Hans Peter Hahn is Professor for Anthropology with special focus on African studies at the University of Frankfurt. His research interests are oriented towards material culture, consumption and the impact of globalization on non-western societies. He edited a book on Consumption in Africa (Lit, 2008), focusing on understandings of household economies in Africa. He participated in a research program on globalization in Africa (2000–2007). He is speaker of the research training group Value and Equivalency at Goethe-University. His recent publications include an edited volume on mobility of things (Oxbow 2013).


Hans Peter Hahn, "Dinge erkennen. Materialität und die Formierung der Ethnologie als Wissenschaft", in: Markus Hilgert, Henrike Simon and Kerstin P. Hofmann (Eds.), Objektepistemologien. Zur Vermessung eines transdisziplinären Forschungsraums, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018, 69–88
Hans Peter Hahn, "Innovation and Inertia: Questioning Paradigms of Consumerist Object Fetishism", in: Stefan Burmeister and Reinhard Bernbeck (Eds.), The Interplay of People and Technologies. Archaeological Case Studies on Innovation, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017, 43–60