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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured full professors | Sociocultural Anthropology

Dorothy Zinn

+39 0472 014220

BX A3.15b
Faculty of Education
Regensburger Allee 16 - viale Ratisbona, 16

Short bio

Dorothy Louise Zinn is  Professor of Sociocultural Anthropology. Prof. Zinn is originally from the United States, where she did her academic training (PhD U. Texas at Austin 1994). She has conducted fieldwork in Southern Italy and South Tyrol, and has published extensively on immigration, multiculturalism, and youths with migration background, as well as clientelism and corruption.  Prof. Zinn co-founded the Malinowski Forum for Ethnography and Anthropology (MFEA) and has translated classic anthropological monographs by Ernesto de Martino.  In addition to her academic study of migration, she serves as a volunteer scientific consultant with migrant advocacy organizations.  She is an editorialist with the newspaper Corriere dell’Alto Adige.


Anthropological research for socio-educational interventions

64174 · M-DEA/01 · L-19 Social Education - 2021 · EN

Coaching I

15144I · PhD Education - 2023 · EN

Cultural Studies

17264B · M-DEA/01 · L-20 Communication - 2012 · EN

Methodological courses and seminars 2nd study year: Coaching II

15140 · PhD General Pedagogy - 2017 · EN

Methodological courses and seminars 3rd study year: Coaching III

15135 · PhD General Pedagogy - 2017 · EN

Main Research Areas

Socio cultural dynamics: institutions, welfare, social professions, environment and population

Migration, multicultural society, youths from immigrant families; intercultural education; the anthropology of policy and institutions; political economy of Southern Italy; clientelism and corruption; the work of Ernesto de Martino; Malinowski in South Tyrol 

Selected publications

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