Ass.-Prof. Dr. Sanderien Verstappen

Tenure Track in Visual Anthropology

Contact Details

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Vienna
NIG, 4th floor
Room: B0420

T: +43-1-4277-49527

Office Hours

Tuesdays 2.45pm-3.45pm

after previous registration per e-mail


Current Courses: u:find

Research Focus Areas

  • Visual and multimodal anthropology: representations, (in)visibilities, ethnographic media practices
  • Mobility studies: urban mobility, rural-urban linkages, transnational migration, displacement
  • Urban studies: development, urbanization, segregation, neighborhoods, place-making

Short Biography

Sanderien Verstappen is assistant professor with tenure track in visual anthropology at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna. Her long-term research interests include mobility and migration, development and social inequality, and the politics of (in)visibility. As a visual anthropologists trained in ethnographic filmmaking, she uses film as a research method and medium of publishing while also developing multimodal approaches in both teaching and research. 

An overview of her publications and films is on her website.