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Pia Maier, M.A.

Pia Maier, M.A.

Alumni / Researcher and Doctoral Candidate


LMU Munich
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 Munich

Work group

Forschungsprojekt: Aspirational Activism in Urban Latin America (DFG-Project by Raúl Acosta)

Areas of research and interests:

  • Anthropology/Sociology of Emotion
  • Anthropology of Psychology, Psychiatry & Medicine
  • Subjectivity, Health & Illness
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Cultures of Therapy
  • Empathy
  • Humanitarianism
  • Germany, Nicaragua & Central America

Research Project:

Urban Ethics (DU 209/19-2) (2019-2021).

Academic Career:

  • Academic researcher in the project "Aspirational Activism in Urban Latin America" with Raúl Acosta at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at LMU Munich since January 2019
  • Currently PhD candidate in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Department of Sociology and History) at the University of Konstanz. Project: "The trauma of others. An ethnographic study in trauma workshops for helping professions", supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Kirsch
  • May 2014 – December 2018 academic researcher in the graduate school "The Problem of the Real in Modern Culture" at University of Konstanz
  • 2011-2013 M.A. studies in Sociology with a Focus on Cultural Anthropology and Cultural Sociology at University of Konstanz and McGill University in Montréal (Canada)
  • 2007-2011 B.A. studies in Sociology and Spanish Studies at University of Konstanz and University Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iași (Romania)

Publications, talks and teaching (PDF 264 KB)