Sophie Mahakam Anggawi

Sophie Mahakam Anggawi

PhD Researcher in Anthropology and Sociology
Spoken languages
German, English, Indonesian, French, Dutch
Geographical Region of Expertise
  • Indonesia

PhD Thesis


PhD Supervisor & 2nd Reader: Patricia Spyer and Isabelle Schulte-Tenckhoff

Expected completion date: 2021




Sophie Anggawi's doctoral research is located at the intersection of visual anthropology, the anthropology of tourism, and social movement studies. In her work, she examines how local artists work together and in accordance with the (environmental) movement Tolak Reklamasi (Reject the Reclamation) which demonstrates against a mega tourism project on Bali, Indonesia. Besides her doctoral research, Sophie Anggawi is also part of the University of Hamburg's interdisciplinary RespectResearchGroup.

Country of origin: Germany/Indonesia


Research Interests


  • Art

  • Environmentalism

  • Climate Activism

  • Tourism Industry


Relevant Publications and Works

Anggawi, Sophie M. (2021) "Punk Food’: Activism between Climate and Covid Crisis", Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale 0, p. 1-4


Academic Work Experience


Teaching Experience

From (Street) Art to Zines: Creative Forms of Resistance in Indonesia (University of Heidelberg, 2020-21)

Teaching Assistant at the Graduate Institute Geneva for the following courses: Civil Society and Social Movements (MINT085, 2017-18), Poverty and Inequality (DE133, 2017-18), Work Labor Practice (ANSO045, 2017), Marcel Mauss and International Relations (ANSO076, 2017), Archives of the Everyday (ANSO070, 2016-17), Visual Anthropology (ANSO071, 2016-17)