-Tunguse, Mongols, Koreans; Changbai shan area); everyday technologies, skilled practice, embodied knowledge; agriculture, crafts, culinary anthropology; oral literature, history of Chinese anthropology and anthropology of China, human-plant relations, knowledge representation in popular media, folk arts
Jelena Grosse-Bley, M.A., M.Sc.
human-environment relations, climate change adaptation, agriculture, knowledges/expertise, Yunnan
Isabel Heger, M.A.
rural-urban transformation, state-led urbanization, landless peasants, narratives, identity, individualization of Chinese society, yuanfen, gaokao
Prof. Dr. Stéphanie Homola
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
divination, destiny, mnemonics, cosmology, decision-making, religions, popular science, history of sinology
Dr. Pascal Honisch
ethnography, discourse theory, urban china, World EXPO, South East Asia, cultural mediation, historiography
Prof. Dr. Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi
Chair in Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Infrastructure; place, space, territory, borders; the state; identity politics; ethnicity; more-than-Earth relations, humanity beyond Earth; Natureculture; OA publishing, China, Central Asia
Prof. Dr. Madlen Kobi
Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
urban anthropology, architecture, infrastructure, material culture, human-environment relations, climate, waste, Xinjiang
Dr. Christof Lammer
state, kinship, welfare, agriculture, value, infrastructure, genomics and precision medicine
Dr. Marco Lazzarrotti
anthropology of christianity, christianity in China, anthropology of religion, anthropology of space and place, Taiwan, Greater China, anthropology of China, anthropology of Chinese religions
Dr. Jingyu Mao
migration, work, emotion, ethnicity and gender, welfare and labour, rural-urban transformation, China and Vietnam
Prof. Dr. Minh Nguyen
labour/work, mobility/migration, care/welfare, value, morality, governance, China, Southeast Asia, Vietnam, Global South
Amtul Shaheen, M.A.
Gansu, Taiwan, modernity and globalization, diaspora, religion (Islam), morality, secularism, gender and identity
Prof. Dr. Hans Steinmüller
sovereignty, militarism, irony, ritual, Wa
Rebekka Sutter, Lic. Phil.
steep slope agriculture, swidden agriculture, anthropology of technology, anthropology of skills, Lisu, Yunnan
Marhaba Wufuer, M.A.
Kazakhstan, crisis and development, resilience, Belt and Road Initiative, Uyghur traders, migrant-labor relations, informal moral economy
Previous speaker teams
Verena Zimmermann, Hans Steinmüller, Madlen Kobi (2015-2017) – Co-founders of the RG China(s)
Verena Zimmermann, Madlen Kobi, Jean-Baptiste Pettier (2017-2019)
Jean-Baptiste Pettier, Madlen Kobi, Lena Kaufmann (2019-2021)