As an empirically informed cultural and social science, anthropology places great emphasis on fieldwork. The regional specialisation of ISEK - Social and Cultural Anthropology in Zürich is Asia, but we also conduct research in Europe, Africa and Latin America. We continuously engage in a large variety of research projects, both in the ISEK - Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Ethnographic Museum.
Thematically the research done at the department is divided into three areas of research, which traverse the four professorial chairs:
Economic and Social Transformation Processes