Prof. Dr. Matthias Krings

Anthropology and African Popular Culture

Research interests
Popular culture, media anthropology, anthropology of religion, disability studies, critical race studies

Research areas
West Africa (in particular Nigeria), East Africa (in particular Tanzania)

 

Cultural Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation in Africa and Asia

The joint project CEDITRAA - Cultural Entrepreneurship and Digital Transformation in Africa and Asia investigates how digitization is changing cultural production in sub-Saharan Africa and East Asia. ...

An Anthropology of Defrauding and Faking

Special section, edited by Jan Beek, Cassis KIlian and Matthias Krings, Social Anthropology 27.3, 2019 ...

International Conference

Different shades of white: Interdisciplinary perspectives on the albinotic body
6th - 8th September 2018, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz  ...

African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media

Matthias Krings: African Appropriations: Cultural Difference, Mimesis, and Media. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.   ...

Exhibition Always-on

Steffen Köhn and Matthias Krings: Always-on. Sehen und gesehen werden in einer vernetzten Welt. Ausstellung in der Schule des Sehens der JGU Mainz 11.12.2015 - 4.2.2016.  ...

Bongo Media Worlds. Producing and Consuming Popular Culture in Dar es Salaam

Matthias Krings and Uta Reuster-Jahn (eds.): Bongo Media Worlds. Producing and Consuming Popular Culture in Dar es Salaam. Reihe: Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung Band 34. Köln: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag, 2014.    ...

Global Nollywood. The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry

Matthias Krings u. Onookome Okome (Hg.): Global Nollywood. The Transnational Dimensions of an African Video Film Industry. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

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Ethnologie im 21. Jahrhundert

Thomas Bierschenk, Matthias Krings u. Carola Lentz (Hg.): Ethnologie im 21. Jahrhundert. Berlin: Reimer, 2013.

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Medien - Erzählen - Gesellschaft. Transmediales Erzählen im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz

Karl N. Renner, Dagmar v. Hoff u. Matthias Krings (Hg.): Medien - Erzählen - Gesellschaft. Transmediales Erzählen im Zeitalter der Medienkonvergenz. Berlin: DeGruyter, 2013.

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