Katja Rieck, M.A.

Rieck

Tel: +49 (0)6196/62550

E-Mail: K.Rieck [at] em.uni-frankfurt.de

Büro:
Gebäude Normative Ordnungen,
Raum 3.17
Max-Horkheimer-Str., Ecke Hansaallee
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postadresse:
Professur für Ethnologie kolonialer und postkolonialer Ordnungen
Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen"
Institut für Ethnologie
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

Arbeitsschwerpunkte

koloniales Indien, Großbritannien (18/19J.h.), British Empire, Iran;
Multiple Modernen, Kapitalismus/(neo-)Liberalismus & Wirtschaftsdiskurse, Kultur & Religion in post-koloniale soziale und politische Bewegungen, Imagination & Prozesse des politischen Wandels, Ästhetik & Politik, Geschichte der Ethnologie & der ethnologischen Theorienbildung, historische Anthropologie

Ausgewählte Publikationen

  • Rieck, Katja (in Druck): “Religionsästhetik, Imagination und die Politisierung des Fortschritts in Indien, 1870-1920 “, in: Lucia Traut and Annette Wilke (eds.): Imagination im Kontext der Religionsästhetik. Critical Studies in Religion/Religionswissenschaft (CSSRW). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Vorträge

  • “History, genuine or spurious? History and anthropology after the Crisis of Representation”, paper presented at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop “Ethnology, Social Anthropology, History”, Vienna. 13-17 September 2011.
  • “Was Evans-Pritchard wrong? Reflections of an anthropologist among political philosophers”, paper presented at the Department of Anthropology Research Colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 15 May 2011.
  • “The particularisation of political economy in colonial India: from the critique of British ‘moral and material improvement’ to the formation of a post-colonial normative order”, given as part of the interdisciplinary workshop “Normative Orders Between Particularity and Universality”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 19 July 2010.
  • “‘Appropriating‘ colonial narratives of justification? Nationalist imaginings of a post-colonial India”, held at the Department of Anthropology research colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 8 November 2009.
  •  “Appropriating progress? Radhakamal Mukerjee’s vision of post-colonial India as village-writ-large”, held at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop “Local Modernities? Articulating transnational ideas in South Asia”. 30 September 2009.

Workshops & Panels

  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dr. Patrick Desplat, University of Cologne): “Is Islam the Solution? Uncertainty and Disquiet in the Everyday Lives of Muslims”,  European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference “Uncertainty and Disquiet” / Incertitude et Inquiétude”, Paris, 10-13 July 2012. 
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dominik Müller, Goethe-University/Frankfurt): “Negotiating Islam: Between Culture and Religion, held at the bi-annual German Anthropological Association Conference “Wa(h)re Kultur? Kulturelles Erbe, Revitalisierung und die Renaissance der Idee von Kultur”, Vienna, 14-17 September 2011.
  • Panel (convenor/chair): “Culture against Capitalism: Post-colonial Emancipations and the Ambivalences of the Market“,  held at the international graduate conference of the Frankfurt Research Center on Post-colonial Studies “Colonial Legacies, Post-colonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and Humanities”, Frankfurt/Main. 16-18 June 2011.
  • Organisation of the interdisciplinary Workshop “Normative Ordnungen in der Spannung  zwischen Partikularität und Universalität” [Normative Orders between Particularity and Universality], sponsored by the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 10 July 2010.
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Sebastian Schüler, University of Münster): “Imagining Disorder, Engendering Change”, held at the bi-annual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) “Crisis and Imagination”, Maynooth (Ireland). 26 August 2010.
  • Workshop (convenor/chair): “Universal Claims – Particular Justifications”, held at the annual international graduate conference “Norms in Conflict” of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 4 December 2010.
  • Workshop (discussant): “The Foundation of Norms through Conflict”, held at the annual international graduate conference “Norms in Conflict” of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang  Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 4 December 2010
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dominik Müller, Goethe-University/Frankfurt): “Engaging Social Change: Imagination and Appropriation in a Glocalised World”, held at the bi-annual conference of the German Anthropological Association “Anpassung – Anverwandlung – Camouflage“, Frankfurt/Main. 2 October 2009.

Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Berufsfelder der Ethnologie, Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Sommersemester 2013
  • Wissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken, Institut für Ethnologie, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Sommersemester 2011
  • Religion und Politik in historischer Perspektive: Die Twölverschia, Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Institut für Religionswissenschaften, Universität Münster, Wintersemester 2011/12


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Research areas

Colonial India, 18th/19th century Britain, British empire, contemporary Iran;
multiple modernities, anthropology of capitalism/(neo-)liberalism & economic discourse, constructions of culture & religion in post-colonial socio-political movements, imagination & socio-political transformation, aesthetics & politics, history of anthropology & anthropological theory, historical anthropology

Recent publications

  • Rieck, Katja (forthcoming): “Religionsästhetik, Imagination und die Politisierung des Fortschritts in Indien, 1870-1920 “, [Engl: Politicizing Progress: religious aesthetics, the imagination and the quest for Indian sovereignty, 1870-1920], in: Lucia Traut and Annette Wilke (eds.): Imagination im Kontext der Religionsästhetik.  Critical Studies in Religion/Religionswissenschaft (CSSRW). Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Papers presented

  • “History, genuine or spurious? History and anthropology after the Crisis of Representation”, paper presented at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop “Ethnology, Social Anthropology, History”, Vienna. 13-17 September 2011.
  • “Was Evans-Pritchard wrong? Reflections of an anthropologist among political philosophers”, paper presented at the Department of Anthropology Research Colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 15 May 2011.
  • “The particularisation of political economy in colonial India: from the critique of British ‘moral and material improvement’ to the formation of a post-colonial normative order”, given as part of the interdisciplinary workshop “Normative Orders Between Particularity and Universality”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 19 July 2010.
  • “‘Appropriating‘ colonial narratives of justification? Nationalist imaginings of a post-colonial India”, held at the Department of Anthropology research colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 8 November 2009.
  •  “Appropriating progress? Radhakamal Mukerjee’s vision of post-colonial India as village-writ-large”, held at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop “Local Modernities? Articulating transnational ideas in South Asia”. 30 September 2009.

Workshops & Panels

  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dr. Patrick Desplat, University of Cologne): “Is Islam the Solution? Uncertainty and Disquiet in the Everyday Lives of Muslims”,  European Association of Social Anthropologists Conference “Uncertainty and Disquiet” / Incertitude et Inquiétude”, Paris, 10-13 July 2012.
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dominik Müller, Goethe-University/Frankfurt): “Negotiating Islam: Between Culture and Religion, held at the bi-annual German Anthropological Association Conference “Wa(h)re Kultur? Kulturelles Erbe, Revitalisierung und die Renaissance der Idee von Kultur”, Vienna, 14-17 September 2011.
  • Panel (convenor/chair): “Culture against Capitalism: Post-colonial Emancipations and the Ambivalences of the Market“,  held at the international graduate conference of the Frankfurt Research Center on Post-colonial Studies “Colonial Legacies, Post-colonial Contestations: Decolonizing the Social Sciences and Humanities”, Frankfurt/Main. 16-18 June 2011.
  • Organisation of the interdisciplinary Workshop “Normative Ordnungen in der Spannung  zwischen Partikularität und Universalität” [Normative Orders between Particularity and Universality], sponsored by the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 10 July 2010.
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Sebastian Schüler, University of Münster): “Imagining Disorder, Engendering Change”, held at the bi-annual conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) “Crisis and Imagination”, Maynooth (Ireland). 26 August 2010.
  • Workshop (convenor/chair): “Universal Claims – Particular Justifications”, held at the annual international graduate conference “Norms in Conflict” of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 4 December 2010.
  • Workshop (discussant): “The Foundation of Norms through Conflict”, held at the annual international graduate conference “Norms in Conflict” of the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang  Goethe-University/Frankfurt. 4 December 2010
  • Workshop (co-convenor: Dominik Müller, Goethe-University/Frankfurt): “Engaging Social Change: Imagination and Appropriation in a Glocalised World”, held at the bi-annual conference of the German Anthropological Association “Anpassung – Anverwandlung – Camouflage“, Frankfurt/Main. 2 October 2009.

Courses taught

  • Career Perspectives for Cultural Anthropology Graduates, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Frankfurt/Main, summer term 2013
  • Introduction to Research Methods, Department of Cultural Anthropology, University of Frankfurt/Main, summer term 2011
  • Religion and Politics in  Historical Perspective: The Twelver-Shia Past and Present, Department of Religion, University of Münster, winter term 2011-2012