Robert Pichler studied history in Graz and was awarded the right to teach (venia docendi) for Southeast European history in 2017. He is board member of the International Association for Southeast European Anthropology (InASEA) and chair of the Center for Balkan Societies and Cultures (CSBSC). He was a researcher in the framework of projects at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. In 2004, he was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize together with Wolfgang Petritsch for the political book of the year. As a photographer, he works at the interface between documentary and art photography.
Period: 19th to 21st centuries.
Area: Southeast Europe, Balkans, especially Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo/a
Topics: migration studies, social history with a focus on family and kinship, formation of nation-states, visual studies
Remigration to post-socialist Europe