Sinah Theres Kloß

I'm a social anthropologist, working at the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Cologne. My main research areas are the anthropology of religion, material culture studies, clothing and dress, migration, 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.


Journal Article @ Social Sciences and Missions

"Contesting 'Gifts from Jesus': Conversion, Charity, and the Distribution of Used Clothing in Guyana", Social Sciences and Missions (30), pp. 346-365.

Chapter @ Fashion Tales: Feeding the Imaginary (2017), edited by E. Mora, M. Pedroni, Peter Lang: Bern, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York. pp. 327-344.

"Performing authenticity through fashion: Sartorial contestations of Hindu-Guyanese Indianness and the creation of the Indian ‘other’"

Membership @ Advisory Editorial Board, Global South Studies

July 2017

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Conference @ University of Cologne

Tattoo Histories: Embodied Life-Imaging and Life-Writing

November 30 - December 2, 2017