Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Institut für Europäische Ethnologie


My current research concerns modes of ecological thinking in anthropology. At the intersection of social anthropology and geography and within the integrative research institute THESys (transformations of human-environment systems:, I work on the consequences of planetary environmental change for environment|human entanglements in everyday life. A particular interest lies with matters of water and infrastructures.

In a second strand, I am interested in the anthropology of the lifesciences and medicine, particularly around developments related to epigenetics, stress and urban atmospheres.This vein also links closely to psychiatry.

Both areas of research raise theoretical questions about the relationship between nature and culture or matter and meaning and how one might use anthropological thinking to conceive of this link in ways which others might find useful to invent around.


Links to further details:


Laboratory: Anthropology of Environment|Human Relations:

VW Research Consortium Water Security for Whom:

Einstein Research Unit Climate and Water under Change:

Public Engagement Laboratory AnthropoScenes:

EU Edible City Network: