Jonas L. Tinius

Jonas L. Tinius (PhD Cantab) is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH), co-funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and based at the Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. He studied British and American Studies as well as social and cultural anthropology at the Universities of Münster (Germany) and Cambridge (UK). He completed his PhD on German theatre and political self-cultivation under the supervision of Prof James Laidlaw at the Division of Social Anthropology, King’s College, University of Cambridge (2012-2016). His current post-doctoral research explores how Berlin-based curators, contemporary artists, and art institutions engage with notions of alterity and otherness through critical curatorial strategies to reflect on German and European heritage and identities. He is editor of Anthropology, Theatre, and Development: The Transformative Potential of Performance (Palgrave, 2015, with Dr Alex Flynn, Durham) and convener of the Anthropology and the Arts Network within the European Association of Social Anthropologists (with Prof Roger Sansi, Barcelona). More information: