Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ayse Caglar

Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Contact Details

Institut für Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie
Raum A0416
Universitätsstraße 7
A–1010 Wien

+43-1-42 77 495 13

Office hours:
Tuesday 15:00-17:00, room A0416

Note to the students:
For an MA or a PhD supervision please come to the office hours after sending an outline at least a week beforehand (please consider that Prof. Caglar prefers all theses to be written in English).

For recommendation letters please hand in all necessary information and documents (addressee, statement of purpose, documents on which her recommendation should be based) at least two weeks before the deadline. Thank you!

Major Fields of Interests

  • Globalization, transnationalization processes and reconfiguration of states
  • Migration, migrants and migrant industries
  • Displacement, dispossession and urban restructuring
  • Neoliberalization processes
  • Citizenship
  • (European) cultural policies, (im)migrant cultural production and cultural industries
  • Nationalist discourses, popular culture and consumer culture


Courses: u:find



Volha Biziukova PhD Student, uni:docs Thesis title: The Changing Consumption Practices and Consumption Policies of the State in Russia: Socio-Political Subjectivities and the Modes of Citizenship of the New Middle Classes
Cansu Civelek PhD Student, uni:docs Thesis title: A Comparative Anthropological Research into the Policy Making Processes of Two Urban Regeneration Projects in Eskişehir, Turkey
Daniele Karasz PhD Student, Marietta Blau Stipendium Thesis title: Reinventing the City – About Migrants and the Reuse of Urban Brownfields in Vienna
Katrin Kremmel PhD Student, praedoc University assistant Thesis title: Governing Asylum in Rural Areas: Law in Practice and Citizenship in Action
Liselotte Liegmann PhD Student, praedoc University assistant Thesis title: On Shifting Grounds: Navigating Social Exclusion in the Tea Estates of Assam
Monika Palmberger Postdoc Project title: Placing Memories: Ageing and Labor Migrants in Vienna
Maria Schiller Postdoc Project title: Federal States against Cities: Immigrant Incorporation in the Context of New Immigrant Reception

CREOLE Program

Coordinator of the CREOLE program at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna.
Applications for the CREOLE international track as well as any questions relating to the program can be addressed to Prof. Caglar and Katrin Kremmel.

Summer Schools

2016 ‘DIVERCITIES. The Challenge of Governing Urban Diversity.’ Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology Vienna, University of Vienna
2014 ‘Public Spaces in Transition.’ Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology, Vienna, University of Vienna