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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert


Ancient American Studies, Ethnology, Sociology

Regional focus

Meso- and Central America as well as East Africa

Main research focus

  • Ethnological theories and history of theory
  • Sociology of development
  • Afro-American cultures
  • Ethnicity and nationalism
  • Social movements
  • Ethnic movements and interethnic conflicts
  • Political anthropology acephalous and state-owned societies
  • Ethnohistory
  • Cultural change and colonial penetration (in particular the change of genderrelations and relationsships between generations)
  • Indigenous religions and christian missions
  • Anthropology of violence as well as Anthropology of law


Link to publications