Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
|Project Name||Interactions in Anthropology: Frankfurt and Vienna before the mid-20th century|
|Field of research||History of ethnology/social and cultural anthropology (especially first half of 20th century, Nazi period), history of racism’/historical connection between physical anthropology and ethnology, cultural-historical approaches, historical network research, biographical research.|
|Keywords||History of ethnology|social and cultural anthropology (especially first half of 20th century, Nazi period) | history of racism’|historical connection between physical anthropology and ethnology | cultural-historical approaches | historical network research | biographical research .|
Study of social/cultural anthropology, sociology, pedagogy and pedagogical psychology in Mainz and Leipzig. 2001 doctorate at the University of Leipzig with a thesis on the anthropologist and ethnologist Otto Reche (1879-1966). DFG project on the life and work of the ethnologist Marianne Schmidl (1890-1942). Lise-Meitner-Project of the Austrian Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, on professional networking and connections between the Viennese ‘Völkerkunde’ Institute” and the corresponding German institutes and museums between 1933 and 1945. Research and teaching with a focus on the history of German-speaking ethnology/Social and Cultural Anthropology. Spokesperson of the working group “history of anthropology” in the German Anthropological Association (“Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie”). Current project (FWF Elise Richter Programme) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, in close cooperation with the Frobenius Institute in Frankfurt/Main: “Interactions in Anthropology: Frankfurt and Vienna before the mid-20th century – The cultural historical approach as a common denominator during times of crisis and totalitarian regime”.