Stefan Krist

Stefan Krist

Anthropology

Inner Mongolia University

Stefan Krist is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Mongolian Studies at the Inner Mongolia University in Hohhot, capital of the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia, China. He has studied biology, history, social and cultural anthropology, Mongolian studies, and holds a PhD degree in anthropology from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA. He has also worked as a research associate at the Institute for Social Anthropology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and as lecturer at the University of Vienna, Austria, and the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. Stefan has been conducting socio-cultural, anthropological and historical research focusing regionally on Siberia, Mongolia and Northern China, especially working among and on the Buryats, Tuvinians, and Russian Old Believers, among groups of whom he has been carrying out series of long-term field research. Thematically, he has been focusing on these groups’ expressive culture – primarily sports and visual arts – as well as on their religious practices and migration movements. His main interest lies in the analysis of social and cultural changes and people’s changing identities. Furthermore, he investigates accounts of travelers from the West to the regions of his interest and their influence on science and the public in the West. He has published the results of his research in numerous articles in international journals and edited books. He has also published book reviews and has co-edited books. He is member of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR), the German Association for Social and Cultural Anthropology (DGSKA), and the Arctic and Subarctic Working Group (AAS).