Anna-Maria Walter

Postdoctoral Researcher
Social and Cultural Anthropology

History, Culture and Communication Studies
Faculty of Humanities

I have worked on the anthropology of emotions, gender relations and mobile phones in the high mountains of Gilgit, northern Pakistan. This research looked at various aspects of the materiality and embodiment of norms and values as well as digital anthropology.

After completing my PhD at LMU Munich, I was a fellow at the University of Exeter and held a lectureship at LMU. My monograph Intimate Connections was just published by Rutgers University Press in Autumn, 2021. In my latest paper The Self in a Time of Constant Connectivity (American Ethnologist, 2021) I look at changing conceptions of the self through social media use.

In my current research, I work perceptions of mountain landscapes and vertical cosmologies in the Himalayas and the Alps and the socio-ecological dimensions of Alpine ski touring. As a postdoctoral researcher I'm part of the ERA.NET-funded CONTOURS project.

Research interests

  • mountains
  • glaciers
  • sustainable tourism
  • remoteness
  • gender
  • embodiment
  • emotions
  • digital anthropology
  • Pakistan
  • Alps

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