Dr. Anja Fischer

           Cultural and Social Anthropologist

           Post-doc researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology / University of Vienna

     

 
 
 
REGIONAL RESEARCH INTERESTS
 
Central Sahara desert - Algeria, Niger, Libya and Mali
 
 
THEMATIC  RESEARCH INTERESTS

         Imuhar - Nomadic and Postnomadic Societies
 
 

Economic Anthropology:
Nomadism, Work,  Processes of Transformation, Globalisation, ...

Nomadology
Mobility, Aesthetics,  Lifestyle, ...

Linguistic Anthropology:
Ethnography of Speaking, Genre of Speaking, ...

Empirical Social Field Research:
Method of Fieldwork, Ethnography,...
 

Sociology of Architecture:
Perception of Space, mobile Architecture,...

 

RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY

2017                 “Séjour de recherche à l'IEA de Nantes“ in Cooperation with Gerd Spittler

2016              Consultant for the UNHCR in Tuareg Refugee Camps in the North of Burkina Faso

 

REVIEW

Since 2012 Peer Reviewer e. g. American Anthropologist


 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Since Summer 2015     Lecturer at the University of Vienna (German/English)

 

June 2017          Guest Lecture : University of Bayreuth

Summer 2016     Lecturer , Vienna University of Technology

Winter 2013/14    Lecturer , University of Vienna    

Nov. 2013          Guest Lecture : University of Bayreuth

Summer 2011     Lecturer , Vienna University of Technology

Summer 2010     Lecturer , Vienna University of Technology

SoSe 2009         Assistant of Bambi Schieffelin (NYC) „Exploring Linguistic Anthropology“, University of Vienna

Oct. 2008           Guest Lecture : University of Stuttgart 

Summer  2007    Lecturer , University of Vienna 

Summer 1993     Lecturer , Vienna University of Technology

 

FIELD RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

EUROPE

Since 2012 Research at "Africa-Markets" in Germany and Austria

AFRICA

Senegal, Februar - March 2018
Postnomadic Economy of "Tuareg" Traders

Burkina Faso, August - October  2016
Postnomadic Economy of "Tuareg" Refugee Artisans
(as Part of an UNHCR Consultancy in Tuareg Refugee Camps)

Senegal, Februar - March 2016
Postnomadic Economy of "Tuareg" Traders

Benin, August - September 2013
Postnomadic Economy of "Tuareg" Traders between Niger and Benin 

 

Total: Approximately two years’ residence and field research over nearly a ten-year period in camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert. Field research among nomads in the Central Sahara desert is hardly possible  in the summer season due to the extreme clima condition.
Since 2012 field research among nomads in the Central Sahara desert is not possible due to security issues.

January 2011 - March 2011 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
November 2008 - February 2009 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
January 2008 - April 2008 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
March 2007 -  April 2007 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
November 2006 -  February 2007 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
December 2005 - February 2006 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
December 2004 -  January 2005 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
March 2004 - April 2004 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
December 2003 -  January 2004 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert
December 2002 - January 2003 Camps of nomads in the Central Sahara desert

   

The field researches among nomads were carried out without accompaniment or translator. I mainly carried out  fieldwork  among Imuhar nomads in the Ahnet and Ahaggar Mountains in Algeria but also in the Air Mountains in Niger.