University of Heidelberg

Eva Ambos, M.A.

Eva Ambos, M.A. Eva Ambos, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Position

  • Research Fellow

Contact information

Heidelberg University
South Asia Institute
Department of Anthropology
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330, Room 503
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

E-Mail: ambos@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 6221 54-4908
Homepage: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/people/person/persdetail/ambos.html

Research Foci

  • Sri Lanka (Sri Lanka Working Group, for more details click here)
  • Medical Anthropology, performance studies, heritage, ritual healing, mental health

Current courses

  • "Introduction to Medical Anthropology"
    M.A. course, SAI, University of Heidelberg

Previous Teaching Appointments

SoSe 2012:
  • "Healing Systems in South Asia"
    M.A. course, SAI, University of Heidelberg
WS 2011/12:
  • "From Rituals to Hospitals (and Back): An Introduction to Medical Anthropology"
    M.A. course, SAI, University of Heidelberg
  • "Approaching Medical Anthropology: Fieldwork and Methodology Reconsidered"
    M.A. course, SAI, University of Heidelberg
  • Conductor Working Group "Medical Anthropology"
SoSe 2011:
  • "Scrutinizing the Nature/Culture Dichotomy - Approaches in Social Anthropology and Science Studies" (together with Sandra B채rnreuther, M.A.)
    B.A. course, Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg
WS 2010/11:
  • "Medical Anthropology of South Asia in the Context of Modernity, Globalization and Transculturality"
    M.A. course, SAI, University of Heidelberg
SoSe 2010:
  • "Vom 'Devil Dance' zum Kulturerbe: Ritual und Performanz am Beispiel Sri Lankas" ("From 'devil dance' to cultural heritage: Ritual and performance in Sri Lanka")
    B.A. course, Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg
SoSe 2009:
  • "Medizinethnologie und Moderne" ("Medical Anthropology and Modernity")
    M.A. course, Institute of Anthropology, University of Tübingen
WS 2008/09:
  • Teaching assignment Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany Course "Einführung in die Medizinethnologie II" ("Introduction to Medical Anthropology II")
    M.A. course, Institute of Anthropology, University of Tübingen
  • Assistance "Ethnography of Sri Lanka" (Prof. William S. Sax)
    B.A. course, Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg

Projects

Finished Projects

Lectures

  • 2014: "'And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music' - On Aesthetics and Mental Health in Sri Lanka"
    Conference Working Group Ethnomedicine (AGEM), Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2012: "Possession and (Body) Politics: The Transformation of Healing Rituals in Sri Lanka"
    Workshop "Bodies, Persons and the State in South Asia: Changing Concepts and Relations" South Asia Anthropologists Group, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
  • 2012: "Tanz im Klassenzimmer: Ritual, Initiation und Wandel in Sri Lanka" (Dance in the Class Room: Ritual, Initiation and Change in Sri Lanka)
    University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 2011. "A Celebration of Demons? Healing Rituals in Sri Lanka"
    Medical Anthropology Working Group, University of Heidelberg
  • 2011. "Religion on Stage: Performing Tourist Imaginaries in Sri Lanka"
    Conference "Tourism Imaginaires", Berkeley, USA
  • 2010. "Anthropological Approaches to HIV/AIDS"
    Department of Sociology, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • 2010. "Emotions in Sinhalese Healing Rituals"
    International Conference "Emotions in South Asian and European Rituals", Goa, Indien
  • 2009. "The Changing Image of Sinhalese Healing Rituals: Performing Identity in New Public Spheres"
    Annual Conference Cluster Asia and Europe: "Flows of Images and Media", Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2009. "Religion on Stage: Transformierte Heilrituale als kulturelle Ressource in Sri Lanka" ("Religion on Stage: Transformed Healing Rituals as a Cultural Ressource in Sri Lanka")
    DGV (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde - "German Anthropological Association")-Conference "Kulturelle Aneignungen: Anpassung - Anverwandlung - Camouflage" ("Cultural Appropriation: Assimiliation - Adaptation - Camouflage"), Frankfurt a. M., Germany
  • 2009. "Staging Religion in Sri Lanka"
    SSEASR (South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion)-Conference "Waters in South and Southeast Asia: Interaction of Culture and Religion", Bali, Indonesia
  • 2009. "The Transformation of Healing Rituals in Sri Lanka due to Globalization"
    SPARC (Social and Policy Analysis Research Centre), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • 2008. "Modernity and Possession in Sri Lanka"
    EASAS (European Association of South Asian Studies)-Conference, Manchester, UK

Short Biography

Eva Ambos studied Anthropology and Contemporary History (M. A.) at the University of Heidelberg where she graduated from in 2008. Her first stay in Sri Lanka in 2006 where she was volunteering for a local NGO was funded by the DAAD. During her studies and afterwards, she has been working as a student assistant in several research projects and as a tutor for scientific working techniques, anthropology of religion and ethnolinguistics. In 2009, she received a PhD sponsorship from the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" where she became an active member of the research project B 14 "Religion on Stage". Since then, she conducted more than 18 months of fieldwork in Sri Lanka and worked as a lecturer at the Universities of Heidelberg and Tübingen. Until March 2014, she acted as co-coordinator of the Master program "Health and Society in South Asia". In 2015, she completed her PhD on ritual, heritage and politics in Sri Lanka.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 01/2014 - now: Project member in a an interdisciplinary research project on Medical Anthropology at the Research Cluster "Asia and Europe in a Global Context", University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 04/2013 - 06/2013: Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago (Heidelberg Prize Lectureship)
  • 02/2013 - 03/2013: Visiting Student, University of Edinburgh (DFG-network AROGYAM grant)
  • 10/2012 - 03/2014: Co-Coordinator Master program "Health and Society in South Asia", South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
  • 09/2011 - 09/2012: Coordinator Master program "Health and Society in South Asia", South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
  • 01/2009 - 12/2011: Active team member of the interdisciplinary research group "Religion on Stage - Traditional South Asian Performances in New Public Spheres and Media" of the Cluster of Excellence at the University of Heidelberg, Germany (completed)
  • 01/2009 - 08/2011: PhD-Sponsorship of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 01/2008: M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Modern European History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2003 - 2008: Studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Modern European History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2001 - 2003: Studies of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Modern European History at the University of Heidelberg, Germany
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