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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Rivka Eisner

Rivka Eisner, Dr.

  • Senior Researcher

Research interests

Performance and performativity of culture; remembering and re-enactment; body politics; avant-gardes; oral history and tradition; transnationality, migration, and diaspora in Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Short bio

2018-present: Associated Researcher/Instructor, ISEK-Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Zurich.

2015-2017: Postdoctoral Researcher, URPP Asia and Europe, University of Zurich.

2010–2013: Postdoc, Aarhus University, Institute for Culture and Society.

2008–2009: Postdoctoral Researcher, National University of Singapore, Department of English Language and Literature.

2008: Ph. D, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communication Studies (Performance Studies and Cultural Studies).  Dissertation: “Re-staging Revolution and Remembering Toward Change:  National Liberation Front Women Perform Prospective Memory in Vietnam.”

2002: M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Communication Studies (Performance Studies). Thesis: “And So There Are Pieces: Cuttings from the Life-Memories of a Daughter of Vietnam."

1998: B.A., Brandeis University, Department of Theater Arts and Department of Anthropology.