Dr Dominik Mattes

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Postdoctoral Fellow
Collaborative Research Center 'Affective Societies' and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

Dominik Mattes is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2014, he has been co-chairing the German Anthropological Association’s Work Group Medical Anthropology. His book, Fierce Medicines, Fragile Socialities. Grounding Global HIV Treatment in Tanzania (Berghahn, 2019) examines the political-economic conditions of providing antiretroviral medicines, the manifold intricacies of living a life with these pharmaceuticals, and the interference of religious discourse and practice with the biomedical therapy in Northeastern Tanzania. Aside from Medical Anthropology and Critical Global Health, Dominik’s work is situated at the intersection of religion and migration. While his first postdoctoral project explored notions of belonging among the congregants of a West-African Pentecostal church in Berlin, his current research focuses on how migration-related religious diversity is affectively governed in the same city.

Selected publications:

  • 2019. Fierce Medicines, Fragile Socialities. Grounding Global HIV Treatment in Tanzania. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.
  • 2020. Dominik Mattes, Bernhard Hadolt and Brigit Obrist. .2020. Introduction. Rethinking sociality and health through transfiguration. In: Medicine Anthropology Theory 7(1): 66-86.
  • 2018. Hansjörg Dilger and Dominik Mattes. Im/mobility and dis/connectivity in medical globalization. How global is Global Health? In: Global Public Health 13(3): 265-275.
  • 2015. Hansjörg Dilger, Susann Huschke and Dominik Mattes. Introduction. Ethics, epistemology, and engagement: Encountering values in medical anthropology. In: Medical Anthropology 34(1): 1-10. 

Additional links: https://www.researchgate.net/search.Search.html?type=researcher&query=Dominik%20Mattes; ​​​​​​​https://fu-berlin.academia.edu/DominikMattes