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Research

The Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology stands for emergent research and re-search-oriented teaching on past and present cultures of the everyday, led by professional curiosity and critical attention for societal processes of transformation.

Current research themes are in four focus areas:

  • Political anthropology, governmentality studies
    Urban anthropology, mobile culture studies and migration, governmentality and security, bor-ders/boundaries and liminality, cultural studies in architecture, digitalisation, sexuality and corporeality, subjectivation research.
     
  • Cultures of the everyday
    Material culture, technique in everyday life, work, historicality of everyday culture, religiosity, memory, images and visuality.
     
  • Knowledge and science
    History of our discipline, the history of knowledge, sensual and aesthetic anthropology.
     
  • Methods of cultural anthropology and European ethnology
    Ethnographic methodology, cultural analysis, visual anthropology, museology, historical an-thropology, narrative research, cultural semiotics, ethno-psychoanalysis.

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