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Prof. Dr. Sandra Kurfürst

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Currently Taught Courses

BA AM3,4 | Late Socialism in Südostasien (sowie MA EM4ab) 
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Type of CourseSeminar
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
Kolloquium | Prof. Kurfürst (MA AM2 | Promotion) 
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Type of CourseKolloquium
Course LanguageDeutsch
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MA SM2 | Städte und ethnologische Museen – (Wie) Passt das zusammen? Projektseminar mit Fokus Südostasien in Kooperation mit dem RJM 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CoursePraktische Uebung
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
Oberseminar anschließen - ausschließen, Kulturelle Praktiken jenseits globaler Vernetzung 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseKolloquium
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
Anschliessen - Ausschliessen 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseSeminar
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum

Seminars and Courses

Winterterm 2020/2021
Populärkultur
Bachelor- und Masterseminar, Dienstags 10:00 - 11:30 Uhr, Online

Körper, Tanz, Gender
Masterseminar, Dienstags 12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Online

Summerterm 2020
Late Socialism in Südostasien
Bachelor- und Masterseminar, Dienstags 12:00 - 13:30 Uhr, Raum S 57, Philosophikum

Master interdisziplinär - Medien und Kommunikation in Südostasien
Masterseminar, Dienstags 14:00 - 15:30 Uhr, Raum S 57, Philosophikum

Winterterm 2019/2020
Urbane Infrastrukturen und Alltagspraktiken in Südasien und Südostasien
Bachelorseminar

Kulturen und Gesellschaft in Südostasien
Bachelorseminar, Dienstags 14-15.30 Uhr, Raum S 57, Philosophikum

Summerterm 2019:
Urbane Anthropologie
Masterseminar, Dienstags 12-13.30 Uhr, Raum S 82, Philosophikum

People Power, Safran Revolution und 100 Blumen: Zivilgesellschaft und soziale Bewegungen
Seminar, Dienstags 14-15.30 Uhr im Seminarraum, EG, Liliencronstr. 6

Politik, Wirtschaft und Entwicklung in Südostasien
Blockseminar (Termine: Freitag 10.5., 24.5., 7.6., 28.6. von 10-15 Uhr), Seminarraum, EG, Liliencronstr. 6

Winterterm 2018/2019:
Einführung in die Südostasien-Studien (mit der Berücksichtigung des indischen Kultureinflusses)
Lecture

Historische und moderne Kontakte zwischen Südasien und Südostasien
Seminar, Module 4511IBFAM4

Short Biography

04/2021 Professor of Cross-cultural and Urban Communication, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

12/2020 Vizesprecherin des Global South Studies Centers (GSSC)

11/2020 Vizesprecherin des DFG-geförderten Graduiertenkollegs 2261/1 „anschließen-ausschließen. Kulturelle Praktiken jenseits globaler Vernetzung"

03/2019 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Saitama University, Japan, funded by Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science

11/2016 Positive mid-term evaluation as Junior Professor

10/2016-11/2017 Maternity and parental leave

12/2013-02/2014 Maternity leave

Since 10/2013 Junior-Professor 'Cross-cultural and Urban Communication', Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne

11/2011-09/2013 Communication Officer, University of Hamburg

05/2011-10/2011 Research Associate, DFG-funded project ‘Megacities – Megachallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change’, Institute of Geography, University of Hamburg

12/2011 PhD in Southeast Asian Studies, University of Passau (with distinction)

08/2007-08/2008 Research Fellow, Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Sciences, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, funded by DAAD

05/2006-02/2011 Research Associate, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Passau

04/2005-04/2006 Project Assistant ‘Local Organisations and Self-Help Initiatives’, German Development Service Vietnam

08/2002-11/2002 Project Member ‘Vietnamese-German Learning Communities – Intercultural Communication Among Students’ in Hanoi, Vietnam, funded by Carl-Duisbeg-Gesellschaft

11/2004 Diplom in Southeast Asian Studies and Vietnamese, Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelms University Bonn

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Urbanism, media and communication, state-society relations, development, visualization in participatory programmes, audiovisual methods, Hip Hop studies


Southeast Asia and the Pearl River Delta

Research Projects

Hip Hop and Gender in Vietnam

In my ongoing research on Hip Hop and gender in Vietnam I investigate Hip Hop as a set of cultural practices. For more information, including academic lectures related to the research project, click here.

 

Urban Gardening – use and symbolic-communicative functions of urban food production

(ongoing) funded by Professorinnenprogramm, University of Cologne
Urban Gardening has become a major trend in the metropolises of Europe and Northern America. In different cities of the world citizens unite to grow vegetables and fruits in the public spaces of the city. Müller (2011) considers this return of the gardens into the city a new form of urbanism. Read more ...

 

Redefining public space in Hanoi

(2007-2008), funded by DAAD
The introduction of the economic reform program, Doi Moi, in 1986 opened the door for private sector development in Vietnam, as well as the country’s integration into the world economy. As Hanoi is the national political centre, it occupies an important role in Vietnam’s transformation process. The capital has become a major hub for socio-economic development. Whereas “Hanoi was renowned for its quiet streets in the 1980s” (Drummond 2000: 2382), nowadays it is characterised by its bustling street life. Read more ...

Selected Publications

Kurfürst, S (2020) Grow at home, buy local: (De)commodifying ‘rural’ vegetables and herbs. In: Kurfürst, S and Wehner, S (eds): Southeast Asian Transformations. Bielefeld: Transcript, pp. 41-56.

Kurfürst, S and Wehner, S (eds) (2020) Southeast Asian Transformations. Urban and Rural Developments in the 21st century. Bielefeld: transcript. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5171-3

Kurfürst S (2020) Geschäftsidee Gleichheit. Hip Hop Mode eröffnet neue Handlungsfelder für Frauen in Vietnam. In: Iz3w 377, pp. 28-29.

Kurfürst S (2019) Multiple Publics in the Global South - A Lefebvrian Perspective on the Production of Public Space in Vietnam. In: Geographische Zeitschrift 107 (3), pp. 230–250.

Monographs
Kurfürst S (2012) Redefining Public Space in Hanoi. Places, Practices and Meaning. Southeast Asian Modernities 13, Zürich: LIT.

Edited Volumes
Kurfürst, S and Wehner, S (eds) (2020) Southeast Asian Transformations. Urban and Rural Developments in the 21st century. Bielefeld: transcript. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5171-3

Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis, A (eds) (2017) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript.

Articles
Kurfürst S (2020) Geschäftsidee Gleichheit. Hip Hop Mode eröffnet neue Handlungsfelder für Frauen in Vietnam. In: Iz3w 377, pp. 28-29.

Kurfürst S (2019) Multiple Publics in the Global South - A Lefebvrian Perspective on the Production of Public Space in Vietnam. In: Geographische Zeitschrift 107 (3), pp. 230–250.

Kurfürst S (2018) Protest Geographies and Cross-Modal Icons in Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement. In: Asien 148, pp. 5-25.

Kurfürst S (2017) From cheap commodity to prestige item - Hanoians longing for clean and safe vegetables. ZANTHRO Working Paper No. 2, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland. Available at: http://www.isek.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:80bff8f3-bbc5-4528-a9ff-a2c333d1b412/ZANTHRO_02.pdf

Kurfürst S (2016) Kräftemessen am unteren Mekong: Laotische Staudammprojekte zwischen nationalstaatlichen Interessen, regionaler Kooperation und Zivilgesellschaft. [Power play at the Lower Mekong. Laotian dam projects between national interests, regional cooperation and civil society]. Geographische Rundschau 2/2016: 18-23.

Kurfürst S (2015) Networking Alone? Digital Communications and Collective Action in Vietnam. Journal Of Current Southeast Asian Affairs 34(3): 123-150. Available at: http://journals.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/jsaa/article/view/908/915

Kurfürst S (2015) Podiumsdiskussion "Wer stillt Chinas Rohstoffhunger? Südostasien im Fokus" am 12. Mai an der Universität Köln. Südostasien 2: 62.

Hornidge AK and Kurfürst S (2011) Envisioning the Future, Negotiating Public Space in Hanoi and Singapore. International Quaterly for Asian Studies 42 (3-4): 345-369. Available at: http://crossasia-journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/iaf/article/view/158/153

Kurfürst S et al. (2011) Wer zahlt für was und wen? Soziale Sicherung in Vietnam vor neuen Herausforderungen. Südostasien 4: 13-16.

Kurfürst S (ed) (2011) Special Issue on Public Space. Pacific News 37.

Hornidge AK and Kurfürst S (2010) Envisioning the Future, Conceptualising Public Space. Hanoi and Singapore Negotiating Spaces for Negotiation. Working Paper No. 58, Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, Germany.

Kurfürst S (2010) Die Krise des kleinen Drachens: Vietnams Arbeiter gehen auf die Straße. Südostasien 2: 7-9.              

Waibel M and Kurfürst S (2009) Informeller Straßenhandel in Vietnams Metropolen - Opfer rigoroser Modernisierungsstrategien? Pacific News 32: 15-16.

Kurfürst S and Waibel M (2008) Expansion durch Annexion? Hintergründe und Herausforderungen der administrativen Neugliederung der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt Hanoi. Südostasien 3: 17-20.

Kürten S (2008) Nghiên cứu đô thị hóa như là một thành tô của nghiên cứu phát triển [Urban Studies as a part of Development Studies]. In: Conference on Development Sciences, Hanoi, 6 June 2008.

Kürten S (2008) Die 8X Generation zwischen Konfuzianismus und Harajuku Mode. Südostasien 2: 15-17.

Kürten S (2008) Transformation of Public Space in Hanoi. Asien 108: 67-79.

Kürten S (2005) Securing a Livelihood in Hanoi. In: Büchel R, Derks A, Loosli S and Thüler S (eds.), Exploring Social (In-) Securities in Asia. Working Paper No. 31, Institute for Social Anthropology. University of Berne.

Book Chapters:
Kurfürst, S (2020) Grow at home, buy local: (De)commodifying ‘rural’ vegetables and herbs. In: Kurfürst, S and Wehner, S (eds): Southeast Asian Transformations. Bielefeld: Transcript, pp. 41-56.

Kurfürst S (2019) Urban Gardening and Rural-Urban Supply Chains: Reassessing Images of the Urban and the Rural in Northern Vietnam. In: Ehlert, J/ Faltmann, N (eds) Food Anxiety in Globalising Vietnam. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 205–232. Open Access: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-0743-0#toc.

Kurfürst S (2018) Stadtentwicklung und Urbanismus in Südostasien. In: Husa, K/ Korff, R/ Wohlschlägl, H (eds) Südostasien: Gesellschaften, Räume und Entwicklung vom 19. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert. Edition Weltregionen, Volume 25. Wien: new academic press,pp. 160-179.

Kurfürst S/ Hendrich, B/ Malis, A (2017) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen - Zur Trans-Perspektive in der Kulturwissenschaft. In: Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis A (eds) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 7-18.

Kurfürst S (2017) Trans-Occupy: Organisation und Kommunikation der Regenschirmbewegung in Hongkong. In: Hendrich, B/ Kurfürst, S/ Malis A (eds) Grenzüberschreitend Forschen. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Trans*Syndrome. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 97-115.

Kurfürst S (2016) 6,700 people for 6,700 trees - the evolvement of an urban community of practice. In: Rachmawati R, Pomeroy G, Mookherjee D (eds) Rapid Urbanisation and Sustainable Development in Asia. Yogyakarta: Badan Penerbit Fakultas Geografi. Universitas Gadjah Mada, pp. 519-523. [pr]

Kurfürst S (2014) Flowers, rites and social cohesion: An ethnographic study of three urban villages. In: 25 NĂM VIỆT NAM HỌC theo định hướng liên ngành. Hanoi: The Gioi, pp. 691-708.

Kurfürst S (2014) Hanoi. In: Hiery H (ed) Lexikon zur Überseegeschichte. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner.

Kurfürst S (2012) Informality as a strategy: Street traders facing constant insecurity. In: McFarlane C and Waibel M (eds) Urban Informalities: Reflections on the Formal and Informal, Ashgate, pp. 89-111. [pr]

Book Reviews:
Kurfürst S (2017) Der Amerikanische Krieg. Erinnerungskultur in Vietnam, by Andreas Margara. Reviewed in: IQAS. [Online]. Available at: http://asianstudies.arnold-bergstraesser.de/sites/default/files/field/af-download/iqas_2017_book_reviews.pdf

Kurfürst S (2014) Hanoi, eine nachsozialistische Moderne. Beobachtungen, Impressionen, Reflexionen, by Heinz Schütte. Reviewed in:  H-Soz-Kult. [Online]. Available at: http://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-19934