Dr Jonatan Kurzwelly

Dr Jonatan Kurzwelly

Associate Fellow
Research Department:
Glocal Junctions

Contact

E-Mail: kurzwelly @hsfk .de

CV

since 2022Associate Fellow at PRIF
since 2020Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology Institute, University of Göttingen, Germany
since 2020Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, University of the Free State, South Africa
2017-2020Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University of the Free State, South Africa
2019-2020Visiting Researcher at AHCISP (Anthropology and History of the Construction of Social and Political Identities), Autonomous University of Barcelona
2017PhD in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, UK
2013MA in Anthropological Research, University of Manchester, UK
2012BA in Cultural Anthropology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Expertise

Dr Jonatan Kurzwelly is working on the following issues:

  • social and personal identities
  • identity politics
  • nationalism
  • radicalisation and extremism
  • philosophy of social science
  • visual anthropology and experimental research methods

Publications

The allure of essentialism and extremist ideologies | 2020

Kurzwelly, Jonatan/Fernana, Hamid/Ngum, Muhammad Elvis (2020): The allure of essentialism and extremist ideologies, in: Anthropology Southern Africa, 43:2, 107–118, DOI: 10.1080/23323256.2020.1759435.

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Encountering, explaining and refuting essentialism | 2020

Kurzwelly, Jonatan/Rapport, Nigel/Spiegel, Andrew D. (2020): Encountering, explaining and refuting essentialism, in: Anthropology Southern Africa, 43:2, 65–81, DOI: 10.1080/23323256.2020.1780141.

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Photographic Complementarity, and the Story of Abel Pavon | 2019

Kurzwelly, Jonatan (2019): Photographic Complementarity, and the Story of Abel Pavon, in: Visual Anthropology, 32:5, 460–475, DOI: 10.1080/08949468.2019.1671752.

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Being German, Paraguayan and Germanino: Exploring the Relation Between Social and Personal Identity | 2019

Kurzwelly, Jonatan (2019): Being German, Paraguayan and Germanino: Exploring the Relation Between Social and Personal Identity, in: Identity, 19:2, 144–156, DOI: 10.1080/15283488.2019.1604348.

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Photographs as Sources in African History | 2018

Gordon, Robert/Kurzwelly, Jonatan (2018): Photographs as Sources in African History, in: Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190277734.013.250.

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Other professional activities

since 2021Chair of the Commission on the Study of Divisiveness, Discrimination and Marginalisation (SDDM), of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)
since 2021Consultant and associate researcher, in the “Ressourcensuche als Auslöser von Kolonisationsprozessen?” project at University of Tübingen
2019-2022

Member of the Executive Council of the Anthropology Southern Africa (ASnA) association