University of Heidelberg

Hadis Jahani, M.A.

Hadis Jahani, M.A. Hadis Jahani, M.A.


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Hadis Jahani completed her undergraduate (2006) and postgraduate (2009) studies in Sociology in Iran. Working on “modern identity formation among young internet users in Tehran” as her M.A. thesis, she developed her research interests in identity construction area. In 2013 she was awarded with a scholarship of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) and enrolled as a PhD candidate in the department of Anthropology, South Asia Institue, Heidelberg. Currently Hadis is working on her dissertation on “Memory, Music and Performative Construction of Identity among Yārisān”, under the supervision of Prof. William Sax. Her doctoral thesis is an ethnography of ritual practices of Yārisān as an ethno-religious community in so called Kurdistan of Iran. The main concern of this ethnography is to find out how they acquire their identity as a group by reconstructing their past collectively.

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Aktuelle Publikationen

Unani Medicine in the Making:
Practices and Respresentations in 21st-century

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth



2018. Reviving “A forgotten Sunna:” Hijamah (cupping therapy), prophetic medicine, and the re-Islamization of Unani medicine in contemporary India

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

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2018. "We are like the river water, always flowing" : some urban nomads of Delhi. In: Soziale Ästhetik, Atmosphäre, Medialität

Prof. Dr. William Sax

Zur UB Heidelberg

Occasional Paper Series

Heidelberg Ethnology

Richard Fox

Alle Ausgaben hier.


Becoming like money: Proximity and the social aesthetics of “moneyness”

Jens M. Zickgraf

HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 7(1), 303–326.


Lethal Spots, Vital Secrets: Medicine and Martial Arts in South India

Roman Sieler

Weitere Informationen hier.


Patient Agency Revisited: "Healing the Hidden" in South India.

Roman Sieler

Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 28: 323-341.


Modern Asian Studies

Volume 48 - Issue 05 - September 2014

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Asymmetrical Conversations

Contestations, Circumventions, and the Blurring of Therapeutic Boundaries

Epistemologies of Healing, Vol. 14, edited by Harish Naraindas, Johannes Quack, and William S. Sax, New York 2014.
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The anthropology of neoliberal India: An introduction.

Daniel Münster und Christian Strümpell

The politics of dispossession in an Odishan steel town

Christian Strümpell

Beide aktuell in Contributions to Indian Sociology 48 (Feb. 2014).


Ritual Healing and Mental Health in India.

William Sax

Transcult Psychiatry (Feb. 2014).