Kathrin Eitel

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Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology
Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1
60323 Frankfurt am Main

phone: 004969/798-32915
QIS-LSF room: IG 1.457


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Erasmus student advisory
Study program MA and BA Student advisory

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Kathrin Eitel is a social and cultural anthropologist, political and historical scientist. After her graduation from Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg and her study abroad at Istanbul Technical University (ITÜ) in Istanbul, she was working as a research associate at the study program “Metropolitan Cultures” at HafenCity University in Hamburg, before she came to Frankfurt. Since January 2017 Kathrin Eitel is now supporting the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology atGoethe-University Frankfurt.

Her dissertation project focused on waste management on a minor scale in the urban area of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Furthermore, she is founder and chairman of the non-profit association changeperspectives e.V. and is involved in political work at the university.

For a list of publication click here.

Research focus

  • Environmental Anthropology, anthropology of climate change, human-environment-relations, land rights, waste, pollution, water
  • Science and Technology Studies, New Materialism, naturecultures, agential realism, critical infrastructure studies
  • Waste/Discard Studies
  • Urban Studies, critical urban theory, right to the city, spatial theories
  • Theories on globalization, transnationality, migration, diaspora and collective identity

Geographical: Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey and Europe