Eva Gerharz Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Eva Gerharz is a Junior Professor of Sociology of Development and Internationalization at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. Formerly, she was a senior researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology at Bielefeld University, Germany. Her main research interests are empirically grounded perspectives on development sociology, activism and identity politics, diaspora and development, and transnational and translocal dynamics. She has conducted empirical fieldwork in South Asia since 1999, especially in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Her book The Politics of Reconstruction and Development in Sri Lanka will be published with Routledge. She has edited The Making of World Society: Perspectives from Transnational Research together with Remus Anghel Gabriel, Gilberto Rescher and Monika Salzbrunn (2008).