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Guido Sprenger is Professor at the Institute of Anthropology, Heidelberg University, since 2010. He has done more than two and a half years of field research on ritual, cosmology and transculturality in the uplands of Laos since 2000. He studied Social Anthropology at the University of Münster, Germany, from  1988 to 1996 and was employed there as a researcher from 2000 to 2003. He received his doctoral degree in 2004. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, from 2004 to 2007, and a Junior Professor in Münster, Germany, from 2007 to 2010. Among his publications are Die Männer, die den Geldbaum fällten (The Men who cut the Money Tree: Concepts of Exchange and Society among Rmeet of Takheung, Laos) (2006), Animism in Southeast Asia (co-edited with Kaj Århem, 2016), Plural Ecologies in Southeast Asia (2023, co-edited with Timo Duile, Kristina Großmann and Michaela Haug), and numerous articles, among others in HAU – Journal of Ethnographic Theory, Social Analysis, and The Journal of Asian Studies. His research interests include exchange, ritual, animism, human-environment relations, kinship and social morphology, and cultural identity.