Board of Directors

Diana M. Tobias
MA Modern South- and Southeast Asian Studies
Humboldt-University of Berlin

diana.tobias [at]

Burmese Motion Picture, Culture, Media, Music

Esther Tenberg
MA Southeast Asian Studies
Bonn University

esther.tenberg [at]

Gender, Political Communication, Democratization

Georg Winterberger
Social Anthropologist
University of Zurich, ISEK – Social and Cultural Anthropology

georg.winterberger [at]
georg.winterberger [at]

Economic Anthropology, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Law, Anthropology of Religion, Burmese Studies, Myanmar, Southeast Asia, West Africa

Jella Fink
Cultural Anthropologist
TU Dortmund, Germany

jellafink [at]

Material Culture, Economic Anthropology, Media Anthropology, Anthropology of Development, Handicrafts, Weaving, Cultural Heritage, Knowledge Transfer, Identity, Mobile Technologies, Cultural Change, Globalization, Transnationalism, Gender, Economy, West Africa, Myanmar

Rainer Einzenberger
University Assistant  (prae doc)
University of Vienna

einzenberger [at]

Development studies (focus on political science), Politics of Southeast Asia (focus on Myanmar and Thailand), Land and resource politics, Critical geography, Indigenous movements


Judith Beyer
Social Anthropologist
University of Konstanz

judith.beyer [at]

Political and legal anthropology (state, community, ethnicity, authority, property)

Michael Lidauer
Social and Cultural Anthropologist

michael.lidauer [at]

Elections and Democratisation, Peace and Conflict, Peace Process, Peacebuilding, Civil Society, international support mechanisms

Laura Hornig
Social Anthropologist, PhD candidate
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

hornig [at]

Borderlands and migration, informal economic strategies in households and small businesses

Tristan Hinkel
MA South- and Southeast Asia Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

tristan_hinkel [at]

Myanmar Language and Linguistics, Myanmar Music, Pop Culture, Media

Dr. Uta Gärtner
Specialist in Myanmar Studies
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

uta.thanthan [at]

Myanmar language, area studies

Cordula Meyer Mahnkopf
Contemporary Historian
Ph. D., FU Berlin, Germany [at]

International Relations, Political Economy, Contemporary History

Dr. Felix Wilhelm Siebert
Postdoctoral researcher
Chair of Work, Engineering & Organizational Psychology,
Department of Psychology and Ergonomics,
Technische Universität Berlin

felix.siebert [at]

Traffic psychology

Johanna Neumann
PhD Student Southeast Asian Studies
Humboldt-University of Berlin

johanna.neumann [at]

Zat Pwe (performance art, theatre), Contemporary art (painting), Nationalism and Nation-Building, History Textbooks (as used in school)

Jennyfer Hake
Instructor for foreign languages/Translator

jennyfer.hake [at]

German, English as a foreign language, Intercultural Training

Mandy Fox
Journalist and Lecturer and researcher at the Chair of Southeast Asian Studies
University of Passau

kontakt [at]

Ethnic and religious conflicts in Southeast Asia and Myanmar, particularly in connection with the group of Rohingya, migration research, nation-building processes, community media in countries of transition, media and press freedom

Dr. Georg Noack
Dept. South and Southeast Asia
Linden-Museum Stuttgart

noack [at]

Art, Material Culture, Literature, Beliefs;
Bamar, Karen, Kayah

Richard Roewer
Research Fellow / Doctoral Student
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Richard.roewer [at]

Democratisation, Political Party Development, State transformations, Religious conflicts, Comparative politics, National League for Democracy

Friedlind Riedel
Music Studies, Anthropology
Bauhaus-University Weimar

friedlind.riedel [at]

Nat Pwe, Zat Pwe, Performing Arts in Myanmar, Gender and Cultural Techniques of Transformation, Cultural history of music and sound in Southeast Asia, Philosophy of Feelings, Philosophical Anthropology

Dr. Sina Hardaker
Academic Councilor and Postdoc Researcher
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

sina.hardaker [at]

Economic Geography, Retail Research, Retail / Assessments, Social Geography, China, Southeast Asia (especially Myanmar), USA, Special Economic Zones

Wolfgang Heinze
Projektleiter Philippinen
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Wolfgang.Heinze [at]

Democracy, Human Rights and Economic Freedom, Kachin, International Relations

Thomas Bruhn
Diplompädagoge; Postgraduate Health Care & Management in Tropical Countries

thomasbruhn7 [at]

Trainer for intercultural and medical competencies & communication in Germany, China and Myanmar

Tobias Esche
Travel Guide Book Author; General Manager Azure Sky Travel Yangon
HU-Berlin & Potsdam University

tobias [at]

Tourism, Myanmar and both german states

Sandra Portenschlager
Project coordinator, Anawati award for innovation
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

sandra_portenschlager [at]

Muslim–Christian dialogue in Germany, heritage and tourism in Southeast Asia

Prof. Dr. Tobias Cremer
Forest Scientist
Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

Tobias.Cremer [at]

Professor for Forest Utilization and Timber Markets

Sustainable Forestry, Agroforestry Systems, Short Rotation Coppice Plantation, Hydrothermal Carbonization, Water hyacinth

Carolin Hirsch
Sociologist, PhD student
University of Konstanz

Carolin.hirsch [at]

Cultural Sociology, Political Anthropology, Anthropology of Food, Anthropology of Activism

Kyithar Swe
German Language Teacher, Translator and Interpreter (German <–> Burmese)
self-employed and as part of the work at Goethe-Institute Myanmar

swe.kts [at]

Language Classes (German as a foreign language, Burmese as a foreign language), Burmese Literature, travelling, freedom, respect eachother, sense of responsibility

Steffen Schödwell
Psychologist & Psychotherapist in training
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie (apb) e.V.

Steffen_schoedwell [at]

Clinical Psychology, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Transcultural Psychotherapy & Psychiatry

Dr. Felix Girke
Social/Cultural Anthropologist
University of Konstanz

felix.girke [at]

Cultural Heritage, Ethnicity, Tourism, Political History, Urban Development, Memory

Renate Verspohl
teacher, managing director of the nonprofit organisation
Burma Projekt Berlin e. V.

r.verspohl [at]

education and health projects in Myanmar

Hans-Bernd Zöllner
Theologian; freelance researcher on South-East Asia
University of Bonn (affiliated)

habezett [at]

Burmese-German relations, political and economic history of Myanmar, Theravada Buddhism and society

Samia Akhter-Khan
Studentin MSc Psychologie
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Samia.akhterkhan [at]

Psychology, Development Cooperation, Age research

Christiane Voßemer
PhD Candidate Sociology of Development
Vienna University

Christiane.vossemer [at]

Border Studies, Migration, Health and Development

Mia Kruska
reporter on her own responsibility
History at University Leipzig (B.A.)

miakruska [at]

History of the Shan States

Martin Hoeck
CEO and analyst
AMglobal Strategies Consulting

info [at]

Election observation, diplomacy, business consultancy

Gunnar Peters
Burmese language teacher, translator

info [at]

Myanmar language, dictionary work, Shan