University of Heidelberg

Egor Novikov

Egor Novikov Egor Novikov

Position

  • Doctoral Student

Contact information

E-Mail: egor.novikov@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 54 4363

Research foci

Short Biography

Description of PhD Thesis

Filth and Ambiguity in Humanitarian Volunteering Against the utilitarian understanding of humanitarian work as a normalizing activity, this research focuses on the border experiences, ethical ambiguity, and cognitive dirtiness of humanitarian encounters in Kolkata – one of the cult destinations for volunteering in the world. Aimed at highlighting the role of filth in today’s humanitarian (bio)politics, the research departs from phenomenology of volunteering, draws parallels with various transgressive practices in mysticism and charity, and finds the clues to the obscure powers of filth in philosophy and psychoanalysis.

Publications

  • 2018 “Border-Crossing and Walling States in Humanitarian Work in Calcutta.” in Walling, Boundaries and Liminality: A Political Anthropology of Transformations. Routledge.
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Aktuelle Publikationen
Book Chapter

The Routledge Handbook of Refugees in India

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Book Chapter

Energies Beyond the State:
Anarchist Political Ecology and the Liberation of Nature

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Book

The Movement for Global Mental Health: Critical Views from South and Southeast Asia

(Ed.) Prof. Dr. William Sax with Claudia Lang

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Book

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

Dr. Kira Schmidt Stiedenroth

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Book Chapter

Patriots in Kala Pani:
Writing Subaltern Resistance into the National Memory

Dr. Philipp Zehmisch

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Artikel

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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Kapitel

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

Prof. Dr. William Sax

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