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Dr. Juliane Müller

Dr. Juliane Müller

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Areas of research and interest

Economic anthropology, trade and markets; migration, mobility and brokerage; migrant associations, local politics, and sport; sports from an anthropological and ethno-historical perspective; practice theory

Regional areas of interest: South America (in particular the Andean countries, Bolivia), Mediterranean area (especially Spain), Commercial Relations Latin America - China

Contact

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
67 Oettingen street
80538 Munich

Room: 024
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9629
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602



Publications

List of publications (153 KB)


Research Project (funded by DFG (German Research Society), MU 3785/2-1, 2015-2018):

Bolivian Traders and the Market for Consumer Electronics in the Regional and Global Context

The research project deals with the market for electronic devices in Bolivia and transnational commodity chains. I look at the encounter of different actors, Bolivian traders, international intermediaries, and Multinational Corporations, as well as the cultural construction of marketplaces, and the material infrastructure of trade networks. Trough fieldwork at several places – popular commercial areas in Bolivia and (free) trade zones along the distribution chain (Chile, China) – I study how economic globalization is lived and brought into being “from below”, by upward mobile economic subjects, both locally and transnationally. The project also deals with intergenerational change among Bolivian trader families and with gender relations. Since early colonial times, Andean women traders are cultural and economic brokers between the indigenous-rural and mestizo-urban world; today they mediate the Bolivian and the global economy.

Project description (in German) (723 KB)

International Conferences

URBAN ECONOMIES

Cultural Perspectives on Grassroots Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Economies
Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
University of Munich (LMU)
14-15 July 2016
Conveners: Juliane Müller and Eveline Dürr
More information

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ARTISANS, AND TRADERS

The Remaking of Latin America-China Economies
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
1-2 June 2015
Convener: Juliane Müller
More information 


PUBLICATION                                   ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD SCHOOL

mueller_publikation           lehrforschung andalusia_1

More Information and Reading Sample   Ethnographic Field School in Andalusia
                                                               in February/March 2013,  Report (in German) (275 KB)


Further Information

Education

2011
Ph.D. at Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), socio-cultural
anthropology, doctoral thesis: „Migration, Gender, and Football: Bolivian Migrants in Seville,
Spain“ (highest honors summa cum laude)

2005
MA at Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich (LMU, Germany), book sciences/publishing

2003
Magister Artium at Albert-Ludwig-University of Freiburg (Germany), socio-cultural
Anthropology (major), economics and geography (minors); Thesis: „Cultural Identities and
Civil Participation among Latin American Associations in Freiburg“

1999-2000
Study of cultural and social anthropology at the University of Seville (Spain)

1996-1997
Cultural studies, theatre sciences, and cultural anthropology at the University of Leipzig
(Germany)

Professional and Academic Positions

Since 2015
Researcher, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, LMU Munich

2014-2015
Postdoctoral Scholar (Fellowship VW Foundation), Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA)

2012-2014
Lecturer, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, LMU Munich

2011
Instructor, Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, LMU Munich

Visiting Positions

03/2013
Visiting Instructor, Department of Anthropology, University of Seville, Spain (ERASMUS instructor mobility)

09/2012
Visiting Instructor, Department of Sociology, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz (Bolivia)

11-12/2011
Visiting Researcher, Center for Latin American Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC (USA)

Other activities

  • Scientific consultant for the discussion series „World Wide: Work – a global debate“ (Munich, January to May 2014): paper to download (204 KB)
  • Non-Fiction Young Editor (Random House Bertelsmann, Munich), Editing Assistant (Kunstmann Publishing House), Freelance Editor (Random House Mondadori, Barcelona; Herder, Barcelona)
  • Internships and labour experiences in Monterrey (Mexico), Larache (Morocco), Viena, Marseille, Madrid and Seville