Benjamin Baumann


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Benjamin Baumann is an assistant professor at the University of Heidelberg. His ethnographic work examines rural lifeworlds, socio-cultural identities and local language games in Thailand’s lower Northeast, focusing on how the ghostly structures the imagination, reproduction of social collectives and communal sentiments of belonging.

Books by this author

Deities and Divas

Queer Ritual Specialists in Myanmar, Thailand and Beyond

The first book to trace commonalities between queer and religious cultures in Southeast Asia and the West, Deities and Divas details the very prominent roles that gay men and trans women are playing in the spirit medium cults rapidly growing in Myanmar, Thailand and beyond.