Dr Jonas Tinius

Jonas Tinius is Postdoctoral Researcher in Cultural Anthropology and Scientific Coordinator of the “Minor Universality” project at Saarland University. His ethnographic research focuses on the social grappling with art, nation, identity, migration, and colonial legacies, focusing in particular on institutionalised forms of cultural production (theatres, museums, and galleries) and the reflexive agency of artistic and curatorial work.
Selected publications:
(ed. with Alex Flynn)Anthropology, Theatre, and Development: The Transformative Potential of Performance. Basingstoke 2015: Palgrave Macmillan; (co-authored with L. Förster, C. Gerbich, S. Macdonald, K. Puzon, M. von Oswald) Otherwise. Rethinking Museums and Heritage. Berlin 2018: carmah; (ed. with A. Wewerka) Der Fremde Blick. Roberto Ciulli und das Theater an der Ruhr (2 volumes). Berlin 2020: Alexander Verlag; (ed. with M. von Oswald) Across Anthropology. Troubling Colonial Legacies, Museums, and the Colonial. Leuven 2020: Leuven University Press; (co-edited with M. Messling) Minor Universality. Rethinking Humanity After Western Universalism. Berlin 2023: de Gruyter; State of the Arts. An Ethnography of German Theatre and Migration. Cambridge 2023.