“The Cultural Heritage That Is Not One. India’s Panchayats as an Aporia in Cultural Heritage Discourse?”, paper to be presented at the online international conference Reinventing Cultural Heritage: A Joint International Conference of the University of Tehran and the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS), October 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19).
3.3.2020: “An Anthropologist’s Adventures in Data Management: Navigating Between Research Accountability and Disciplinary Ethics”. Research colloquium of the Orient-Institut Istanbul.
16.10.2019: “Redoing Charity in Media Res: The Challenges of Crafting a Proposal for Funding for a Study of Civil Society Charity Organizations in Contemporary Iran”. Research colloquium of the Orient-Institut Istanbul.
December 2018: “Sixteenth-century Ottoman Soup Kitchens: Exploring Resource Cultures and Values of Charitable Practices”, Workshop Values and Valuation: Identifying Resources in the Quest for the Good Life, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, 1–7 December 2018.
“Axel Honneth’s ‘Kampf um Anerkennung’ vs. Michel Foucaults ‘Analytik der Macht’: Zwei Perspektiven auf die Herausbildung postkolonialer Identität in Indien im Vergleich” [Axel Honneth’s ‘Struggle for Recognition’ vs. Michel Foucault’s ‘Analytics of Power’: Comparing Two Perspectives on the Formation of Postcolonial Identity in India]. Paper presented at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop Ethnologie der Anerkennung: Neue Perspektiven auf Identität und Zugehörigkeit” [The Anthropology of Recognition: New Perspectives on Identity and Belonging], Berlin, 4–7 October 2017.
“Experiencing India: National Consciousness at the Intersection between Political Economy and Hinduism”, paper at the Deutscher Orientalistentag as a contribution to the workshop Emerging Fields of Knoweldge and Experience: Interactions Between Religion, Science and Literature in the 19th Century”, Jena, 18–22 September.
“Wissen/Macht im (post)kolonialen Indien – Indische Politische Ökonomie als alternatives Wissensmodell und die Transformation der kolonialen Ordnung” [Knowledge/Power in (Post)Colonial India: Indian Political Economy as Alternative Knowledge and the Transformation of the Colonial Order], paper presented at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop Alternative Wissensmodelle als Kritik an epistemologische Machtstrukturen [Alternative Knowledge as Critique of Epistemological Power Structures], Marburg, 30 September–3 October 2015.
“A Tale of Two Utopias: Contesting Power/Knowledge in Late Colonial India”, paper presented at the conference Ökonomische Utopien [“Economic Utopias”], funded by the Hertie Foundation and the Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 26–27 October 2013.
“History, Genuine or Spurious? History and Anthropology after the Crisis of Representation”, paper presented at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop Ethnology, Social Anthropology, History, Vienna, 13–17 September 2011.
“Was Evans-Pritchard Wrong? Reflections of an Anthropologist among Political Philosophers”, paper presented at the Department of Anthropology Research Colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 15 May 2011.
“The Particularisation of Political Economy in Colonial India: From the Critique of British ‘Moral and Material Improvement’ to the formation of a post-colonial normative order”, given as part of the interdisciplinary workshop Normative Orders Between Particularity and Universality, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 19 July 2010.
“‘Appropriating’ Colonial Narratives of Justification? Nationalist Imaginings of a Post-Colonial India”, held at the Department of Anthropology Research Colloquium, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, 8 November 2009.
“Appropriating Progress? Radhakamal Mukerjee’s Vision of Post-Colonial India as Village-Writ-Large”, held at the biennial conference of the German Anthropological Association as a contribution to the workshop Local Modernities? Articulating transnational ideas in South Asia, Frankfurt/Main, 30 September 2009.