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Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild

Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Institute of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Möhrenstraße 40-41
Room 217


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Academic Background 

Through a lens of reflexive cultural anthropology, Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild researches the ways in which migration, and mobilities in general, co-create and transform nation-state societies, by way of transnationalizing and cosmopolitanizing them “from below”. She has been working towards establishing a new research perspective of a specifically anthropological reflection on historical and contemporary projects of Europe, which have become focal points of ground-breaking cross-disciplinary debates, e.g. on “post-migrant Europe” and “Other Europes”. A main focus of these debates is how migration contributes to projects of “minor cosmopolitanisms”. All of this could be broadly called postcolonial European anthropology.

After finishing her PhD. at Goethe University in 1997,  Prof. Dr. Regina Römhild held teaching positions at places at Goeth University and Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich before joining Humboldt University’s Institut für Europäische Ethnologie in 2009. Regina took part in research projects such as co-directing the transdisciplinary research project Transit Migration (2003 – 2006) and co-curating the related collective exhibition Projekt Migration (2005, Cologne); she also the co-founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre of Transnational Border Studies at Humboldt-Universität and the related Interdisciplinary Research Colloquium on Border Studies and Critical Migration Research.

Research Interests

  • processes of Europeanization in postcolonial, globally entangled perspective
  • migration and the cosmopolitization of Europe
  • urban anthropology
  • reflexive anthropology of the Mediterranean
  • political anthropology

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