Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2008
    Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    Carson Research Professor at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich

  • Since 2014
    Affiliated LMU Professor at the Rachel Carson Center

  • 2009
    Call for a professorship of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (declined)

  • 2008
    Call for a professorship of Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich (accepted)

  • 2005 – 2008
    Associate Professor and Postgraduate Programme Leader, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Applied Humanities, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2004 – 2005
    Senior Lecturer (tenure), School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Applied Humanities, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

  • 2002 – 2004
    Hochschuldozentin (C2) (equivalent to Associate Professor) at the University of Freiburg, Department of Social Anthropology, Germany

  • 1994 – 2002
    Wissenschaftliche Assistentin (C1) und Oberassistentin (C2) (equivalent to Assistant Professor) at the University of Freiburg

  • 1997 – 1998
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM, U.S.

  • 1991 – 1994
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, affiliated at the University of Freiburg and the Latin American Centre of the Freie Universität Berlin, funded by a research grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

  • 1987 – 1990
    Doctoral Candidate at the University of Freiburg, funded by a research grant from the Ministry for Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Dürr, Eveline and Arno Pascht (eds) 2017. Environmental Transformations and Cultural Responses: Ontologies, Discourses and Practices in Oceania. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Dürr, Eveline and Philipp Schorch (eds) 2016. Transpacific Americas: Encounters and Engagements between the Americas and the South Pacific. London, New York: Routledge.

  • Dürr, Eveline and Gordon Winder 2016. Garbage at Work: Ethics, Subjectivation and Resistance. In: Robbie Duschinsky, Simone Schnall, Daniel Weiss (eds.) Purity and Danger Now: New Perspectives. London, New York: Routledge, pp. 52-68.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2016. Re-assembling Language in Nests: Transpacific Indigenous Strategies for Cultural Revitalisation in Aotearoa New Zealand and Mexico. In: Eveline Dürr and Philipp Schorch (eds): Transpacific Americas: Encounters and Engagements between the Americas and the South Pacific. London, New York: Routledge, pp. 110-130.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2016. Slum(scapes): Armut und mobile Erlebniswelten. In: Jens Kersten (Hg.): Inwastement. Bielefeld: transcript, S. 131-152.

  • Dürr, Eveline and Rivke Jaffe (eds.) 2014. [2010] Urban Pollution: Cultural Meanings, Social Practices. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2014. Culture as Experience. Constructing Identities through Transcultural Encounters. In: Toon van Meijl, Elfriede Hermann and Wolfgang Kempf (eds) Belonging in Oceania. Movement, Place-Making and Multiple Identifications, Oxford: Berghahn, pp. 25-48.

  • Meiser, Anna and Eveline Dürr 2014. Negotiating New Roles and Relationships in the Jungle: Rain Forest Imaginations and Community-based Ecotourism in Ecuador. Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America 12 (2).

  • Dürr, Eveline and Rivke Jaffe 2014. Pollution. In: Donald Nonini (ed): A Companion to Urban Anthropology. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 414-427.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2012. Urban Poverty, Spatial Representation and Mobility. Touring a Slum in Mexico. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 36 (4): 706-24.

  • Dürr, Eveline and Rivke Jaffe 2012. Theorising Slum Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean: Performing, Negotiating and Transforming Inequality. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe/ European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 93: 113-123.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2012. Encounters over Garbage: Tourists and Lifestyle Migrants in Mexico. Tourism Geographies. An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment 14 (2):339-355.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2011. Transpazifische Kulturbegegnungen: Multiple Perspektiven auf Aneignungsprozesse und Migrationserfahrungen. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 136 (1) 27-46.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2011. Menschen und Tiere als Schicksalsgefährten. Weltbild und tierische Doppelgängermotive in Mexiko. In: Birgitta Huse, Irmgard Hellmann de Manrique, Ursula Bertels (Hg.) Menschen und Tiere weltweit – Einblicke in besondere Beziehungen. München: Waxmann Verlag, S. 95-106.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2011. History in Bronze. Competing Memories, Cultural Identities and Symbolic Representation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In: Peter J. Nas (ed) Cities Full of Symbols. A Theory of Urban Space and Culture. Leiden: Leiden University Press, pp. 241-258.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2011. To Belong in Aotearoa New Zealand: Latin American Migrant Experiences in Multicultural Auckland. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37 (3): 503-519.

  • Dürr, Eveline 2005 Identitäten und Sinnbezüge in der Stadt. Hispanics im Südwesten der USA. Münster: Lit.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • The Mero Ikojts and the Wind. Indigenous Perspectives on renewable Energy in Mexico, funded by the DFG, 2016 – 2018

  • Assembling the Transpacific: Indigenous Curatorial Practices, EU-funded Marie SkŁodowska-Curie-Project (with Philipp Schorch), 2015 – 2017

  • Environmental Ethics as Cultural Practice in Auckland, New Zealand. Research Group on „Urban Ethics“ (FOR 2101/1), DFG, 2015 – 2018

  • Slum Tourism in the Americas, Open Research Area of the German Research Foundation (with Rivke Jaffe, University of Amsterdam, and Gareth Jones, London School of Economics), 2014 – 2017

  • Transforming Indigenous Relations with Nature: Ecological Discourses, Tourism, and Gender in Mexico, funded by the DFG, 2013 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Advisory Board of ERLACS – European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 2016 – 2019

  • Advisory Board of the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin, 2016 – 2018

  • Chair of the European Society for Oceanists, 2015 – 2017

  • Member of the Review Board of Research Training Groups of the German Research Foundation (DFG), 2013 – 2018

  • Advisory Board of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, 2012 – 2015

  • Co-speaker of the Regional Working Group Mesoamerica of the German Anthropological Association, since 2011

  • Editor of Sociologus – Journal for Social Anthropology (with Bettina Beer), since 2010

  • Co-speaker, doctoral program Environment and Society, Rachel Carson Center, LMU, since 2010

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