University of Mannheim

A5 6, Room 512 (5th floor)
D-68159 Mannheim

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Anna Karoline Kaiser

Ph.D., Post-Doc

Anna Kaiser (nee Mitschele) is a postdoctoral researcher. She received her Ph.D. in 2013 from Columbia University in the City of New York, where she began her studies as a Fulbright Scholar. She completed her undergraduate education at Humboldt University in Berlin in 2007.
Her research spans the fields of economic, historical and political sociology. Social network analysis is her field of methodological expertise.

Her study of early modern witch-hunting challenges extant ideas about the origins of persecution and contributes to our understanding of how elites behave in moments of social change. Her current project centers around the question of how elites try to (re-)gain control in the face of increasing social mobility that threatens their status as an exclusive group. Her research interests also include secrets and the narrative structure of secret stories.

Anna Kaiser currently teaches courses on social network analysis and introduction to historical sociology. Her teaching experience as a graduate student also includes fundamental introductory courses such as “evaluation of evidence” and “the social world”.

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