I am Professor at the Ludwig Uhland Institute (LUI) of Historical and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tübingen and a member of CARMAH. My research is concerned with the transformations of everyday practices and experiences enabled through digital technologies. I am especially interested in the fields of media and digital anthropology, museum and heritage studies, popular culture and game studies, digital methods and ethnographic data analysis, as well as the ethnography of emotions. As project leader of two projects hosted by the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) in cooperation with the University of Tübingen, I apply the approaches of media and digital anthropology to foster our understanding of digital transformations in the field of museums and heritage. I run the DFG-funded project Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Heritage and Museum Contexts (with Sharon Macdonald and Elke Greifeneder) as well as the transnational research project Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe: The Role of Museums in a Digital Post-Truth European Society (with Sharon Macdonald, Haidy Geismar and Roma Sendyka), funded by the VolkswagenStiftung.
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