Head of Department / Full Professor
Telephone: +41 44 635 22 33
- during the semester Wed 14 - 18
- during the semester break by agreement
Please make an appointment with Prof. Finke's secretary, Ms A. Racca de Oliveira Lima, phone 044 635 22 16, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social theory, economic anthropology, political economy and social change, post-socialist transformations, pastoral nomadism, identity, cognitive anthropology, norms and ideology
Central Asia, Middle East, post-socialist societies
Peter Finke has been Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich since 2006 and is a member of the University Priority Research Programme “Asia and Europe”. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of Brill's book series Eurasian Studies Library, Leiden, NL, and a member of the Board of the series Gesellschaften und Staaten im Epochenwandel (GSE). Peter Finke studied Anthropology and Central Asian Studies in Munich, Göttingen, and Berlin. He holds a MA from Free University Berlin (1994), a PhD from Köln University (1999) and a postdoctoral degree (habilitation) from Leipzig University (2006). From 2000 until 2005 he was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and in 2005 became Head of the Research Group on Central Asia. In 2002/2003 he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire, U.S.A., and from 2004 until 2006 at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.