Prof. Dr. Kai Kresse

principal investigator

since 2018 Professor of Social & Cultural Anthropology, FU Berlin, and Vice-Director, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO);
2013-2018 Associate Professor of African Studies, Columbia University;
2002-2009 Lecturer in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews
2002 PhD in Anthropology & African Studies, SOAS
1996 M.A. in Philosophy, University of Hamburg
Editorial board: Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East

Selected Publications

  • Kresse, Kai. 2007. Philosophising in Mombasa: Knowledge, Islam, and Intellectual Practice on the Swahili Coast. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press for the International African Institute.
  • Kresse, Kai. 2018. Swahili Muslim Publics and Postcolonial Experience. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  • Kresse, Kai. 2011. “African Humanism and a Case Study from the Swahili coast.“ In Humanism and Business Ethics in Intercultural Perspective, edited by Claus Dierksmeier et al,  246-265. New York: Palgrave McMillan.