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Alexander Chenchenko (MA)


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Alexander Chenchenko studied Ethnology and African Studies at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz from 2015 to 2018. After his bachelor degree, he moved to Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, where he completed the master programme in Social and Cultural Anthropology from 2019 to 2022. He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Goethe University. Since November 2022, he has been working as a scholarship holder of the Cusanuswerk - Bischöfliche Studienförderung in the project „Religion als Infrastruktur. Ethnographische Studie zu religiösen Dynamiken in Kafa (Äthiopien)“.


Research interest

Thematic: ethnology of religion, infrastructure, conversion, visual anthropology

Regional: Southern Ethiopia (Kafa)




2022    Tagungsbericht: Frühjahrstagung des Arbeitskreises Entwicklungspolitik und Humanitäre Hilfe der DeGEval 2021: Alles, was Recht ist: menschenechtsbasierte Ansätze in Evaluation und Evaluation von Menschenrechten, Zeitschrift für Evaluationen 21 (1): 127-132.

2022    Aesthetics and musical-religious experience within the (Catholic) Holy Mass, Sights International Student Journal of Anthropology 1: 50-55.

2020    Zahlen, Daten, Fakten: Monitoring in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und Humanitären Hilfe. Zwischen Anspruch und Realität, Zeitschrift für Evaluationen 19 (2): 364-371.



2021    „Web of Thoughts“
(Screenings: GIEFF German International Ethnographic Film Festival Göttingen)
2019   „Der Prinz der Schuhe“
(Screenings: Ethnofest Ethnographic Film Festival Athens 2020/ III. Sommersymposium des Frobenius Instituts Frankfurt am Main 2021)