Ethics as Embodied Practice: Reflexivity, Dialogue and Collaboration – in Conversation with Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger


  • Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo (Author)
  • Hansjörg Dilger (Author)

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Hansjörg Dilger is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin with a specialisation in critical medical anthropology and the anthropology of religious diversity. His research has a regional focus on Tanzania and South Africa and migratory contexts in Germany. He was a visiting professor at the University of Vienna and visiting fellow at the University of Witwatersrand (both in 2014) and Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Florida (2005–2007). Between 2015 and 2019, he was President of the German Anthropological Association (GAA): in this capacity, he and the GAA board pushed toward the firm integration of ethical reflexivity in Social and Cultural Anthropology in Germany. Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo talked with him about research ethics and the role of professional organisations and academic institutions.


Anthropology, methodology, research ethics, institutional review boards, interview