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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

Short bio

I have done research on nomadism, marriage and death with Sinti in northern Italy. I am interested in begging and gift exchange, and in ethnographic archival research inspired by the mnemonic practices of my interlocutors and postcolonial theories about silenced voices in the archives. Together with my colleagues at the Malinowski Forum, we are researching Malinowski's and Elsie Masson's stay in South Tyrol from 1922-1934.
More recently, I have been focusing on alpine semi-natural grasslands, for which I co-lead the LEAD SNF project "Global pastures". In collaboration with ecologists and designers, we consider grass as a more-than-human subject through which we get a unique perspective on changes in human practices and landscapes embedded in local and global networks.


Anthropology of Intercultural Processes

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

Cultural Anthropology

97133 · M-DEA/01 · L-4 Design and Art - Design · EN

Cultural Anthropology

97133 · M-DEA/01 · L-4 Design and Art - Art · EN

Cultural Anthropology

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

Ethnographic research methods

15144E · PhD Education - 2023 · EN

Theory: Sociology

95913Q · SPS/08 · 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.


Co-coordinatior of the Malinowski Forum for Ethnography and Anthropology.


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