Oliver D. Liebig studied theatre studies, cultural anthropology, and romance philology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich and the University of Buenos Aires. In 2009 he conducted a research project in Argentina on transcultural body aesthetics, which was supported by the Goethe-Institut. In July 2012 he graduated with a transdisciplinary study of the artistic representation of violence at the US-Mexican border.
Between 2010 and 2013 he carried out several field studies in Mexico, researching (among other topics) social movements, migration, the transnational cocoa commerce, and wind power affecting indigenous groups. His current foci are human-environment relations, conceptions of nature and energy, and assemblage theory. The regional core area is the Americas, especially Mesoamerica. His dissertation project is about indigenous perspectives on renewable energies (wind power), and is supported by the Mesoamerican Society, Hamburg.
From September 2013 to February 2014 he worked as a graduate assistant at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich. Since April 2014 he has been a member of the Environment and Society doctoral program, and since May 2014 he has worked at the RCC as a student assistant.
Dissertation project: The Mero Ikojts and the Wind: Energy Assemblages and Indigeneity in Mexico (pdf, 13KB)