Prof. Dr. Rose Marie Beck


Professor of African Studies (Languages and Literatures)

Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Vertrauensdozentin der Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes
Member of the Steering Committee of Programme Point Sud (DFG), Frankfurt
Chairperson of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Africa (ZIAF), Frankfurt
Award: 2010, "KfW-Förderpreis für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung”, category “Exzellenzpreis”

Blog "Re-inventing the world"

Skype consultation hour
We. 9:00-11:00 pm
and upon appointment by email

e-Mail: rmbeck[at]
office: 2.2.05 (house 2, 2nd floor, room 05)
Tel: + 49 (0)341 - 97 37031

I am mostly interested in PhD candidates with an interest in the sociology of language, especially postcolonial linguistics, language philosophy, ANT of language, non-representational linguistics, Science & Technology Studies. They are expected to work with empirical data from an ethnographic perspective preferrably with a background in linguistic anthropology, ethnomethodology or praxeology in the fields of urbanity, medicine, verbal and popular art, education, politics, philosophy and science.