Journal Articles

The Global South as Subversive Practice: Challenges and Potentials of a Heuristic Concept. 2017. The Global South, 11 (2), pp. 1-17. DOI: 10.2979/globalsouth.11.2.01


Contesting 'Gifts from Jesus': Conversion, Charity, and the Distribution of Used Clothing in Guyana. 2017. Social Sciences and Missions 30 (3), pp. 346-365. DOI: 10.1163/18748945-03003003

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Manifesting Kali’s Power: Guyanese Hinduism and the Revitalisation of the ‘Madras Tradition’. 2017. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies. Special Issue: Religion in Contemporary Caribbean Society, 41 (1), pp. 83-110.

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Special Issues

The Global South as Subversive Practice (eds. Leigh Anne Duck, Sinah Theres Kloß), The Global South 11 (2), 2017, Indiana University Press. DOI: 10.2979/globalsouth.11.2.01

Book Chapters

Staying in Touch: Used Clothes and the Role of Materiality in Transnational Guyanese Gift Exchange. 2018. Reshaping Glocal Dynamics of the Caribbean: Relaciones y Desconexiones, Relations et Déconnexions, Relations and Disconnections (eds. Anja Bandau, Anne Brüske und Natascha Ueckmann), Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Publishing, pp. 351-365.

Performing Authenticity through Fashion: Sartorial Contestations of Guyanese Indianness and the Creation of the Indian 'Other'. 2017. In: Fashion Tales: Feeding the Imaginary (eds. E. Mora and M. Pedroni), Peter Lang: Bern, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York. pp. 327-344.

The Caribbean (on the) Dining Table. 2014 (with W. Beushausen, A. Brüske, A.-S. Commichau and P. Helber). In: Caribbean Food Cultures: Culinary Practices and Consumption in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas. transcript: Bielefeld. pp.1-24.

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Forthcoming Chapters

Indelible Ink: An Introduction to the Histories, Narratives, and Practices of Tattooing. forthcoming. In: Tattoo Histories: Transcultural Perspectives on the Narratives, Practices, and Representations of Tattooing (ed. Sinah Kloß), London, New York: Routledge.

Giving and Development: Ethno-Religious Identities and ‘Holistic Development’ in Guyana. forthcoming. In: Religion and Development in the Global South (eds. A. Heuser and J. Köhrsen), Routledge.

Giving to Mother Ganga: Gift Exchange, Social Hierarchy and the Notion of Pollution in Transnational Guyanese Hindu Communities. forthcoming. In: Imagining the Guyanas (eds. Lawrence Aje, Thomas Lacroix, Judith Mizrahi-Barak), Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, pp. 215-228.

Translocal Puja: The Relevance of Gift Exchange and Locality in Transnational Guyanese Hindu Communities. forthcoming. In:

Routledge Handbook of Indian Transnationalism (eds. A. K. Sahoo, B. Purkayastha), Routledge.

Wearing the Shikha: Guruization and Sanskritization in a Transnational Guyanese Hindu Community. forthcoming. In: Mundos Caribeños – Caribbean Worlds – Mondes Caraïbes (eds. G. Knauer, A. Ortiz Wallner, I. Phaf-Rheinberger), Iberoamericana/Vervuert.

Götterstatuen als multi-sensorische Porträts: Zur (materiellen) Ähnlichkeit und Bedeutung der Berührung bei hinduistischen Murtis. forthcoming. In: Revisionen des Porträts (eds. T. Greub), Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink Verlag.

Newspaper & Magazine Articles

Encyclopedia Entries

Guyana. 2019. In: Staatenlexikon Amerika (eds. W. Gieler and M. Porsche-Ludwig). Peter Lang: Frankfurt, pp. 219-226.

Suriname. 2019. In: Staatenlexikon Amerika (eds. W. Gieler and M. Porsche-Ludwig). Peter Lang: Frankfurt, pp. 411-416.

Guyana. 2019. In: Handbuch Außenpolitik Amerika (eds. W. Gieler and M. Porsche-Ludwig). LIT Verlag: Münster, pp. 153-160.

Suriname. 2019. In: Handbuch Außenpolitik Amerika (eds. W. Gieler and M. Porsche-Ludwig). LIT Verlag: Münster, pp. 313-318.

Reviews & Conference Reports

Review of Food and Identity in the Caribbean by Garth, H. (ed.), London, New York: Bloomsbury. Passato e Presente (98), pp. 181-183. Italian translation, 2016.

Conference Report of the conference Reshaping (g)local dynamics of the Caribbean: Relaciones y Desconexiones – Relations et Déconnections – Relations and Disconnections, 14.10.2015–17.10.2015, Hannover, in: H-Soz-Kult 03.03.2016.