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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

585-475-4389

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ANTH-430
3 Credits
We see others as we imagine them to be, in terms of our values, not as they see themselves. This course examines ways in which we understand and represent the reality of others through visual media, across the boundaries of culture, gender, and race. It considers how and why visual media can be used to represent or to distort the world around us. Pictorial media, in particular ethnographic film and photography, are analyzed to document the ways in which indigenous and native peoples in different parts of the world have been represented and imagined by anthropologists and western popular culture.
ANTH-410
3 Credits
This course examines the impact of global dynamics on cities from the early 20th century to the present. By tracing urban formations from metropolis to global city, emphasis will be placed on the making of identities, communities, and citizens in the architectural spaces, cultural places, ethnic zones, and media traces of urban life in the context of globalization.
ANTH-325
3 Credits
Our bodies are more than mere physical entities; they are conditioned by culture, society, and history. We will take a comparative approach to the cultural construction of bodies and the impact of ethnic, gender, and racial ideologies on body practices (i.e. surgical alteration, mutilation, beautification, surrogacy, erotica). We will critically investigate the global formation of normative discourses of the body (regarding sexuality, AIDS/illness, reproduction, fat/food) in medical science, consumer culture, and the mass media. The course features discussion, writing, and project-oriented research, encouraging students to acquire a range of analytic skills through a combination of text interpretation and research.
ANTH-501
3 Credits
Students will design and conduct a library-based research project with supervision of a faculty member, bringing to bear the knowledge and theoretical perspectives accumulated during the prior years of study.
ANTH-503
3 Credits
This is the second course of a two-semester Scholar's Thesis sequence in anthropology or urban studies in which students will conduct an original research project. In this second course, working with a thesis adviser, students will finalize data collection, analyze the data, write and defend a thesis paper, following the conventions of the discipline.

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Book Chapter
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. "Gendering Europe Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era." Postwar European History. Ed. Dan Stone. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014. 401-443. Print.
Linke, Uli. "Gendering Europe, Europeanizing Gender: The Politics of Difference in a Global Era." The Oxford Handbook of Postwar European History. 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. 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. Ed. Dan Stone. Oxford, England: 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.
Invited Keynote/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. "Bare Bones: Civil War and Memory Politics in Contemporary Spain." American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA. 14 Nov. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Linke, Uli. "Mimicry, Masquerade, and Ethnic Drag in German Cinema." 36th Annual Meeting. German Studies Association. Milwaukee, WI. 7 Oct. 2012. 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.
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.
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.
Journal Paper
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) (2015): 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.
Full Length Book
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, Vol. 9, No. 2 (special issue 2014) ed. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2015. Web.
Invited Article/Publication
Linke, Uli. "Anthropology of 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. «
Linke, Uli. “Technologiesof Othering: Black Masculinities in the Carceral Zones of European Whiteness.” Europe in Black and White: Immigration, Race, and Identity in the ‘Old Continent’, 2010. n.p. 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.