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Prof. Dr. Eveline Dürr

Prof. Dr. Eveline Dürr


Areas of research and interest

Thematic focuses:
Urban anthropology, environment and society, mobility, cultural identities and representations

Regional areas of interest:
The Americas (in particular Mesoamerica and the US Southwest), Oceania (in particular Aotearoa New Zealand)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Ethnologie
Oettingenstr. 67
80538 München

Room: 026
Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9613
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602

Website: German Website

Office hours:
by appointment via e-mail only.

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Conferences and workshops

Academic Career

  • 2014 Affiliated Professor at the The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), LMU
  • 2013 Carson Professor at the The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), LMU
  • 2009 Call for a professorship in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (declined)
  • Since 2008 Professor in Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich
  • 2005-2008 Associate Professor and Postgraduate Programme Leader, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2002-2004 Senior Lecturer, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • 2000 Habilitation, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • 1999 Teaching award of the Ministry of Sciences and Education, Baden-Württemberg
  • 1997-1998 Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico
  • 1994-2002 Assistant Professor, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • 1991-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg
  • 1990 PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg (awarded with the Carl-Cromer-Prize for distinguished dissertations)

Academic Service

  • Dean for Research, Faculty for the Study of Culture, LMU Munich (2023-2026)
  • Co-chair of the Collaborative Research Centre 1369: “Culture of Vigilance: Transformations – Spaces – Techniques" (2019-2025)
  • Member of the WWF Academic Advisory Council (since 2022)
  • Academic coordinator of the LMU Latin America Network (since 2022)
  • Editorial Board Member, American Ethnologist (2022-2026)
  • Vice-chair of the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA) (2021-2023)
  • Mentor of the LMU Mentoring excellenceKWFak Programme, Faculty 12
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies, Berlin (2020-2023)
  • Coordination of the urban environments initiative (with Regine Keller, TUM) 2019-2021
  • Co-Chair of the Ethics Commission of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (since 2020)
  • Member of the Ethics Commitee for the compartments Ethnology, Empirical Cultural Sciences und Intercultural Communication, Faculty for the Study of Culture, LMU Munich (since 2019)
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe (2016-2019). (since 2016)
  • Member of the DFG’s Permanent Senate Commission for Research Training Groups (2013-2018)
  • Chair of the European Society for Oceanists (ESfO) (2015-2017)
  • Founder and Co-Chair of the doctoral program Environment and Society, Rachel Carson Center (since 2010)
  • Co-Chair of the Environmental Studies Certificate Program, Rachel Carson Center (since 2016)
  • Advisory Board Member of the Rachel Carson Center (2012-2015)
  • Academic Board Member of the doctoral program ProAmHist: American History – History of the Americas
  • Co-chair of the Regional Research Group Mesoamerica of the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA) (2011-2022)
  • Faculty Women's Representative (2012-2014)
  • Honorary Research Fellow at AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand (2008)
  • Regional Correspondent, Commission on Urban Anthropology, IUAES (2007-2010)
  • Teaching Award, Ministry for Culture, Youth and Sport, Baden-Württemberg (2000)
  • Carl-Cromer Award for distinguished dissertations
Editorial Board Membership
  • 2024-2028: Estudios Antropológicos sobre América Latina y el Caribe, Indiana
  • since 2019: Series "UmweltEthologie", transcript, Bielefeld
  • since 2019: Saeculum - Journal for Universal History
  • since 2018: "Relaciones Estudios de Historia y Sociedad", México
  • since 2015: Berghahn Series, Pacific Perspectives: Studies of the European Society for Oceanists
  • since 2014: Sociologus – Journal for Social Anthropology
  • since 2011: SurdeMéxico: Revista multi-institucional de ciencias sociales y humanas