ines kohl

Current positions

Since 05/2017 chair of the NGO AMINA, Aktiv für Menschen in Not
Development cooperation and emergency assistance in West Africa
www.aktivfuermenschen.at

Since 2015 Freelance scientist, author and consultant for West Africa
www.ines-kohl.com

Since 12/2015 Member of the Refugee Outreach and Research Network
Research, collaboration and networking dealing with refugees and migration
www.ror-n.org

Since 11/2011 Co-founder and coordination of the Autrian-Nigerien NGO IMARAN
Project coordination, monitoring and fundraising in Austria
www.imaran.at

 

Scientific/professional education

2017-2018 Course in project management (IPMA), WIFI Wien

2002-2005 studies in social and cultural anthropology, university Vienna (Thesis: Identitäten zwischen Grenzen: Strategien der Zugehörigkeit von Tuareg in Libyen)

1997-2001 studies in ethnology,  arabic studies and old-oriental history, university Vienna (Thesis: Wüstentourismus in der südlibyschen Oase Ghat: Folgen und Auswirkungen auf die Lokalgesellschaft)

2000-2002 Course in oriental studies „Wirtschaft, Politik und Recht im zeitgenössischen islamischen Orient“ at the Austrian Oriental Society Hammer-Purgstall, Vienna

1992-1997 studies in classical archaeologie, old history and old-oriental achaeology, university Graz

Former occupations

01/2016 – 05/2017 maternity leave

2005-2015 Scientific staff at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna. Acquiring third-party-funds, execution and coordination of research projects, librarianship, publications, international conferences

2012 – 2015 Senior researcher
2009 – 2011 Junior researcher
2006 – 2008 Postdoc
2003 – 2005 PhD student

08/2009 – 07/2011 maternity leave

2005-2015 Lecturer at national and international universities and lecturer for adult education, such as:

Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University Vienna
Institute for African Studies, University Vienna
Institute for International Politics, University Vienna
Institute for African Studies, University Bayreuth
Institute for Social Anthropology, University Tampere, Finland
Austrian Oriental Society Hammer-Purgstall, Vienna
Afro-Asiatic Institute, Graz
Society for Studies in Exile, Vienna
Institut Sud-Nord, Fez, Marokko

2005-2008 Tour guide in Libya. Camel trekking, cultural travels, preparation of expedition documents.

Ethnographische Geo-Expeditionen, 8330 Feldbach, Austria
ARR Kultur- und Naturreisen, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Safari Tourism, Tripolis, Libya

2007 Organisation and moderation of the international conference  „Tuareg” Moving Global: Socio-anthropological Aspects of Saharan Life in Transition together with Dipl. Ing. Dr. Anja Fischer at the Institute for Social Anthropolpogy at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (May 31 – June 2)

2004-2005 Assistant at the Austrian Oriental Society Hammer-Purgstall, Vienna

1994-1997 Archaeological excavations. Provincial Roman and Celtic settlements, tombs, rescue excavation

Institute for Classical Archaeology, Graz
Argis, Archäologie und Geodatensercive, Graz
Federal museum Joaneum, Graz

Languages

  • German (Mothertongue)

  • Englisch

  • French

  • Arabic/colloquial Libyan dialect

  • Tamasheq/Tayrt

Field experience

Between 2003 and 2015 empirical multi-sited anthropological fieldwork in North- and West Africa:

Niger 11/2014 – 03/2015 (5 month)
Niger 11/2013 – 02/2014 (4 month
Benin 03/2014 (1 month)
Niger 10/2012 – 01/2013 (4 month)
Niger 12/2011 – 03/2012 (4 month)
Algeria 11/2011 (1 month)
Libya 01/2010 – 04/2010 (3 month)
Libya 09/2007 – 03/2008 (6 month)
Niger 08/2006 – 04/2007 (9 month)
Libya 10/2004 – 03/2005 (6 month)
Libya 06/2004 – 08/2004 (3 month)
Libya 01/2004 -04/2004 (3 month)
Libya 01/2001 – 03/2002 (2 month)

Since 1990 travels and short stays aboroad to several countries in Europe, North- and West Africa (Libya, Tunesia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Burkina, Benin), the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon), South- and Southeast Asia (India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Burma), and Mesoamerica (Mexico, Guatemala).

Periphere Regionen sind jedoch keineswegs unbedeutende marginale Zonen, sondern repräsentieren die staatliche Macht und verdeutlichen ihre Grenzen. Des Weiteren sind Konzepte von Zentrum und Peripherie, gleich wie jene von Minderheiten und Mehrheiten, immer relativ und relational zueinander zu betrachten. (Foto: Ines Kohl, Seite 4)

 


Dr. Ines Kohl

Born: 10.07.1974 in Graz, Austria
Citizenship: Austrian
Marital status: married, two children
Professions: social anthropologist (PhD) and project manager (IPMA)

1060 Vienna, Austria
0043 / 676 / 789 17 88
contact@ines-kohl.com