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Anne Goletz

Anne Goletz is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg. In her doctoral project she studies the ways how people in Sokorpa, a Yukpa territory in the Serranía de Perijá in Northern Colombia, communicate (or avoid communicating) with their other-than-human surroundings.

Her research was supported by a research grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and a PhD grant from the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. She has done 20 months fieldwork in the Serranía de Perijá between 2014 and 2019.

Since 2013 she has been a staff member of the Department for Cultural and Social Anthropology at Philipp-Universität Marburg. She forms part of the research project “Contextualizing Yukpa language and myths. The linguistic and ethnological position of an outsider in the Cariban language family and the northern Andean lowlands,” financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from 2017 until 2020. In the “More than writing” project she examines graphic signs present in Yukpa material culture.

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List of publications:

  • 2020 Recibiendo el canto del armadillo: transmisión onírica de saberes entre un armadillo y una mujer sabia en Sokorpa, territorio yukpa al norte de Colombia. Tabula Rasa, 36, 267-292.
  • 2020 “Tuwancha, “The One Who Knows”: Specialists and Specialized Knowledge in Transhuman Communication Among the Sokorpa Yukpa of the Serranía Del Perijá, Colombia.” In Amerindian Socio-Cosmologies Between the Andes, Amazonia and Mesoamerica: Toward an Anthropological Understanding of the Isthmo-Colombian Area, edited by Ernst Halbmayer. [S.l.]: Routledge.
  • 2018 Die Wirklichkeit des Mythos. Mythen der Yukpa aus Kolumbien und Venezuela – Eine Ausstellung / La realidad del mito. Mitos de lxs Yukpa de Colombia y Venezuela – Una exposición” with Dagmar Schweitzer de Palacios and Ernst Halbmayer.
  • 2018 Goletz & Schmetz. Nanarh yukpapi | somos yukpa|we are yukpa. Donde los Sokorpa-Yukpa en Colombia|at the Sokorpa-Yukpa in Colombia. Wetter: Druckerei Schöder.

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