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Eveline Dürr

Prof. Dr. Eveline Dürr

Carson Professor 2013-14


LMU Munich
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Oettingenstr. 67, 026
80538 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9613

Eveline Dürr studied social and cultural anthropology, sociology, and literature at the Universities of Heidelberg, Mexico City, and Freiburg. She received her PhD and venia legendi (Habilitation) from the University of Freiburg, Germany and held a position as Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. Since 2008, she is a professor at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich. She has conducted fieldwork in Mexico, the United States, New Zealand, and Germany on topics ranging from mobilities and migration to the formation of cultural identities. Her research projects and publications reflect her interests in perceptions of the environment, garbage, slum tourism and ecotourism, urban anthropology, spatiality, and globalization, and take into consideration the historical trajectories that have formed present conditions. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

Selected Publications:

  • “Pollution.” In A Companion to Urban Anthropology, eduted by Donald Nonini. Malden: Wiley Blackwell (forthcoming). With Rivke Jaffe.
  • “Encounters over Garbage: Tourists and Lifestyle Migrants in Mexico. Tourism Geographies.” An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment 14, no. 2 (2012): 339–55.
  • “Naturerfahrungen und Identitätskonstruktionen in Aotearoa Neuseeland.” In Sehnsucht nach Natur: Über den Drang nach draußen in der heutigen Freizeitkultur, edited by Thomas Kirchhoff, Vera Vicenzotti, and Annette Voigt, 203–21. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2012. With Gordon Winder.
  • Urban Pollution: Cultural Meanings, Social Practices. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. Edited with Rivke Jaffe
  • “Arcadia in the Antipodes: Tourists’ Reflections on New Zealand as Nature Experience.” SITES: A Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies 4 no. 2 (2007): 57–82.