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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured associate professors

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

I am interested in the anthropology of marginality and nomadism with ethnographic attention to Sinti in Northern Italy. More recently, I have been concentrating on marginality and multi-species ethnography working with alpine shepherds and high alpine ecosystems. Both subjects tie in with questions relating to land(s) in the European Alps.
Furthermore, I am interested in begging economies and theories of gift-giving based on my own ethnographic experiences of begging and selling with Sinti. My interest in ethnographic approaches to archives is inspired by the mnemonic practices of the Sinti as well as those of the alpine shepherds and relates especially to debates on the construction of space and time. I have spent several years studying policy-making of the EU and the Italian state.



Anthropology of Intercultural Processes

17204 · M-DEA/01 · L-20 Communication - 2012 · DE

Cultural Anthropology

96114 · M-DEA/01 · LM-12 Eco-Social Design - 2019 · EN

Cultural Anthropology

54003 · M-DEA/01 · LM-45 Musicology · EN

Ethnographic Fieldwork

54108B · M-DEA/01 · LM-39 Applied Linguistics · DE

Theory 1: Experimental Pedagogy

95900H · M-PED/04 · Master 1. level Design for children · EN

Main Research Areas

Faculty of Education, area 7: Socio cultural worlds: institutions, welfare, social professions, environment and population.


Together with my colleague Prof.Dorothy Zinn I am co-coordinating the Malinowski Forum for Ethnography and Anthropology.


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