Media anthropology and audio-visual anthropology, migration, mobility and transnationalism, kinship, gender and generations, digital and media ethnography, political Islam, Islam in Germany
Senegal, Germany, Hungary, Malta
Simone Pfeifer currently works as a postdoctoral researcher in the research project “Jihadism on the Internet: Images and Videos, their Appropriation and Dissemination” at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany. She holds MAs in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Cologne and in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. She completed her PhD at the University of Cologne with a dissertation on the social media practices and transnational everyday lives of Senegalese in Berlin and Dakar. In her postdoctoral research, she focuses on the everyday experiences of Muslims in Germany, and on gender-specific and affective dimensions of the appropriation of Islamic videos and images in social media.
Films, presentations and artist talks on Zoom on 27 February 2021 …
Edited Volume (together with Christoph Günther):
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
EASA 2020 Panel P160: Resisting Populism: Memes, Extreme Speech, and the Aesthetics of Affect and Defiance
Convenors: Simone Pfeifer (Mainz), Lene Faust (Bern), Cathrine Bublatzky (Heidelberg)
At the 16th EASA Biennal Conference New Anthropological Horizons in and beyond Europe, 21-24 July 2020, Lisbon
Social Media im transnationalen Alltag
Zur medialen Ausgestaltung sozialer Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Senegal
Encountering ‘the Uncomfortable Other’ in Ethnographic Research
International Workshop at the Department of Anthropology and African Studies of the JGU Mainz, 11 – 12 July 2019 ...
Mark Dang-Anh, Simone Pfeifer, Clemens Reisner und Lisa Villioth Hrsg. Medienpraktiken: situieren, erforschen, reflektieren. In: Navigationen – Zeitschrift für Medien- und Kulturwissenschaften 17 1. ...