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PD Dr. Michaela Haug

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Phone +49 221 470 4087
E-mail mhaug_ x _@_ y _uni-koeln.de
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Website A Future without Forest
Website Senior Researcher GSSC
Website BiPoN (The Forum for Plant Biology and the Politics of Nutrition)

Currently Taught Courses

BA AM3,4 | Hoffen, Erstreben, Steckenbleiben: eine Einführung in die Ethnologie der Zukunft (derzeit ONLINE-Unterricht [ggf. einzelne Präsenztermine]) 
TermineKLIPS2 Termine 
Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseSeminar
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
MA SM1 | Frontiers as Object of Anthropological Research (ONLINE teaching [if possible: with some classroom sessions]) 
TermineKLIPS2 Termine 
Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseSeminar
Course Language, Deutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum

Short Biography

I studied social and cultural anthropology, history of art, Indonesian philology and philosophy in Karlsruhe, Cologne and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. From 2003 to 2006, I worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, where I completed my PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology in 2009 as part of the interdisciplinary research project Making Local Government more Resposive to the Poor: Developing Indicators and Tools to Support Sustainable Livelihood under Decentralisation. Since 2007 I am working as assistant professor at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and since 2015 as senior researcher at the Global South Studies Center at the University of Cologne.

My research focuses on social, ecological economic and political transformations in the Global South, environmental anthropology, inequality, gender, marginalisation and development. My regional focus is on Southeast Asia, Indonesia and in particular on the island of Borneo where I have been conducting research since 2000.

My publications cover the following topics: resource perception and land rights, poverty and wellbeing, decentralisation, marginalisation, oil palm expansion in Indonesia, the gendered impacts of environmental and economic change, and future making.

In teaching, I represent the subject areas of research methods, environmental anthropology, socio-economics, political ecology, legal anthropology and anthropological gender studies.

Academic Memberships

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

I am interested in the complexly interwoven social, ecological, economic and political transformations in the Global South, environmental anthropology, inequality, landrights, natural resource management, political ecology, gender and the emerging field of an anthropology of the future.

Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Borneo

Research Projects

Future-Making, Environmental Change and Socio-economic Transformations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Future-Making, Environmental Change and Socio-economic Transformations in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Support: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Project management: PD Dr. Michaela Haug
Staff: David Meschede, M.A.,
Website: http://futuremakingkalimantan.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/41490.html?&L=1

Duration:
Funding Phase: 2019-2022 (36 months) | Budget: 226.830 €

Processes of rapid and profound social and environmental change characterize the remaining rainforest areas of Indonesia. We explore these transformations as manifestations of future making und place the aspirations of local actors at centre stage. Future making refers to the ways in which visions and expectations of the future inform action in the present und how consequently the future is produced in the present.

Taking East Kalimantan as a point of departure, we study practices of future making in an interplay of numerous actors, various interests, and institutional settings linked across manifold scales. We explore diverse visions of the future and values linked to aspirations for a “better” life. Furthermore, we investigate how visions of the future are expressed, in which temporal and spatial frames of reference they are placed and how they are translated into practice.

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

Gender, (In-)Equality and Economic Change

The Impacts of Economic Transformations on Gender Relations among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan, Indonesia

Support: Fritz Thyssen Foundation (travel grant)

Project management: PD Dr. Michaela Haug

Website: http://ethnologie.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/content.php?kid=79

Duration
2016 - 2019
Field work from July 2016 until April 2017; Budget: 20.324 €

This research project investigates the gender-specific effects of recent economic and environmental change on Dayak Societies in Indonesian Borneo. Current gender relations of the Dayak Benuaq are systematically explored on three levels: the ideal level, the normative level and the level of everyday social practice. The project further examines how the increasing integration of the Dayak Benuaq into new economic systems shapes processes by which gender identities, gender roles, and gender relations are (re-)negotiated in diverse contexts and situations. Special attention is paid to the diverse ways in which gender is interwoven with other factors such as class, education, ethnic identity and age in the formation of new inequalities.

Poverty and Decentralization in East Kalimantan

Support: BMBF
Cooperation Partners: CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research) in Cooperation with University of Freiburg

Michaela Haug | PhD Research (2003- 2009);

This research was carried out as part of the BMBF-funded project: "Making Local Government more Resposive to the Poor: Developing Indicators and Tools to Support Sustainable Livelihood under Decentralisation", which was carried out by CIFOR (Centre for International Forestry Research) in collaboration with the University of Freiburg.

Taking the Dayak Benuaq as an example, I investigated the effects of regional autonomy on the living situation of forest-dependent communities in Indonesia's so called "Outer Islands". The project also explored indigenous concepts of poverty and wellbeing, and developed methods to capture the multidimensionality of poverty.

Resource Perception and Land Rights among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan


Michaela Haug | Master's research (2001-2003) with fieldwork in Indonesia

My master's research investigated resource perception and land rights among the Dayak Benuaq in East Kalimantan. I explored how people relate to the natural environment, how they differentiate between different resource categories and how they establish and transfer rights to land, plants and individual trees.

Courses and Seminars (Selection)

SoSe 2021 Empirical Application of Anthropologcial Research Methods

WS 20/21 Empirical Application of Anthropologcial Research Methods 

WS 2019/20 The Societal Relevance of Anthropology

WS 2019/20 The Political Ecology of Palm Oil

SoSe 2019. Empirical Application of Anthropologcial Research Methods 

SoSe 2018. Empirical Application of Anthropologcial Research Methods 

SoSe 2018: Master Course: Participatory Methods

WS 2017/18: Introduction to the Anthropology of Development: Anthropology, Development and Development Cooperation

WS 2017/18: Gender & Economic and Ecological Change

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Courses and Seminars (Complete)

Workshops, Lectures, and Outreach

Publications (Selection)

2020    Framing the Future through the Lens of Hope: Environmental Change, Diverse Hopes and the Challenge of Engagement. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie ZfE/JSCA 145, S. 71–92

2020    (zusammen mit Kristina Großmann und Timo Kaartinen) Introduction: Frontier Temporalities: Exploring Processes of Frontierisation, Defrontierisation and Refrontierisation in Indonesia and Africa, Paideuma 66, pp. 171-182

2020   (zusammen mit Fabienne Braukmann, Katja Metzmacher und Rosalie Stolz) (eds). Being a Parent in the Field: Implications and Challenges of Accompanied Fieldwork. Bielefeld: transcript.

2018    Claiming Rights to the Forest in East Kalimantan: Challenging Power and Presenting Culture. SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 33(2), pp. 341-361

2018    (zusammen mit Sara de Wit und Arno Pascht) Translating Climate Change: Anthropology and the Travelling Idea of Climate Change. Introduction to the Special Issue. Sociologus 68 (1), pp. 1-20.

2018   (zusammen mit Kristina Großmann) Gender and Environmental Change: Recent Debates and New Perspectives in Anthropological Research. Introduction to the Special Focus: Gender and Environmental Change. Antropologia 5(1), pp. 7-21.

2018    Eine Zukunft ohne Wald? Indigene Perspektiven auf Umweltveränderungen, Waldverlust und Entwicklung in Kalimantan. Geogrphische Rundschau, 4/2018, pp. 32-38.

2017    Men, Women and Environmental Change: The Gendered Face of Development in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS), pp. 29-46.

2017   (zusammen mit Martin Rössler und Anna-Teresa Grumblies) (eds). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge.

2017    (zusammen mit Martin Rössler und Anna-Teresa Grumblies) Introduction: Contesting and Reformulating Power Relations in Indonesia`s Outer Islands. In: Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (eds). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, pp. 1-25.

2017    Rich Regency – Prosperous People? Decentralisation, Marginality and Remoteness in East Kalimantan. In Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (eds). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, pp. 132-149.

2017    (together with Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies) Concluding Remarks. In Michaela Haug, Martin Rössler and Anna-Teresa Grumblies (eds). Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins. London [u.a.]: Routledge, pp. 150-159.

2017    (zusammen mit Cathrin Arenz, Stefan Seitz und Oliver Venz) (eds). Continuity under Change in Dayak Societies. Wiesbaden: Springer.

2017    (zusammen mit Cathrin Arenz, Stefan Seitz und Oliver Venz). Introduction: Dayak Societies in Transition - Balancing Continuity and Change. In Cathrin Arenz, Michaela Haug, Stefan Seitz und Oliver Venz (eds). Continuity under Change in Dayak Societies. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp.13-43.

2014.   Resistance, Ritual Purification and Mediation: Tracing a Dayak Community's Sixteen- Year Search for Justice in East Kalimantan. The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 15(4), pp. 357-375.

2014.   Disputed Normativities and the Logging Boom in Kutai Barat: Local Dynamics During the Initial Phase of Regional Autonomy in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Paideuma 60, pp. 89-113.

2014   (zusammen mit Deasy Simandjuntak). Doing Anthropological Fieldwork with Southeast Asian Characteristics? Identity and Adaptation in the Field. In: Mikko Huotari, Jürgen Rüland und Judith Schlehe (Hrsg). Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 67-90.

2014.   What Makes a Good Life? Emic Concepts of ‘Wellbeing’ and ‘Illbeing’ among the Dayak Benuaq in East-Kalimantan, Indonesia. In: Thomas Stodulka and Birgitt Röttger-Rössler (eds). Feelings at the Margins: Dealing with Violence, Stigma and Isolation in Indonesia. Frankfurt and New York: Campus, pp. 30-52.

2012   (zusammen mit Cathrin Bullinger). In and Out of the Forest: Decentralisation and Recentralisation of Forest Governance in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. ASEAS – Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (5)2, pp. 243-262.

2010. Poverty and Decentralisation in East Kalimantan: The Impact of Regional Autonomy on Dayak Benuaq Wellbeing. Centaurus: Freiburg.


Complete List of Publications (04/2021)