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Leonie Benker

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Freie Universität Berlin

Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

CRC 1171 "Affective Societies"

Student Assistant

Sub-Project A06: "Contested Property"

Address
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room K 33/202
14195 Berlin

Education

2020 Master of Arts (M.A.) in Global History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin.
2015 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Area Studies Asia/Africa, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Research Interests

Regional East Africa, African Great Lakes Region
Topical

Legal History, Contemporary History

Research Projects

Collaborative Research Center (CRC)1171 "Affective Societies", project A06 "Contested Property: Affect and Emotion in Transcultural Normative Conflicts about Ethnographic Collections in the Humboldt Forum", Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.

Time: 2019 - 2023, employment period July 2019 - March 2020

Role: Student Assistant

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

"Not enough has yet been told about this war": Competing Narratives About the Armed Conflict in Northern Uganda.

Time: Nov. 2017- Okt. 2019

Role: M.A. candidate

Funding: PROMOS-grant for student research projects (three months of fieldwork in Northern Uganda), funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Collaborative Research Center (CRC)1171 "Affective Societies", project B04 "Sentiments of Justice and Transitional Justice: Affective Transculturality in Proceedings before the International Criminal Court", Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin.Student Assistant

Time: 2015 - 2019, employment period Dec. 2015 - June 2019

Role: Student Assistant

Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Journal Article

2018 The Birth of Criminalistics and the Transition from Lay to Expert Witnesses in German Courts. Journal on European History of Law 9 (2): 59-66 (co-authored with Raluca Enescu).


Blogpost

2016 Donald Trump in Uganda, or: how we wanted to talk about Dominic Ongwen and ended up talking about Donald Trump. affective-societies.de, 31 October 2016 (co-authored with Jonas Bens, also in a German version).


Paper Presentation

2016 Witnesses and experts in the judgments of the Imperial Court of Justice (1880–1938) (7th European Society for the History of Science Conference, ESHS) (with Raluca Enescu and Julian Sandhagen).