- Sophia Hoffinger
- Social Anthropology School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Human rights, Legal anthropology, Germany, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Memory politics, Multiculturalism, Anti-colonial resistance, solidarity, Nationalism and National Identity, anti-racism, critical whiteness studies, anti-muslim racism, antisemitism, Critical race/ethnicity, racism
My project explores the meaning that Israel-Palestine holds for human rights and solidarity activism in Germany, especially within wider anti-colonial and migrant-led struggles. It investigates the role memory, rights, and responsibility play in shaping notions of solidarity and justice. I am currently conducting fieldwork in and around Berlin.
BA (First Class. Hons) Social Anthropology and Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
Awards and Honours
SOAS Anthropology and Sociology departmental prize for best BA Profile Joint Honours, 2015-2016.
Alice-Brown Scholarship recipient, 2018.
Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship, 2020/21.
Social Anthropology 1B: Anthropology Matters (2018/19) at SPS, University of Edinburgh
People First: The Anthropology of Development (2019/20) at SPS, University of Edinburgh
GTA for Ethnography of the Near and Middle East (2020/21) at SOAS, University of London.
Knowledge Exchange and Impact
- Research Assistant GIAA Project ‘Design for Displacement’ and ‘EVERYDAY – Green Energy Design Residency’ Organiser, University of Edinburgh, School of Design (2019)
- SPS School Senior Leader PALS Schemes, University of Edinburgh (2020)
- RACE.ED Network Podcast Producer, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh (2020) - "Undersong - Race and Conversations Other-wise" can be found on: https://soundcloud.com/raceedpodcast
- Political and Legal Interdisciplinary Ethnography (PoLIE) Network Coordinator and Founder, University of Edinburgh
Review of Rosen (2020) 'Fires of Gold', AllegraLab, 07/20: https://allegralaboratory.net/reviews-fires-of-gold/