Christoph Wulf

Professor - Member of the Reading Committee

Christoph Wulf is Professor of Anthropology and Education and a member of the
Interdisciplinary Centre for Historical Anthropology, the Collaborative Research Centre
“Cultures of Performance” (SFB, 1999-2011), the Cluster of Excellence “Languages of
Emotions” (2007-2012), and the Graduate Schools “Body Staging” and “InterArts” at Freie
Universität Berlin. His books have been translated into 20 languages. For his anthropological
research he was awarded the title “professor honoris causa” by the University of Buckarest.
The German Society for Educational Science awarded him honorary membership.

He was founding secretary of the “Education Commission” of the “International Peace
Research Association”, president of the “Network Educational Science Amsterdam”, initiator
and chairman of the Commission on Pedagogical Anthropology of the German Society for
Educational Science. He is vice president of the German UNESCO Commission.
Research stays and invited professorships have included the following locations among
others: Stanford; Tokyo, Kyoto; Beijing, Shanghai, Mysore, Delhi; Paris, Lille, Strasbourg;
Modena; Amsterdam; Stockholm; Copenhagen; London; Vienna; Rome, Lisbon; Moscow;
Saint Petersburg, Kazan; Sao Paulo.

Major research areas: historical and cultural anthropology, educational anthropology, rituals, gestures, emotions, imagination, intercultural communication, mimesis, aesthetics, epistemology, and research related to the Anthropocene.

Christoph Wulf is editor, co-editor and member of the editorial staff of several international


Christoph Wulf, Docteur en Philosophie, est Professeur d’anthropologie et de philosophie de l’éducation ainsi que le cofondateur du Centre interdisciplinary d’Anthropologie historique de l’Université libre de Berlin.

Il est également member du groupe de recherche « InterArts », du centre de recherche collaborative (SFB) « Culture de la Performance » et du Centre d’excellence « Langage de l’émotion »
à l’Université libre de Berlin. Il fut nommé Professeurs Honoris Causa à l’Université de Bucarest pour ses travaux en Anthropologie, Vice-directeur de la Société d’Anthropologie historique, fondateur de la commission d’anthropologie de l’éducation de la société allemande pour les sciences de l’éducation, vice-président de la commission allemande pour l’UNESCO.

Ses livres sont traduits dans vingt langues.
Domaines de recherche : Anthropologie historique et anthropologie de l’éducation, mimésis, esthétique, éducation interculturelle, performativité et rituel, émotions, imagination.