Ulrich Mai has, until his retirement in 2006, been a professor
of Social Geography in the Faculty of Sociology, University
of Bielefeld, Germany. He was in charge of a number of joint
international research projects in Indonesia and Poland on
rural change and ethnic identity. A recent publication edited
by him is: Masuren: Trauma, Sehnsucht, leichtes Leben. Zur
Gefühlswelt einer Landschaft (Münster: LIT, 2004).