Tobias Wendl is Professor at the Institute of Art History (KHI) – Free University of Berlin, where he holds the “Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Endowed Chair for African Arts and Visual Cultures”. Until 2010 he served as director of the Iwalewa House, the Africa Centre of the University of Bayreuth. Tobias Wendl was born and educated in Munich. Before entering the university, he worked free-lance in architecture photography. Since 1981 he has traveled to Africa and spent more than four years conducting research in countries like Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco. He received his Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich in 1990. During his academic career, Tobias Wendl has taught at the Universities of Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Bayreuth and Berlin. He authored and edited numerous books, documentaries, scholarly articles and exhibitions. His fields of interest include Contemporary Arts, Media Studies, Cinema, Popular and Urban Culture, Music and Religion, Museum Studies and the History of Transatlantic relations.
|1990||Ph.D. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Anthropology, Modern Literature, Psychology and Linguistics)|
|1984||M.A. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Anthropology, Modern Literature, Psychology and Linguistics)|
FORMER POSITIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
|2001-10||Director of Iwalewa House, Africa Centre at the University of Bayreuth.
|2003||Visiting Professor, Department of Historical Anthropology, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. (1.4. – 31.7.)|
|1999-01||Senior researcher and senior lecturer at the Research Centre «Media and Cultural Communication», Albertus-Magnus-Universität Cologne.|
|1993-97||Researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Anthropology and African Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich.|
|1992-93||Research fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (MSH), Paris.
Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
|1989-91||Lecturer in Visual Anthropology at the Institute of Anthropology and African Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. Coordinator of the Teaching programme «Educational films» funded by GTZ (German Technical Cooperation) in Lomé/Togo.|
|1986-88||Ph.D.-scholarship of the Federal State of NRW, University of Münster.|
|1985-86||Ph.D.-scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Bonn.|