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

Johanna Rolshoven

Johanna Rolshoven, PD PhD

  • Privatdozent

Research Interests

  • Critical Cultural Studies
  • Urban Research (City – Space – Culture, Cultural Studies in Architecture)
  • Political Anthropology
  • Science Studies, epistemologie, methodologie
  • Mobilities
  • Postcolonial Anthropology in the Mediterranean

Education and Work


Diploma in Social Anthropology at the University of Aix-Marseille I (F)


Doctoral thesis in Philosophy at FB 03 at the University of Marburg (D)
2005 Habilitation in Popular Culture Studies at the University of Zurich (CH)
1990-2004 Professional activity in research and teaching (assistant, senior assistant, head of research, docent, lecturer, visiting professor) at the Universities of Basel, Francfort/M., Fribourg/S., Hamburg, Innsbruck, Marburg, Neuchâtel, Turku, Zurich, Turku. Field research in France, Corsica, Switzerland, Hungary and other countries.
2004-2008 Scientific Director of the interdisciplinary research laboratory Centre for Cultural Studies in Architecture at the Architecture Department of ETH Zurich.
2008-2009 Visiting professorships at the Universities of Marburg (D) and Innsbruck (AT).
2009-2021 University of Graz: full professor and head of department of Cultural Anthropology,
Board Member Center for Jewish Studies and for Cultural Studies
Seit 2022 Independant researcher at the Université au bord de la route in France (website upcoming)


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