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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Researchers with a fixed-term contract

Elisabeth Tauber

+39 0472 014133

BX A3.15a
Faculty of Education
Regensburger Allee 16 - viale Ratisbona, 16
Office hours
Tuesday, 11:00 - 11:30
Appointment only, nach Vereinbarung, solo su appuntamento

Short bio

Since my first fieldwork, I have been interested in the possibilities of working as a social anthropologist in Europe. Through my ethnography with seminomadic Sinti family networks in the Italian Alps I engaged with the challenge of doing research with people notoriously skeptical towards researchers and the documentation of their everyday practices. My monograph (Tauber 2014 [2006]) is the first to have analyzed the phenomenon of flight marriage, bringing it together with the spiritual presence of the ancestors. Currently I am in the process of establishing a new research network, looking at global issues of environment, climate change, gender, human-non-human relationships affecting the Eastern Alps.
As a co-founder of MFEA my aim is also at revitalizing alpine anthropology.



Cultural Anthropology - old regulation

96014 · M-DEA/01 · Master Eco-Social Design (LM-12) - 2015 · EN

Cultural Anthropology

96114 · M-DEA/01 · Master Eco-Social Design (LM-12) - 2015 · EN

Cultural Anthropology

54003 · M-DEA/01 · Master Music (LM-45) · EN

Ethnographic Fieldwork

54108B · M-DEA/01 · Master Linguistics (LM-39) · DE

Intercultural competences in communication and organizational processes

53107 · M-DEA/01 · Master IRIS NEW (LM-87) · EN

Main Research Areas

Anthropology of movement and nomadism;
Sinti in the Alps, Romani people in Europe;
Begging economies and theories of the gift;
Anthropology and History – time and mnemonic practices;
Relations to an with land in the European Alps;
Anthropology of the state and public institutions


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