Prof. Dr. Elke Kaiser

Elke Kaiser already dealt with the archaeology of the Eastern European steppe while she studied pre- and early history, Slavic studies and anthropology. After her doctorate in 1999 she worked as a researcher for the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut. After a research stay in the Ukraine which was supported by the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, she became a researcher at the Freie Universität Berlin. Following this she habilitated in 2012 with a thesis entitled “Das 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr. in der osteuropäischen Steppe”. At Topoi she was the junior group leader of the research group (A-2) The Political Ecology of Non-Sedentary Communities until 2012. Since then she was appointed Visiting Professor in the Faculty of History at Adam Mickiewicz-University Poznań and gave lectures in the Seminar für Vor- und Frühgeschichte at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. In 2014 she was appointed Professor for Prehistoric Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin.