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Caterina Reinker, M.A.

Short Biography

Since 2017: Academic Assistant at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne.

2016: Master of Arts in Cultural and Social Anthropology, Master Thesis: "Life on Sauerkraut Hill. Representation and Practices of Freedom and Constriction Among German Immigrants in Cape Town, South Africa."

2014 - 2016: Graduate Assistant and Tutoress at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne, amongst others for the student research program  "Research, Action and Art - Ethnography on the Doorstep and Abroad". 

2013 - 2016: Study of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne.

2013: Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Cultural and Social Anthropology, Bachelor Thesis: "Indigenous Media - How Do The Sami of Northern Scandinavia Use Indigenous Media for Creating and Enforcing Their Cultural Identity?"

2010: Semester abroad at the Uppsala Universitetet, Sweden.

2010 - 2011: Student Assistent on the research project "Medialisierte Konstellationen von Wissenschaft, Medien und Politik in Bezug auf wissenschaftliche Fachkulturen" at the University of Münster.

2009 - 2013: Study of Communication Science, Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Münster.

Born in 1989.

Research Interests and Regional Focus

Lifestyle Migration, Indigenous Media, Media Anthropology, Audio-Visual Anthropology, Ethnographic Methods.

South Africa, Northern Scandinavia, South India.


2015: Research fellowship "Remapping the Global South" at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa funded by the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).

2014: PROMOS-scholarship, DAAD, Summer School „A Taste of India“ in Pondicherry, India.

Courses and Seminars

Summer Term 2018: "Lifestyle Migration"

Winter Term 2017/18: "Sensorische Ethnografie: Nachbarschaftsqualität im urbanen Raum"

Winter Term 2015/16: "Tutorium: Tonschnitt ll - Blog und Podcast"

Summer Term 2015: "Tutorium: Grundlagen des Tonschnitts und Storytelling"