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 is a Social and Cultural Anthropologist with a focus on Visual and Media Anthropology. She 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 Mainz. She earned her PhD at the University of Cologne with a dissertation on social media practices and transnational everyday life of Senegalese in Berlin and Dakar. In her postdoctoral research, she focuses on everyday life of Muslims in Germany, and gender specific and affective dimensions in the appropriation of Islamic videos and images in Social Media.
Edited Volume (together with Christoph Günther):
Jihadi Audiovisuality and its Entanglements: Meanings, Aesthetics, Appropriations.
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. ...