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Uli Linke

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

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Uli Linke

Department Chair

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Liberal Arts

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BA, Macalester College; MA, Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

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Full Length Book
Kray, Christine A. and Uli Linke (eds). Race, Gender, and Political Culture in the Trump Era: The Fascist Allure. 1st ed. London, UK: Routledge, 2022. Print.
Fenner, Angelica and Uli Linke (eds). Contemporary Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures. Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World (http://transit.berkeley.edu/archives/volume-9-2/) ed. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2014. Web.
Linke, Uli and Danielle T. Smith (eds). Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader. 1st ed. London, UK: Pluto Press, 2009. Print.
Linke, Uli. German Bodies: Race and Representation after Hitler. 1st ed. New York, NY: Routledge, 1999. Print.
Linke, Uli. Blood and Nation: The European Aesthetics of Race. 1st ed. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. Print.
Shapiro, Warren and Uli Linke (eds). Denying Biology. 1st ed. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996. Print.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Linke, Uli. AMPS and University College London Press. UCL Press Journal Award for Excellence in Scholarship (article: The Optics of Dispossession). London, UK, 2022.
Book Chapter
Linke, Uli. "Love Politics: The Nation Form and the Affective Life of the State." Race, Gender, and Political Culture in the Trump Era: The Fascist Allure. Ed. Christine A. Kray and Uli Linke. London, UK: Routledge, 2021. 25-46. Print.
Kray, Christine A. and Uli Linke. "Introduction: The Fascist Allure." Race, Gender, and Political Culture in the Trump Era: The Fascist Allure. Ed. Christine A. Kray and Uli Linke. London, UK: Routledge, 2021. 1-22. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Language as Battleground: ‘Speaking’ the Nation, Lingual Citizenship, and Diversity Management in Post-Unification Germany." Refugees Welcome? Difference and Diversity in a Changing Germany. Ed. Jan-Jonathan Bock and Sharon Macdonald. New York/Oxford, USA and UK: Berghahn Books, 2019. 41-66. Print.
Linke, Uli. "ICONi(c)Cities: Global Imaginaries of Urban Dispossession." Urban Imaginaries: The Routledge Companion. Ed. Christoph Lindner and Miriam Meissner. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018. 345-358. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Death as Spectacle: Plastinated Bodies in Germany." The Anthropology of Death: A Companion. Ed. Antonius C. G. M. Robben. Oxford, UK: Wiley, 2017. 383-398. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Mobile Imaginaries, Portable Signs: Global Consumption and Representations of Slum Life." Tourism and Geographies of Inequality: The New Global Slumming Phenomenon. Ed. Fabian Frenzel and Ko Koens. New York, NY: Routledge, 2015. 100-125. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Body-Shock: The Political Aesthetics of Death." Images of Power and the Power of Images: Control, Ownership, and Public Space. Chicago, IL: Berghahn Books, 2012. 80-98. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Gendering Europe - Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era." The Oxford Handbook of Postwar Europeans History (rev paperback 2014). Ed. Dan Stone. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2012. 401-443. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Body-Shock: The Political Aesthetics of Death." Images of Power and the Power of Images: Control Ownership, and Public Space. Ed. Judith Kapferer. Chicago, IL: Bergahn, 2012. 80-98. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Technologies of Othering: Black Masculinities in the Carceral Zones of European Whiteness." Europe in Black and White. Ed. Manuela Ribeiro Sanches, et al. : The University of Chicago Press, Intellect Books, 2011. 123-141. Print.
Journal Paper
Linke, Uli. "The Optics of Dispossession: Urban Precarity as Political Art." Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS) 20. 1: 4 (2021): 1-18. Web.
Linke, Uli. "Speaking in Tongues: Language and National Belonging in Globalizing Europe." disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 25. 8 (2016): 84-102. Web.
Fenner, Angelica and Uli Linke. "Cultivating Peripheral Vision: An Introduction." Transit: A Journal of Travel, Migration, and Multiculturalism in the German-speaking World 9. 2 (special issue: Remediations of Race and Ethnicity in German Visual Cultures) (2014): 1-12. Web.
Linke, Uli. "Racializing Cities, Naturalizing Space: The Seductive Appeal of Iconicities of Dispossession." Antipode: The Radical Journal of Geography 46. 5 (2014): 1222-1239. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Reimagining Alterities: The Formation of Identities through Memory, History, and Place." Reviews in Anthropology 41. 3 (2012): 188-212. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Mobile Imaginaries, Portable Signs: Global Consumption and Representations of Slum Life." Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place, and Environment 14. 2 (2012): 294-319. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Reimagining Alterities: The Formation of Identities through Memory, History, and Place." Reviews in Anthropology 41. 3 (2012): 188-212. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Mobile Imaginaries, Portable Signs: Global Consumption and Representations of Slum Life." Tourism Geographies: An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place, and Enviroment 14. 2 (2012): 294-319. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Linke, Uli. "Love Politics: The Nation Form and the Affective Live of the State." Annual Meeting (virtual), session “Truth, Responsibility, and Political Stagecraft in the Era of Trumpism". American Anthropological Association. Baltimore, MD. 20 Nov. 2021. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Paradoxical Obsessions: Gender, Race, Nation, and Other Trauma Tropes." Annual Meeting, session on “Trumpian Political Stagecraft: The Global Reaches of an Aggrieved White Patriarchal Nationalism". National Women's Studies Association. Virtual, USA. 15 Oct. 2021. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "The Optics of Dispossession: Urban Poverty as Political Art." Connections: Exploring Heritage, Architecture, Cities, Art, and Media. Architecture, Media, Politics, Society (AMPS). Canterbury (virtual), UK. 29-30 Jun. 2020. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "The Optics of Dispossession: Urban Poverty as Political Art." Session: The City as a Work of Art: Examining Artistic Influences on Urban Transformation (Part 1). American Anthropological Association/Canadian Association of Social Anthropology. Vancouver, Canada. 21 Nov. 2019. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Grotesque Theatrics: Blood, Sex, and Toxic Mascuinity." Joint Spring Conference meeting. American Ethnological Society and Visual Anthropology. Philadelphia, PA. 23 Mar. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Grotesque Theatrics: Blood, Sex, and Toxic Mascuinity." Change in the Anthropological Imagination-117th annual meeting. American Anthropological Association. San Jose, CA. 16 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Icon-(i)-Cities: Transglobal Imaginaries of Urban Dispossession." City Futures and Urban Imaginaries: International workshop (org. Christoph Lindner and Miriam Meissner). University of Oregon. Portland, OR. 8-9 Sep. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "The Absent and the Present in Refugee Politics." Germany, Europe, and the Refugee Crisis: The Challenge to Integrate. Faculty and Expert Seminar: Studienforum Berlin (H.D. Jakobsen, org). Berlin/Germany, FGR. 9 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Language as Battleground: Speaking the Nation, Lingual Citizenship, and Other Disillusions about Diversity in Post-Unification Germany." Experiencing Differences and Diversities in Contemporary Germany: International Workshop sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt-Professorship (Berlin) and the Woolf Institute (Cambridge). Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt University. Berlin, Germany. 15-16 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "The Politics of Love: Rethinking the Sensual Life of the State." Double Session: New Discourses of the Old Nation-State: Territories, Identities, Practices, organized by Ingrid A. Medby and Berit Kristoffersen (Durham University). Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 1 Apr. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Speaking in Tongues: Language and Belonging in Germany." International Conference: “Untying the Mother Tongue: On Language, Affect, and the Unconscious,” organized by Federico Dal Bo and Antonio Castore. ICI Berlin Kulturlabor, Institute for Cultural Inquiry. Berlin, Germany. 11-12 May 2016. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Language as Battleground: ‘Speaking’ the Nation, Lingual Citizenship, and Other Disillusions of German Unification." Event: 25 Years of German Unification. Boise State University (World Languages Department). Boise, ID. 15 Oct. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Linke, Uli. "Speaking in Tongues: Language and Belonging in Europe." Contemporary Europe Research Workshop. Humanities Institute--SUNY Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. 27 Mar. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Linke, Uli. "Language Politics and German Imaginaries of Othering." 39th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association. Ethnography and German Studies (4): Ethnography and the Study of Diversity in Germany. Washington, DC. 3 Oct. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Off the Edge of Europe: Border Regimes, Visual Culture, and the Politics of Race." Session: Estranging the Familiar: Racism, Immigration, and Nation Making in the Everyday. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Denver, CO. 20 Nov. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Racializing Cities, Naturalizing Space." American Association of Geographers, Annual Meeting. Session I and II: Race, Space, and Nature. American Association of Geographers. Tampa, FL. 11 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Discussant of Session." Bare Bones: Civil War and Memory Politics in Contemporary Spain. American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA. 14 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Session Discussant." Mimicry, Masquerade, and Ethnic Drag in German Cinema. German Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI. 7 Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Urban Iconicities: Representations of Slum Life as Commodity and Spectacle." American Anthropological Association. Society for Urban, National, Transnational Anthropology and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. Convention Center, Montreal, Canada. 19 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Racializing Cities, Naturalizing Space: The Global Appeal of Iconic Representations of Slum Life." Symposium: Race, Space, and Nature. Department of Geography. University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. 27 Apr. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Koning, Anouk De and Uli Linke. "Invited Double Session: Embattled Cities: (Post)Colonial Legacies and Specters of Difference in Urban Europe." American Anthropological Association. Society for Urban, National, Transnational Anthropology and the Society for the Anthropology of Europe. Convention Center, Montreal, Canada. 19 Nov. 2011. Conference Presentation.
Published Review
Linke, Uli. "Book review." Rev. of Encoding Race, Encoding Class: Indian IT Workers in Berlin, by Sareeta Amrute. Anthropos: International Journal of Anthropology and Linguistics 1 Mar. 2017: 635-635. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Book Review." Rev. of Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany, by Andrew D. Evans. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 17(3) 2011: 676-677. Print.
Linke, Uli. Rev. of Beyond the Gymnasium: Educating the Middle-Class Bodies in Classical Germany, by Heikki Lempa. The American Historical Review, 115.1 (2010): 310-311. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Linke, Uli. "Anthropology of Collective Memory." International Encyclopedia for Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, vol. 4 (Oxford: Elsevier), pp. 181-187. (2015). Print.
Published Article
Linke, Uli.“Body-Shock: The Political Aesthetics of Death.” Social Analysis, 54.2 (2010):80-98. Print. “
Linke, Uli. “Fortress Europe: Globalization, Militarization, and the Policing of Interior Borderlands.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 23-24 (2010): 100-120. Print. «
Formal Presentation
Linke, Uli. “Mobile Imaginaries, Portable Signs: The Global Consumption of Iconic Representations of Slum Life.” International Conference: Destination Slum: The Production and Consumption of Poverty in Travel and Tourism. Bristol, UK. 9-11 Dec. 2010. Presentation.

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