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Doctoral Colloquium in May 2018 in
the Bonn Archaeological and Ethnographic Collection of the Americas
(photo: Carolina Garay Doig)

   

 

 

 

Currently, 33 doctoral candidates from Germany and abroad are pursuing their PhD degree with the Department for the Anthropology of the Americas (see below for a list of current research topics).

Doctoral studies at the department include the active participation in the PhD network and research colloquium. The PhD network consists of doctoral candidates meeting in person at regularly spaced times with their advisor in order to inform them of progress and any difficulties faced in the execution of their research project. Our doctoral candidates have also independently organized workshops and invited experts to help them with financial support from the university.

In the research colloquium, doctoral candidates hold one or two presentations during the course of their doctoral phase for a large audience on the topic and goal of their work. In addition to networking meetings, a common room for doctoral candidates also offers the possibility to exchange ideas and work in the department.



How does one become a doctoral candidate at the Department for the Anthropology of the Americas?

Prerequisites for acceptance into the doctoral program include proof of a first state exam, a magister or master degree (from a German or foreign university) and upon request, foreign degrees such as the Licenciatura, Maîtrise, Laurea etc.

Candidates then contact a professor of their choice by e-mail and send an exposé of 5 to 7 pages with the question, current state of research, the planned working methods, the expected research results, and a preliminary work plan and schedule. Only with written acceptance and the formal conclusion of a supervisory agreement can candidates enroll in the doctoral program at the University of Bonn.

Advising consists of regular and independently organized reports for the supervisor.


Subject organization of the dissertation and writing language
At the University of Bonn, the dissertation can be on the subject of Ancient America or Ethnology. For both subjects, the dissertation can be written in German, Spanish or English. Upon request, other languages are also accepted. However, submission of a ca. 20 page summary in German is always required.

The dissertation will be evaluated in writing by two referees. One of these referees must be a professor at the University of Bonn. The other referee (professor) may be associated to a different university in Germany or abroad and should be able to be entrusted with the topic of the dissertation.



Defense

Once the dissertation has been submitted, preparation for defense follows. Here, the candidate presents five theses within 60 minutes that have emerged from the work. At the defense, five evaluators participate, two of which must belong to the University of Bonn. All others may belong to German or foreign universities or research institutions and must hold at least a doctoral degree as well as have worked in a thematically relevant field.

 

Additional and detailed information regarding the attainment of a doctoral degree with the Faculty of Arts of the University of Bonn (enrollment, registration, submission and defense) can be found on the website of the Dean’s Office for the Faculty of Arts. The current doctoral regulations can be found here .


 

The following graphic illustrates the process of acquiring a doctoral degree from registration to completion
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Current doctoral projects at the department:

(Click a title to see additional information about a dissertation project)

Acurio Cruz, Ruddy
Die Pragmatik von Begrüßungssituationen im Quechua von Cuzco, Peru
Bach, Julia
Die Keramik von Uxul (Arbeitstitel)
Beykirch, Michael Solidarische Landwirtschaft als Alternative zu kapitalistischer Warenproduktion? Eine Untersuchung am Beispiel der ‚Kooperative GartenCoop Freiburg‘ im Kontext von Postwachstum, Solidarischer Ökonomie, Commons und Demonetarisierung.
Carmona Yost, Rosario Indígenas urbanos y gobierno local. Una aproximación a las Oficinas de Asuntos Indígenas en la Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile
de Belaunde, Carolina Los incas en la escuela. Entre los textos escolares y el imaginario de sus usuarios
Díaz Soto, Valeska Andrea El fenómeno de las danzas tradicionales en la construcción de una identidad nacional: Mecanismos de formalización de la tradición popular en Chile: 1900-1990
Eudave Eusebio, Itzel Natgely Chazumba: Los Artefactos líticos y el aprovechamiento faunístico entre los cazadores recolectores del Pleistoceno Final-Holoceno Temprano en la Mixteca, Oaxaca, México.
Garcia Vierna, Valeria Las estelas del norte del Petén: iconografía, producción y conservación
Goede, Peggy Repräsentationen der spanischen Eroberung des Inka-Reiches auf kolonialen Kerus und Gemälden als Spiegel einer differenzierten Kolonialgesellschaft (Arbeitstitel)
Gutierrez, Daniel Die Archäologie von Tarija: Siedlungsgeschichte (Menschliche Besiedlung) und Kulturlandschaften im Tal des Camacho-Flusses (Tarija - Bolivien)
Guzmán, Pedro Außergewöhnliche Reisen: Die Fotografie aus dem Amazonien der 1950er Jahre (Viajes Extraordinarios: La fotografía en la Amazonia en los años 1950)
Jablonska, Asia The Imperial Style of the Kaan Dynasty
Kaffee, Ines
Kriterien zur Wahl der Familiensprache(n) bei mehrsprachigen Familien und Kontexten, der Umgang mit der Entscheidung und der Beratungsbedarf
Kutzer, Patrik Protestereignisse in der Türkei - Eine Untersuchung der Symbolwelten unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Akteursperspektive (Arbeitstitel)
León Gabriel, Doris Identity, networking and the role of the ‘dance culture’ in socioeconomic success: the expansion of folk-dance groups from the Altiplano in Peru
Linnerz, Patricia
Die Mound Builder als Spiegelbild nationaler Identitätsfindung in den Vereinigten Staaten
Lübke, Jennifer
Materialität als Medium - Die Sammlungen der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Arbeitstitel)
Mitzam, Michaela
Textlinguistische Untersuchungen zur Quechua-Lyrik des 16./17. Jahrhunderts
Montero Fayad, Veronica Coleccionando objetos, legislando el pasado: políticas culturales sobre patrimonio arqueologico y etnográfico en Colombia y las colecciones colombianas en el Museo Etnológico de Berlín (1820-2013)
Nagy, Katalin Rituelle Textilien und Bekleidung der Späten Zwischenzeit an der Mittleren Südküste von Peru
Pallán Gayol, Carlos
External Influences and their Role during the Terminal Classic Transition and "Collapse" of Central Petén Maya Polities
Petersheim, Christian
Landnutzung und Entwaldung: Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen im tropischen Maya-Tiefland Mexikos
Ramirez Rosas, Karla Tlaltecuhtli, la divinidad de la tierra y el mito de la creación
Riessinger, Bianca
Prophezeiungen über 2012 - Ein Beispiel einer zeitgenössischen Heilserwartungsbewegung (Arbeitstitel)
Ruf, Andrea
Die Architekturanalyse der Fundstätte Plan de Ayutla in Bezug auf die politische Geographie der Usumacinta-Region
Schieber de Lavarreda, Christa Die Entwicklung des frühen Königtums in Tak’alik Ab’aj
Tamignaux, Celine Hand Gestures in Maya Iconography: Typology, Context and Signification
Vacaflores, Daniel Performatividad y conflicto: Etnicidad, género y clase como imaginarios en disputa en la fiesta de San Roque en Tarija
Voigtländer, Lena "Strangers whose Faces I know" - Photography, 'memoria historica' and the second generation in El Salvador
Wagner, Elisabeth
Structure 10L-18, Copán, Honduras: Reconstruction and Iconographic Analysis of the Sculptural Program of a Late Classic Maya Funerary Shrine (working title)
Weber, Jen
Footprints in Motion: Exploring the Socio-Political and Ideological Responses to Environmental Changes at the ancient Maya site of Pacbitun, Belize
Weissenberg, Melanie
Transnationale Alltagspraxen und Identifikationsformationen deutschtürkischer Transmigrantinnen
Yamasaki, Eriko
Die Auswirkungen der Urbanisierung auf die Sprachvitalität des yukatekischen Maya
Zegarra Moretti, Carlos Surgimiento y agenda del procurador general de naturales de la Audiencia de Cusco: ¿un nuevo mecanismo de defensa del indígena en la etapa tardío virreinal?

 

30. April 2018

 


 

Completed doctoral projects at the department

You can find an overview of all successfully completed doctoral degrees here

 

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