Heiko Henkel

Heiko Henkel

Associate Professor / Head of Studies

Date of Birth
21 January 1967

Current position 
Since 2010: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Unviersity of Copenhagen

Previous positions and affiliations
2015 - 2016: Visiting Research Fellow, London School of Economics (LSE), European Institute, UK

2012 - 2013: Visiting Professor, The University of Michigan, Dept. of Anthropology, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA 

2007 - 2011: Copenhagen director, European MA Program in Human Rights and Democratization, Venice, Italy 

2007 - 2010: Assistant Professor , Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen, DK.

2004 - 2006: Lecturer, Dept. of Anthropology and Institute for European Studies, The University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada.

2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology Dept., University of Sussex, Brighton, UK, British Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC)

2003 – 2004: Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

2002 – 2003: Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton, NJ

2000 – 2001: Associated Researcher, Fieldwork for Dissertation. Orient-Institut, Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft Istanbul, Turkey

Spring 2000: Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (Institute for Advanced Studies) Berlin,Germany. Participant in 'Arbeitsgruppe Islam und Moderne'

1996 – 1997 Overseas Development Administration, UK (ODA) London, UK
Co-author of two reports on development policies

1997 – 2004: Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. 
Ph.D. in Anthropology. Title of Dissertation: Pious Disciplines and Modern Lives: The Culture of Fiqh in The Turkish Islamic Tradition. Supervisors Prof. Abdellah Hammoudi and Prof. Carol Greenhouse

1995 - 1996: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
MA in ‘Advanced Social Anthropology’. Thesis title: Literacy, Subjectivity, and the ‘New Times’: Recapturing Consequences of Literacy Interventions (superv. Prof. Brian Street)

1988 – 1995: Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Erstes Staatsexamen in History, Biology and Pedagogy

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