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Charlie Goodwin

Social Anthropology
Charlie Goodwin
in E3

University of Cologne
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 11
50969 Cologne
  E-mail:   charlie.goodwin@uni-koeln.de
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CRC 806 - Project Affiliation:

Project E3
Anthropological Models: A Reconstruction of the First African Frontier

Project Z3
Integrated Research Training Group(IRTG)

Scientific Interests:

  • The anthropology of hunting and gathering societies
  • Cognitive anthropology
  • The anthropology of space and land
  • Human motility and mobility
  • Foraging modes of subsistence
  • Hunter-gatherer adaptive strategies
  • Ethnoarchaeology
  • Ethnobotany
  • Agent-based computer modelling

Ph.D. Research Topic:

The changing body of folk knowledge among !Xun and Hai||om hunter-gatherers in North-Central Namibia.

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Widlok


Since 2014: Ph.D. student at Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne.

2008-2012: M.A. (Hons.) Social Anthropology, University of Edinburgh

M.A. thesis: Islanders: Space, Class and Morality among Dehradun's elite.

Field Work / Research Assignments:

  • March 2014: Preliminary fact-finding assignment to Namibia to prepare ground for long-term research.
  • September 2014 - September 2015: Fieldwork expedition and work among two mixed !Xun and Hai||om groups in North-Central Namibia

Conferences Attended:

Goodwin, C., The Elephant in the Room: Alcohol and Fieldwork in North-Central Namibia, Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHaGS) 11, Vienna, 7-11 September 2015

Goodwin, C., Situational Livelihoods: Hunting and Gathering in North-Central Namibia, African Studies Association of the UK Biennial conference, Robinson College, Cambridge, 7-9 September 2016


Goodwin, C., The Elephant in the Room: Alcohol and Fieldwork in North-Central Namibia, Hunter Gatherer Research, (upcoming issue)



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