Profile

This is me

I am a cultural anthropologist with specialization in science and technology studies, environmental anthropology and critical infrastructure studies. Currently, I am working as a postdoc at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

Drop me a message if you'd like to share ideas, collaborate or get to know each other. I am happy to hear from you!

kathrin.eitel[a]posteo.de

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Expertise

Infrastructures, Recycling Economies, Urban Resilience, Climate Change, Resource Scarcity, Feminist STS, Speculative Ecologies, Ontologies

Regional Expertise

Experience

2022 - dato

Postdoc Research Associate

Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK) at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

2017 - 2022

Research Associate

Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

2014 - 2016

Research Associate

BA Program 'Metropolitan Cultures' at HafenCity University Hamburg

2014

Intern

German International Development Organization (GIZ)

Graduate Assistant

2013 - 2014

Research Area ‘Public Spheres’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’, University of Heidelberg

2010 - 2012

Student Assistant

Research Area ‘Transcultural Visuality’, Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe’, University of Heidelberg

Education

04/2017 – 02/2021

PhD Cultural Anthropology

Supervised by Prof. Dr. Gisela Welz (GU Frankfurt) + Prof. Dr. Asta Vonderau (Uni Halle)

Awarded with the ‘Environment and Sustainability Prize’ by Goethe-University | the publication is funded by the Wilhelm Hahn und Erben Foundation and GRADE Sustain

04/2007 – 10/2013

Magistra Artium
in Social Anthropology

and Political Science and History at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg.

Supervised by Prof. Dr. Guido Sprenger + Dr. Christian Strümpell (both Uni Heidelberg)

08/2009 – 10/2010

Master Program

MA Program ‘Political Science and Philosophy’ at Istanbul Technique University, Istanbul (Turkey)

Scholarships | Grants

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2022
Honorable mention of my speculative science fiction flash story ‘Dam Visions’ at EASST 2022 in Madrid
​2021

Awarded with the ‘Environment and Sustainability Prize’ by Goethe University for my dissertation

Grant received for the publication of my dissertation, awarded by the Wilhelm Hahn und Erben Foundation

Grant received for Open Access publication of my dissertation by GRADE Sustain

Grant for free registration at ICAS 12, Japan

2019

Approved funding for a student excursion to the EASST/4S conference August 18-21, 2020 in Prague, Czech Republic by the Förderfonds Lehre SoSe 2020 of Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Granted funding for the Special Issue ‘Ecological Ontologies’ in the Journal Berliner Blätter by the Open Access Fund of Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

Funding for the 12. Ph.D. workshop for ethnographic research (to be held in March 2020) by GRADE Center Social Science, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

2018

Conference Scholarship for the 4S Annual Conference in Sydney (Australia), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Conference Scholarship for attendance at the 4th Vienna Ethnography Laboratory“, 26.09-28.09.2018, University of Vienna (Austria), Freunde und Förderder, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main

Funding for inaugural conference of a German-wide STS network,  EASST

2017

Scholarship for Researches Abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Memberships | Affiliations

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