I'm a social anthropologist and research group leader at the Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS), University of Bonn, Germany. My main research areas are the anthropology of religion; body politics and embodiment; material culture studies; tattooing, clothing and dress; transnational migration; and Postcolonial and Southern theory. My regional focus is on the Caribbean, especially Guyana and Suriname, but I also specialize in the transcultural flows between India and the Caribbean.
"Ritualtransfer und Transnationalismus: Zur Konstruktion von Kontexten vor dem Hintergrund transnationaler Migration." 2021. In: Kontextwechsel und Bedeutung (ed. T. Greub, S. Kloß, T. Schröder), Paderborn/Leiden: Fink/Brill, pp. 193-211, Fig. p. 8-10 (Tafeln).
Talk @ Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, University of Bonn
June 14, 2021; 6pm
Talk @ Institutskolloquium, Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg
"Fieldwork as Embodied Practice: Sexualized Harassment, Gender and Power Dynamics in the Field"
May 25, 2021; 5pm
Talk @ Lecture Series "Rethinking Area Studies, Producing Space from the ›Global South‹? Post/Colonial Perspectives and
"Un-Mapping the 'Global South': Reflections on a Heuristic Concept"
University of Regensburg, Germany
April 15, 2021; 6 pm
Talk @ Bard College, New York, USA
March 29, 2021; 12 pm (EST)
Talk @ International Conference
Between Mobilities and Demarcations of Boundaries: Education and the Politics of Education in the Caribbean
Socare Annual Conference, Erlangen
"Having to Educate: The Notion of ‘Holistic Development’ and Post-Development Discourse in Guyana"
March 22, 2020
due to COVID-19 postponed to:
"'Being Proper Punish': Narratives of Suffering, Service and (Religious) Work among Hindu Women in Guyana and Suriname"
University of Bonn, Germany
January 29, 2021; 2 - 4 pm
Talk @ Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
"Touching Deities: Offerings, Energies, and the Notion of Touch in Guyanese Hinduism"
December 1, 2020
1:45 - 3:15 PM
Essay @ Blog CoronAsur: Religion and COVID-19, National University of Singapore
"‘We knew it!’ - Caribbean Hindu Responses to Restrictions of Touch during COVID-19", October 28, 2020.
Conference @ Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany
North and South: Forms of Inequality within International Politics of Scientific Production
organized by Barbara Potthast, Claudio Pinheiro and Sinah Kloß
June 29-July 1, 2020
due to COVID-19 postponded to:
Dependency, Vulnerability and Embodied Fieldwork: Sexualized Harassment and Power Dynamics in the Field
University of Bonn
April 21-22, 2021
Dr. Sinah Kloß
University of Bonn
Bonn Center for Dependency and Slavery Studies (BCDSS)