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Thomas Widlok, Prof. PhD

University of Cologne
Email: thomas.widlok@uni-koeln.de



Main Research Interests



Academic Background

since 2013 Professor for African Studies, University of Cologne
2012 Fellow with the Research Group "The cultural constitution of causal cognition"
2011 Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Zürich University
2010 Visiting Research Fellow, Cairns Institute, James Cook University
2010-2013 Research Associate, Department of Anthropology, Collaborative Research Centre on Human-Environment Interaction, University of Cologne
2008-2013 Professor, Department of Anthropology, Radboud University Nijmegen
2007-2008 Lecturer in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, England
2006 Acting Professor, Department of Anthropology, Collaborative Research Centre on the Dynamics of Ritual, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg
2004 Habilitation in Ethnologie/Anthropology, Universität of Cologne
2003-2009 Researcher and Project Coordinator, Language and Cognition Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
2002-2006 Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg
2001 Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Australian National University, Canberra
2000-2002 Researcher (post-doc) at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale
1998 Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Area Studies, Kyoto University
1995-2000 Researcher (post-doc), Department of Anthropology, University of Cologne
1994-1995 Temporary Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
1994 PhD in Social Anthropology, LSE, University of London
1992 Researcher, Cognitive Anthropology Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
1989 M.Sc. in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
1986-1988 Student of Anthropology, Philosophy, Theology, Universities of Münster and Cologne


Five Recent Publications

Widlok, T. (2010). Sharing as a cultural innovation. In: Benz, M. (ed.): The Principle of Sharing. Berlin: ex oriente. pp. 91-104.

Widlok, T. (2009). "Norm and spontaneity: Elicitation with Moral Dilemma Scenarios" In: Heintz, M. (ed.): The Anthropology of Moralities. Oxford: Berghahn. pp. 20-45.

Widlok, T. (2009). Van veraf naar dichtbij: The standing of the antipodes in a flat world. Nijmegen: Radboud University Nijmegen.

Widlok, T. (2008). "Landscape Unbounded. Space, Place, and Orientation in =Akhoe Hai//om and Beyond." Language Sciences. Vol 30/2-3, 362-380.

Widlok, T. (2007). "Conducting cognitive tasks – and interpreting the results. The case of spatial inference tasks." In: K. Stockhaus & J. Wassmann (eds.): Experiencing new worlds. Person, Space and Memory in the Pacific. Oxford: Berghahn. pp. 258-280.



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