Prof. Dr. Helene Basu
Prof. Dr. Helene Basu is the Director of the Master Program in Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices at the University of Münster. She is the head of the Institute of Ethnology (WWU) and holds the position of Principal Investigator at the Cluster of Excellence for "Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures" at WWU.
Prof. Dr. Helene Basu studied social anthropology at Free University Berlin where she earned the PhD in 1993. She taught anthropology at Free University Berlin, Heidelberg University and the University of Iowa and has published several books.
|2001||Habilitation in "Ethnologie" (social & cultural anthropology), Freie Universitaet Berlin habilitation: "Die Goettin und Charan – Das Gedaechtnis des Koenigtums, Verwandtschaft und Askese in Kacch (westl. Indien)" (The goddess and Charan – memory of kingship, kingship and asceticism in Kacch)|
|1993||Ph. D. in social & cultural anthropology, Freie Universitaet Berlin dissertation: "Fakire, Taenzer und Narren: Muslimische Heiligenverehrung bei den Sidi im westlichen Indien (Gujarat)" (Fakirs, dancers and clowns: Muslim saint worship of Sidi in Western India)|
|1985||M.A. in social & cultural anthropology, sociology, religious studies, Freie Universitaet Berlin M.A. thesis: "Kaste und Schulbildung im laendlichen Indien" (Caste and education in rural India)|
- Cultural & Social Theory
- Anthropology of Religion
- Historical Anthropology
- Migration, African and Indian diasporas
- Transcultural Psychiatry
- Visual Anthropology
- South Asia, East Africa, Indian Ocean Spaces
- South Asian Islam and Hinduism
Membership in Scientific Societies
|2012||European Association for South Asian Studies|
|2003||European Association of Social Anthropologists, American Association|
|2001||German Anthropological Association|
A list of publication is available as a separate file.