Senior Fellow from October 2010 - March 2011.
Thomas Hauschild studied anthropology, folklore and history of religions at Hamburg (1973-1979), where he published his doctoral dissertation on »The Evil Eye« in 1979. From 1982 to 1984 he did stationary fieldwork on religion and politics in the Basilicata Province of Southern Italy. He continued this work through short terms until 2002. He acquired his »Habilitation« at Cologne University in 1990, and has worked as a Guest Professor in Hamburg, Rome, and Heidelberg. In 1992, he received tenure at the University of Tübingen. He lived and worked as a fellow and co-researcher at the Wissenschaftskolleg at Berlin, at the Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften (IFK) at Vienna, in the CRC 511 »Literature and Anthropology« (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), and in the Excellence Cluster 16 »Cultural Fundaments of Integration«, both at University of Konstanz. Professor Hauschild is a corresponding member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and co-editor of two journals, »Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften« and »Historische Anthropologie.« Currently, he is teaching as a full Professor for Social/Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Sociology of Cultures at Martin Luther University of Halle -Wittenberg.
Fields of research
Social and cultural anthropology of Catholicism; religion, politics and geography of the Mediterranean and of Europe; anthropological museology; historical approaches in anthropology, including world history and the evolutionary theory of culture; the history of anthropology, especially anthropology and fascism.