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Elke Mader

Born in Salzburg in 1954, is professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology and vice dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna. She studied anthropology, history of art and prehistoric archeology at the University of Vienna and at the University of California. She received her PhD and her habilitation at the University of Vienna. She did extensive fieldwork in South America (1979 -1981; 1990-1994; 1997-2000) focusing on Amerindian societies in the Amazon region, in particular on questions of gender, myth/ritual, and power. From 1986-2001 she was a lecturer at the department for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna, and the Austrian Institute for Latin American Studies, besides realizing various research projects. In 2001 and 2002 she was visiting professor at the Gender Kolleg, University of Vienna.
Her research interests include gender relations and gender imagery in various cultural and social contexts. She has been a faculty member of the post-graduate program "Gender Kolleg" at Vienna University since 2001. She has been teaching regularly on the topic of Gender Anthropology throughout her career and has been supervisor of a series of MA and PhD thesis in Gender Anthropology.


Email: elke.mader[at]univie.ac.at
Phone: +43-1-4277-485 99

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