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Dr. Christiane Naumann

Coordinator of the Master's Program "Culture and Environment in Africa"

Currently Taught Courses

Independent Studies (CEA-SM6) 
TermineKLIPS2 Termine 
Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseSeminar
Course LanguageEnglisch

Short Biography

Since 10/2015: Lecturer; Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne

2015: Dr. phil. in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne
Title of the thesis: Where We Used to Plough: 100 Years of Environmental Governance, Rural Livelihoods and Social-Ecological Change in Thaba Nchu, South Africa

2010 - 2015: Research Assistant in the DFG research group Resilience, Collapse and Reorganisation in Social-Ecological Systems of East- and South Africa's Savannas; Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne

2009: Magistra Artium (M.A.) in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Hamburg
Title of the thesis: Weidemanagement und ethnobotanisches Wissen bei den Rehobother Bastern

2004 - 2009: Undergraduate Researcher in the BMBF-Programme BIOTA-Southern Africa; Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Hamburg

2003 - 2007: Student Assistant; Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Hamburg

2001 - 2009: Studies in Cultural and Social Anthropology, Sociology and Educational Science at the University of Hamburg

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Human-environment interactions, political ecology, economic anthropology, migration, translocality.

Southern Africa (especially South Africa and Namibia).

Courses and Seminars (Selection)

Winter 2017/18: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Social Anthropology

Winter 2017/18: Überblick über die Berufspraxis

Summer 2016: Basic Concepts of Research in Hazard, Vulnerability, and Risk Management (auf Englisch angeboten)

Summer 2016: Migration und Translokalität im Südlichen Afrika

Winter 2015/16: Wolken über dem Regenbogen? Südafrika 20 Jahre nach Ende der Apartheid


Publications (Selection)

Naumann, C. (2017). "Where We Used to Plough". Environmental Governance, Rural Livelihoods and Social-Ecological Change in South Africa (Kölner Ethnologische Studien, vol. 37). Zürich: LIT Verlag.

Naumann, C. & C. Greiner (2016) The Translocal Villagers. Mining, Mobility and Stratification in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Mobilities [online first: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17450101.2016.1225862]

Linstädter, A., Kuhn, A., Naumann, C. Rasch, R., Sandhage-Hofmann, A., Amelung, W., Jordaan, J., Du Preez, C.C. & M. Bollig (2016). Assessing the resilience of a real-world social-ecological system: lessons from a multidisciplinary evaluation of a South Africanpastoral system. Ecology and Society 21(3):35.

Rasch, S., Heckelei, T., Oomen, R. & C. Naumann (2016). Cooperation and Collapse in a Communal Livestock Production SES Model – A Case From South Africa. Environmental Modelling & Software 75: 402-413.

Naumann, C. (2014). Stability and Transformation in a South African Landscape: Rural Livelihoods, Governmental Interventions and Agro-economic Change in Thaba Nchu. Journal of Southern African Studies 40(1): 41-57.

Naumann, C. (2012). Rangeland Management and Ethnobotanical Knowledge of Farmers in Rehoboth. In: C. Limpricht (Hg.). Rehoboth, Namibia: Past & Present, pp. 482-502. Windhoek: Solitaire Press.

Domptail, S., Dreber, N., Falk, T., Gibreel, T., Kirk, M., Limpricht, C., Naumann, C., Prediger, S., Vollan, B. & D. Wesuls (2010). An Ecological-economic Analysis of the Pastoral Systems of the Nama Karoo in Southern Namibia. In: Hoffman, M.T., Schmiedel, U. & N. Jürgens (Hrsg.). Biodiversity in Southern Africa 3: Implications for Landuse and Management, pp. 109-150. Göttingen & Windhoek: Klaus Hess Publishers.

Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Schmiedel, U., Finckh, M., Berger, K., Deckert, J., Domptail, S. E., Dreber, N., Gibreel, T., Grohmann, C., Gröngröft, A., Haensler, A., Hanke, W., Hoffmann, A., Husted, L. B., Kangombe, F. N., Keil, M., Krug, C. B., Labitzky, T., Linke, T., Mager, D., Mey, W., Muche, G., Naumann, C., et al. (2010): The BIOTA Observatories. In: Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D. H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M. & U. Schmiedel (Hrgs.): Biodiversity in Southern Africa 1: Patterns at Local Scale - The BIOTA Observatories, pp. 6-801. Göttingen & Windhoek: Klaus Hess Publishers.

Wesuls, D., Naumann, C. & C. Limpricht (2009). Algemene Plante in die Rehoboth Streek: Veldgids vir Plaasboere / Common Plants in the Rehoboth Area: A Farmer’s Field Guide. Hamburg: BIOTA Southern Africa.

Linke, T. & C. Naumann (2005). Feldforschung im südlichen Afrika: Arbeiten in einem interdisziplinären Projekt. Ethnoscripts 7(1): 171-186.