Frank Heidemann is Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich. His research interests include visual anthropology, social aesthetics, the anthropology of the senses, postcolonial studies, political anthropology, and anthropological theory. He has regional interests in South India (especially Tamil Nadu, Nilgiris), the Andaman Islands, and Sri Lanka.
Heidemann has published numerous books and articles. He recently edited with Philipp Zehmisch Manifestations of History: Time, Space and Community in the Andaman Islands (2016).