Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Regionally, research and teaching at our department focuses especially on South Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Pacific. We are the only anthropology department in the German language area that specializes on research in Pakistan, particularly in Gilgit-Baltistan. Besides, we focus on the following thematic fields: visual anthropology, the society-environment nexus, urban studies, anthropology of politics, media anthropology, migration and diaspora, ethnicity and identity and cyberanthropology.