Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi

 

Phone: +41 26 300 92 52 | Fax: +41 26 300 97 46

E-mail: agnieszka.joniak[at]unifr.ch

Office: 327.1

Function: Senior Lecturer



Personal Info

academic qualification

 

  • 2007 - PhD thesis in Social Anthropology, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
  • 2001 - MA in China Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
  • 1997-1999 - Chinese language studies; Sichuan University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China

 

Projects and scholarships

  • 2015-2016 - Project “Spatial production and identity negotiations along Xinjiang’s roads”; Work Package 4 in the BMBF-funded competence network ‘Crossroads Asia’, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Germany
  • 2011-2014 - Team grant “Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and Chinese Territoriality: The Development of Infrastructure and Han Migration to the Region”, Swiss National Science Foundation
  • 2005-2006 - Swiss federal scholarship, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
  • 2002-2003 - Scholarship of Polish and Chinese Ministry of Education, Graduate studies in Chinese linguistics, Sichuan University
  • 2001-2005 - PhD scholarship, Institute of Oriental Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University

 


ProfessionaL Experience

 

  • 2017 - Replacement professor for Prof. Mareile Flitsch, professorship in anthropology of China, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich
  • 2015-2016 - Senior researcher, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, and Research Network ‘Crossroads Asia’
  • 2015 - Visiting scholar, Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Division of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University
  • 2014 - Visiting scholar, East Asian Studies Unit, University of Oslo, Norway
  • 2014 - Visiting scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 2011 - Affiliated researcher; College of Resources and Environmental Science, Xinjiang University, China
  • 2011-2014 - Senior researcher, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • 2010-2011 - Guest professor, Department of Cultural Studies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • 2010 - Lecturer, Central Asian Studies Unit, University of Berne, Switzerland
  • 2008-2010 - Lecturer, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
  • 2001-2005 - Lecturer and researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University

Professional experience 

Publications

Publications

 

Peer-reviewed articles:

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2017 (in press). Ethnicity and the Han. In: Tim Wright (ed.). Oxford Bibliographies Online: Chinese Studies. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Kinzley, Judd and A. Joniak-Lüthi. 2016. Territory, border, infrastructure – Imagining and crafting national borderlands in twentieth century China. Crossroads Asia Working Paper Series, no. 36. (re-published as a Working Paper in Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Vol. 21).

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2016. Disciplines, silences and fieldwork methodology under surveillance. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 141: 197–214.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. and Uradyn Bulag 2016. Introduction: Spatial Transformations in China’s Northwestern Borderlands. Inner Asia 18 (1): 1-14.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. (censored). [Mobility discourses and identity negotiations in Xinjiang]. Accepted for publication in ?????? [Southwestern Nationality Studies] and withdrawn by the editors after the intervention of censorship.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2016. Blurring boundaries and negotiating subjectivities: The Uyghurized Han of southern Xinjiang, China. Ethnic and Racial Studies 39 (12): 2187-2204.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2016. Roads in China’s Borderlands: Interfaces of spatial representations, perceptions, practices, and knowledges. Modern Asian Studies 50 (1): 118-140.

Hamut, Bahargül and A. Joniak-Lüthi 2015. The Language Choices and Script Debates among the Uyghur in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China. Linguistik online 70 (1): 111-124.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2015. Xinjiang’s geographies in motion. Asian Ethnicity 16 (4): 428-445.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2013. Han Migration to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region: Between State Schemes and Migrants’ Strategies. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 138: 155-174.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2013. The Han Minzu, Fragmented Identities and Ethnicity. Journal of Asian Studies 72 (4): 849-871.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2009. The Han in the People’s Republic of China: Discourse of Unity and the de facto Diversity. Linguistic and Oriental Studies from Pozna? 9: 149-166.

Joniak, A. 2004. The Course and Consequences of the Ethnic Identification Process (minzu shibie) in the People’s Republic of China. Linguistic and Oriental Studies from Pozna? 6: 111-120.

 

Monograph, special issue, edited volume:

Joniak-Lüthi, A. and Uradyn Bulag (eds.) 2016. Spatial transformations in China’s northwestern borderlands. Special issue of Inner Asia 18 (1).

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2015. The Han: China’s Diverse Majority. Seattle: University of Washington Press (paperback: March 2017). The book was reviewed in Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale, Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies, Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, newbooks.asia, China Review International; podcast containing the interview with the author on newbooksnetwork.com)

Joniak-Lüthi, A. and Alfred F. Majewicz (eds.) 2005. Nie tylko Europa [There is more than Europe]. Pozna?: Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Oriental Studies.

 

Contributions to books:

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2017 (in press). Blurring boundaries and negotiating subjectivities: The Uyghurized Han of southern Xinjiang, China. In: Michael Dillon (ed.). Chinese minorities at home and abroad. London: Routledge.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2016. The Making of State Territory in Xinjiang: Territorialization from Within and Without. In: Roland Altenburger and Esther Bentmann (eds.). Raum und Grenze in den China-Studien, Jahrbuch der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien 10. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag. Pp. 137-155.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2005. Zarys polityki pa?stwa chi?skiego wobec “barbarzy?ców” od czasów dynastii Han do dzi? [The outline of the Chinese policy towards the ‘savages’ from the times of the Han dynasty till today]. In: Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi and Alfred F. Majewicz (eds.). Nie tylko Europa. [There is more than Europe]. Pozna?: Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Oriental Studies. Pp. 25-37.

 

Other publications:


Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2017 (in press). Review of “Ethnicity in China” (by Xiaowei Zang 2015). Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. 2017. Review of “Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang” by Tom Cliff. The China Quarterly 229: 244-245.

Joniak-Lüthi, A. (???) 2016 (in press). (Road construction and spatial reorganization of Xinjiang). (Journal of Xinjiang University).

Joniak-Lüthi, A. (???) 2016 (in press).  (Early Communist-era Han migration to Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region). ???????? (Journal of Xinjiang Vocational University).

Rippa, Alessandro, Matthäus Rest, Radhika Gupta, Agnieszka Joniak-Lüthi, Carolin Maertens, Juliane Müller, Lisa Rail and Martin Saxer. 2016. On Roads: A Review Letter. Dialogues, Cultural Anthropology https://culanth.org/fieldsights/969-on-roads-a-review-letter.

 

 


 

 

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