I am coordinating the Center for Conflict Studies of the Philipps-Universität Marburg and lecturer in Cultural and Social Anthropology. Until 2011 I was researcher and leader of the project „The Revitalisation of Traditional Law in the Republic of Georgia“, funded by the Volkswagen-Foundation, and 2015-16 visiting professor (Vertretungsprofessor). I am organizing the series of student research projects Caucasus, Conflict, Culture 1-7 (2011-2018). I conducted fieldwork in Albania and Georgia.
My regional research interests are in the Caucasus (especially Georgia), South-Eastern Europe (Albania) and the Mediterranean region. I work on legal anthropology, violence & conflict, anthropology of space, civil society, postsocialism, Eastern Christianity and communication. I thought in seminars also on theory of anthropology, methodology, material culture, ritual & performance or musical anthropology.
Besides my researches I am interested in developing didactics in anthropology. The question is here how teaching and learning in anthropology has to be shaped in order to support successful degree programs („scholarship of teaching and learning“). I focus here on research-based and problem-based learning but I equally try to develop innovative approaches in my subject.
E-Mail: voell [@] uni-marburg.de