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Dr. Anika Keinz

Dr. Anika Keinz

Freie Universität Berlin

International Summer and Winter University



Dr. Anika Keinz studied European Ethnology and Art History at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Freie Universität Berlin and received her Ph.D. in European Ethnology at Humboldt Universität Berlin in 2007. Previously she was junior professor of Comparative Social and Cultural Anthropology of late-modern Societies at Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Her research interests focus on inequality studies, bodies and discourses of (dis-) belonging, gender studies, biographies and queer anthropology.

Among other topics, she taught classes on critical migration studies, dis-/belonging, gender politics and citizenship at Humboldt Universität, Warsaw University and Europa-Universität Viadrina and conducted summer schools for Ph.D. candidates both at the University of Minnesota and at Europa-Universität Viadrina on new dynamics of inclusion and exclusion across Europe and North America.

Current FUBiS courses:

  • 2012-2019

Junior professor for Comparative Social and Cultural Anthropology of late-modern Societies at Europa-Universität Viadrina (without tenure)

  • 2004-2007

Ph.D. in European Ethnology at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

  • 2002

Magistra Artium (European Ethnology and Art History), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Cultural Studies Faculty

  • Master‘s colloquium - Migration und gender_queer in der sozialwissenschaftlchen Forschung (summer 2019)
  • MASS1 // MICS // MES - Einführung in die kritische Migrationsforschung (winter 2017/18, winter 2018/19)
  • International Workshop for doctoral candidates and postdocs - Gegen-Macht. Resistance and Power. (joint teaching, summer 2017)
  • International Workshop for doctoral candidates and postdocs - Key Concepts in Anthropology (joint teaching, summer 2015)
  • Transatlantic Summer Institute (TASI) for doctoral candidates from Europe and North America: Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion across Europe and North America: Thinking Beyond Identities (joint teaching, summer 2014)
  • MA, MICS/MASS WM - Sexual Migration (Seminar in English, winter 2012/13)

Warsaw University, Institute for Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

  • Master’s course - Thinking about sex and politics. Discourses and practices in Poland and Germany (winter 2009/10)
  • Master’s course - Politics of Gender and Feminism in Poland and Germany (joint teaching, winter 2008/09)
  • Processes of Europeanization
  • Study of heteronormativity-critical migration societies
  • Art
  • Politics and social movements
  • Cultures of memory
  • Cultural heterogeneity
  • Belonging
  • Inequality studies
  • Who Embodies europe? Explorations into the Construction of european Bodies, in: Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, Vol. 28 (1), 2019 (with Pawel Lewicki)
  • National bedrooms and European desires? Negotiating normalcy in postsocialist Poland, in: Journal of Central European History 44 (2011), 92-117 (peer reviewed)
  • Negotiating democracy’s gender between Europe and the nation, in: Focaal. European Journal of Anthropology 53 (2009): 38-55 (peer reviewed)