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Libera Università di Bolzano

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Elisabeth Tauber

+39 0472 014133

BX A3.15a
Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione
viale Ratisbona, 16
Orario di ricevimento
Martedì, 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.



Antropologia Culturale

54003 · M-DEA/01 · Corso di laurea magistrale in Musicologia · EN

Antropologia culturale - old regulation

96014 · M-DEA/01 · Corso di laurea magistrale in Design eco-sociale · EN

Cultural Anthropology

96114 · M-DEA/01 · Corso di laurea magistrale in Design eco-sociale · EN

Fieldwork etnografico

54108B · M-DEA/01 · Corso di laurea magistrale in Linguistica Applicata · DE

Promozione di approcci interculturali nei processi comunicativi ed organizzativi

53107 · M-DEA/01 · Corso di laurea magistrale in Innovazione e Ricerca per gli Interventi socio-assistenziali-educativi · EN

Macroaree di ricerca

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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