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Welcome to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Freiburg

The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Freiburg

The Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology in Freiburg focusses on global social and (inter)cultural dynamics. It is characterized by research on global issues and a broad spectrum of courses on Asia, Africa and Latin America. Both teaching and research at the department are excellently linked to a wider interdisciplinary and international network. Within the offered courses at undergraduate as well as post-graduate level, students acquire methodological, theoretical as well as hands-on expertise, which qualifies them for various relevant fields of work within society and the global world.


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Information on the current situation

In times of a pandemic, social and cultural anthropological research is immensely important, and exciting! It focuses on sociocultural reorientations (how is the pandemic understood and interpreted?), social inequalities (who is affected and how?) and changing ways of life (how do people construct a "new normal"?).

All members of our teaching staff offer consultation hours via telephone or Zoom and can be contacted by email. For more information please click here.

Due to the current pandemic restrictions, the secretariat is closed to the public. You can contact us via or stop by our weekly video consultation hour on Mondays from 10:00 - 11:00 am:
Meeting-ID: 761 626 5708
Password: Ethno2021


Meet the team: our staff in 2020/21

Staff 2020


Is the study of Social and Cultural Anthropology the right subject for me?

Our online study-choice-assist (Online-Studienwahl-Assistent, OSA) helps you to find the study subject which suits you best. View the website for more information and be inspired by a photo tour, video interviews, self-examine tests and sample questions.


Our alumni survey 2019 is here!

In: Freiburger Ethnologische Arbeitspapiere Nr. 40

Alumni survey 2019

Published by the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg as part of the project „Akademische Ethnologie und berufliche Praxis, Struktur- und Netzwerkbildung“, supported by the ‚Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Baden-Württemberg‘

Authors: Saskia Walther, Wiebke Hebermehl, Johannes Sturm

Head of the project: Prof. Judith Schlehe

Access via FreiDok plus, Universitätsbibliothek Freiburg

DOI: 10.6094/UNIFR/149431
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:25-freidok-1494316



Address and contact details:

University of Freiburg
Institut für Ethnologie
Werthmannstr. 10
D - 79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 761 203-3593
Fax: +49 (0) 761 203-3581


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