Portrait Maximilian Jablonowski

Maximilian Jablonowski, M.A.

Teaching and Research Assistant

PhD candidate

Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 62

Room number: AFL-G-213


Research Interests

  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Digital media
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Gun culture
  • Science fiction and anthropologies of the future


  • 2014–: PhD project “Popular Drone Stories: A Cultural Analysis of Civilian Drone Applications,” supervised by Prof. Harm-Peer Zimmermann (University of Zurich) and Prof. Karl Braun (University of Marburg)
  • 2013: MA in European Ethnology/Cultural Studies, University of Marburg
  • 2009: BA in Comparative Studies in Culture and Religion, University of Marburg
  • 2006: High school diploma, St. Ursula Gymnasium Dorsten

Academic Appointments

  • 11/2013–: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich
  • 04-09/2013: Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of European Ethnology and Cultural Studies, University of Marburg

Non-academic employment

  • 09/2016–: Research associate and co-author in the study “Zivile Drohnen, eine zukunftsweisende Technologie? Perspektiven und Herausforderungen,” funded by TA Swiss – Center for Technology Assessment Switzerland
  • 2011–2013: Research associate for migration and refugee policy, parliamentary group Die Linke in the Federal Parliament of Hesse, Germany

Further academic activities

  • Editor at “Schweizer Volkskunde/Folklore Suisse”
  • Several activities in the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde”

Publications and teaching experience