Dr. Boris Nieswand
Boris Nieswand was a research fellow, working on local government and everyday forms of diversity in Stuttgart. He has obtained his PHD in social anthropology from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg with a thesis on a status paradox experienced by transnational Ghanaian migrants. He has a diploma in sociology from the University of Bielefeld. Boris Nieswand was a research assistant at the Interdisciplinary Institute for Conflict and Violence Research in Bielefeld, a member of the Graduate School Asia and Africa in World Reference Systems (GSAA) in Halle and a PhD-candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle. He has published on transnational migration, charismatic Christianity, diaspora formation and ethnography. Boris Nieswand taught courses on anthropological methods, diversity and migration theory at the universities of Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig and Frankfurt (Oder).