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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Tenured associate professors | social-cultural anthropology

Dorothy Louise Zinn

+39 0472 014220

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

Short bio

Dorothy Louise Zinn is Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Director of the B.A. program in Communication Sciences and Culture.  Prof. Zinn is originally from the United States, where she did her academic training. She has conducted fieldwork in Southern Italy and South Tyrol, and has published extensively on immigration and multiculturalism, second generations of migration, 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.


Cultural Anthropology

54108A · M-DEA/01 · LM-39 Applied Linguistics · EN

Cultural Anthropology

64118 · M-DEA/01 · L-19 Educators · EN

Cultural Studies

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

Main Research Areas

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

Migration, multicultural society, second generations; 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 

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