Hansjörg Dilger
September 14, 2012 — 12:07

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Hansjörg Dilger is a professor of social and cultural anthropology and head of the research area medical anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. Between 1995 and 2006 he conducted long-term fieldwork on HIV/AIDS and social relations in Tanzania, focusing on the dynamics of kinship and Neo-Pentecostalism, as well as on the identity politics and limitations of collective action in urban NGOs in Dar es Salaam. Dilger is author of the monograph Living with Aids: Illness, Death and Social Relationships in Africa. An Ethnography (Frankfurt: Campus, 2005; in German). He is co-editor of the book Morality, Hope and Grief: Anthropologies of AIDS in Africa (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010; with Ute Luig); as well as of two special issues on “The redemptive moment: HIV treatments and the production of new religious spaces” (African Journal of Aids Research 9[4]2010,  with Rijk van Dijk and Marian Burchardt) and “Global AIDS Medicines in East African Health Institutions” (Medical Anthropology 30[2]2011, with Anita Hardon). He is also co-editor of the volume Medicine, Mobility and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012; with Abdoulaye Kane and Stacey Langwick). Dilger’s current book project is about subject formation in Christian and Muslim schools in Dar es Salaam and the social, political and moral presence of religiously motivated education in the wake of privatization and neoliberal restructuring in urban Tanzania.