SARAH NIMFÜHR

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Cultural Anthropologist

SARAH

NIMFÜHR

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Cultural Anthropologist


Sarah Nimführ, M.A.


I am a teaching associate at the Institute for European Ethnology of the University of Vienna since March 2016. I completed my studies in cultural anthropology and educational science at University of Tuebingen, Germany. More recently, I enjoyed the fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OEAW) in Vienna, Austria. Besides I am a Junior Fellow of the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) since October 2016.


I gained professional experience in advocacy, counselling and social work from working with Vienna Red Cross and Refugee Council of Australia as well as several social institutions and NGOs. From working as a research fellow at the Department of Political Science of University of Vienna I also gained experience in project work and researching. I was a member of the research group „The Politics of Inclusion & Exclusion“ (INEX) and involved in the trilateral research project „Taking Sides. Protest against Deportation in Austria, Germany and Switzerland“.


My research focus is in forced migration. I work on the effects of non-deportability on rejected asylum seekers at EU’s external borders in Malta and Italy. Moreover, I am interested in intersectionality and border regime studies.


My research activities comprise several fieldwork visits. For my PhD “Betwixt and Between. An ethnological study on the life situation of non-deportable refugees in Malta.” I conducted surveys on the situation of refugees in Malta (2015-2016) as well as in Apulia Region/southern Italy and in the capital city Rome (2016).


I am engaged in the interdisciplinary network “critical migration and border research” (kritnet – Netzwerk Kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung) and the „research group on economic and society from a historical-cultural science perspective“ (Forschungsschwerpunkt Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft aus historisch-kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive). Further, I am a member of the “German association of anthropology” (dgv – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde) and the “Migration Law Network (Netzwerk Migration)”.


PUBLICATIONS

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Nimführ, Sarah/Otto, Laura/Samateh, Gabriel (2017): Gerettet, aber nicht angekommen. Von Geflüchteten in Malta. In: Hess, Sabine/Kasparek, Bernd/Kron, Stefanie/Rodatz, Mathias/Schwertl, Maria/Sontowski, Simon (Ed.): Der lange Sommer der Migration : Grenzregime III, pp 137-150.

Nimführ, Sarah (2016): Living Liminality. Ethnological insights into the life situation of non-deportable refugees in Malta, in: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde, 70/119, H. 3+4.

Nimführ, Sarah (2016): "Malta is like a prison" - Islandness and Non-Deportability. [Conference Paper, not published]

Nimführ, Sarah (2016): „Living in Malta without documents is like walking in a roundabout all the time“. Nicht abschiebbare Geflüchtete zwischen Selbstermächtigung und Schutzlosigkeit. In: Zeitung GEDENKDIENST, Ausgabe 2/16 pp 4-5.

Nimführ, Sarah (2013): Stuttgarter Melange – Integrationserfahrungen in der Schwabenmetropole. In: Dauschek, Anja/Kubin-Scharnowski, Sarah/Tschofen, Bernhard (Hrsg.): stuttgarter leben : stuttgart erleben. Kulturwissenschaftliche Erkundungen zur Gegenwart einer Stadt. Tübingen, pp 41-56.

Nimführ Sarah (2010): „In Deutschland sieht man Weiß aus“ – Zum Umgang mit kultureller Vielfalt in Kindertageseinrichtungen. In: Faktor 14. Magazin für Forschung und Wissenschaft. Nr. 3/2010, pp 24-27.

About Sarah Nimführ: Ein Leben im Dazwischen, derStandard (Rubrik: Geistesblitz), 30. Oktober 2016,

Nimführ, Sarah (2017): "Malta ist wie ein Gefängnis". Guest Commentary for für science.ORF.at am 12.03.2017



LECTURES, WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION


03/17 Monday Lecture, International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK), Vienna. Lecture: "Malta is like a prison" - Islandness im Blickpunkt von Nichtabschiebbarkeit.

01/17 Kick-Off Doctoral programme "Dynamics of Inequality and Difference in the Age of Globalization", University of Innsbruck. Lecture: „Living Liminality. Ethnographische Einblicke in die Lebenssituation nicht abschiebbarer Geflüchteter in Malta.“

10/16 Workshop: The Mediterranean Border Regime in Crisis? University of Goettingen, Germany. Lecture: „Malta is like a prison“ – Islandness and non-deportable refugees. [cancelled]

06/16 Panel Discussion: Semesterfrage 2016: Wie verändert Migration Europa? University of Vienna, Austria. Video Interview Presentation

06/16 International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism, Malmoe University, Sweden. Lecture: Living Liminality. Ethnological insights on the life situation of non-deportable refugees in Malta.

06/16 Colloquium of the Institute for European Ethnology of University of Vienna, Austria. Lecture: kritisch: Positionierungen von ForscherInnen im Feld.

05/16 13th Kritnet Conference: Migration, Criminalisation, Resistance, Invention. VHS Ottakring, Vienna, Austria.

03/16 StipendiatInnentag 2016, Austrian Academy of Sciences. Poster Presentation: Betwixt and Between. Eine ethnologische Studie zur Lebenssituation nicht abschiebbarer Geflüchteter in Malta.

01/16 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Conference Zurich, Vienna, Berlin: Cultural Studies – Historical Anthropology, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Lecture: Liminalität als Lebensform. Ein intersektionaler Blick auf nicht abschiebbare Migrantinnen in Malta.

11/15 Annual Meeting of the „research group on economic and society from a historical-cultural science perspective“. Faculty of History and Cultural Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.Lecture: Embodied liminality. Von nicht abschiebbaren Geflüchteten auf Malta.

11/15 Interdisciplinary Conference: Everyday life of (in)security. Ethnographic-cultural science perspectives on the security society, Unversität of Graz, Austria. Lecture: Alltag im Dazwischen. Von nicht abschiebbaren Geflüchteten auf Malta

10/15 Autumn School: Grenzgänger in Theorie und Praxis. Europe University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. Presentation: „Being in limbo“. Grenzgänger*innen in Malta.

10/15 Talking Anthropology and Wine. Within the accommpanying program of the exhibition „Bitter Oranges“ by Gilles Reckinger, Volkskundemuseum Vienna. Lecture: Alltag im Dazwischen. Porträts von Geflüchteten auf Malta.

06/15 Colloquium of the Institute for European Ethnology of University of Vienna, Austria. Lecture: Alltag im Dazwischen.

04/15 PhD Conference: „Das bedrohte Selbst. Formen der Subjektivierung zwischen Kontrolle und EigenSinn 1915-2015“, University of Goettingen, Germany.

03/15 11th Kritnet Conference: Racism und Economy in the European migration and border regime. Shedhalle/Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland.

09/14 Workshop „Multi-sited und multimethodische Ethnographie“ in the course of the Herbstwerkstatt, Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies, University of Oldenburg, Germany.

03/14 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Social Protest, University of Kent, UK. Poster Presentation: Taking Sides – Protest Against the Deportation of Asylum Seekers

02/14 ECPR Winter School in Methods and Techniques: Introduction on Statistics for Political and Social Scientists, University of Vienna, Austria.

03/08 Strategy UN-Workshop „Advocating for Human Rights at Local and International Levels“, OHCHR, Melbourne, Australia.


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