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Katharina Eisch-Angus is a European ethnologist. As professor at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Graz, Austria, she researches and lectures in everyday fields of memory, experience and narration.

For three decades she has been following the anthropology of borders, of difference and liminality in terms of cultural theory, and in historical perspectives of nationalism and inter-ethnicity, war, migration and post-socialist change.

At present she inquires into the everyday discourse of safety/security within contemporary processes of governmentality and securitisation in relation to cultural change and economisation, the cohesion of everyday and community life, and the (self)images of the contemporary subject.

In various cultural practice fields she follows themes of art, craft and industrial work culture (especially in the medium glass) and explores the potentials of museum scenography, visual anthropology and of the interrelations between artistic research and ethnography.

Her methodological interest is predominantly in a contextual and multi-perspective ethnography, integrating processes of fieldwork, interpretation and supervision, and textualisation, and relating them to associative approaches of pragmatic cultural semiotics, multi-sited ethnography and ethno-psychoanalysis.


Current Publications

2021 Katharina Eisch-Angus: Kontrolle und Verwundbarkeit. Das institutionelle Subjekt im Deadlock der Sicherheitsgesellschaft. In: Hamburger Journal für Kulturanthropologie 2021. (Forthcoming)

2021 Katharina Eisch-Angus: Topos Corona. Zur Krise der Alltagsethnografie. In: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde 124 (2021) 1, pp. 87-95.

2021 Katharina Eisch-Angus: Nachts hinter der Gartenhecke, oder: Warum unsere Paranoia nicht unbegründet ist – eine Kurzfilmgeschichte zur Sicherheit. Online: https://ethnografiezursicherheit.wordpress.com/

2020 „Meine Paranoia ist nicht unbegründet.“ Ein Film zur Sicherheit (A 2020, 19 min.) (mit Sirvan Alici, Klaus Hernitschek, Andreas Hollerer, Stefanie Jamnig, Ulrike Lang, Desiree Nischt, Karl Pfeiffer). Online: https://ethnografiezursicherheit.wordpress.com

2020 Katharina Eisch-Angus: Crime and Narration. The Creation of (In)Security in Everyday Life. In: Martina Althoff; Bernd Dollinger; Holger Schmidt (eds.): Conflicting Narratives of Crime and Punishment. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan 2020, pp. 87-112. Online: doi 10.1007/978-3-030-47236-8

2020 Katharina Eisch-Angus/Marketa Spiritova/Sarah Scholl-Schneider (eds.): Jahrbuch Kulturelle Kontexte des östlichen Europa [Yearbook Cultural Contexts of Eastern Europe]. Münster et al.: Waxmann 2020.

2020 Katharina Eisch-Angus: Was forschen wir? Perspektiven kontextuellen Forschens zum östlichen Europa. Einfälle und Ausblicke einer Grenzgängerin [What do we research? Perspectives of contextual research on Eastern Europe. Ideas and prospects of a border crosser]. Katharina Eisch-Angus/Marketa Spiritova/Sarah Scholl-Schneider (eds.): Jahrbuch Kulturelle Kontexte des östlichen Europa. Münster et al.: Waxmann 2020, pp. 33-77.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil.

Katharina Eisch-Angus

Univ.-Prof. Dr.habil. Katharina Eisch-Angus Institute of Cultural Anthropology & European Ethnology

Attemsgasse 25/I
8010 Graz

Phone:+43 316 380 - 2585

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