Sabrina Steindl-Kopf holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna, 2017. She is lecturer at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna and at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. In her dissertation titled ‘Ambivalences Within – Anti-Politics and the Power of the Marginal in Belgrade’s Activism of the City’ she explored two urban movements in the Serbian capital Belgrade focusing on activists’ imaginaries of their lives in a postsocialist and post-war city as well as their presentations of self and ‘other’. The PhD project was supported by grants of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research, the University of Vienna and the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin.
Period: 20th-21th centuries
Area: Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Balkans (particularly Serbia), Slovakia
Topics: Antiziganism and the inclusion of Roma in Europe; postsocialist transformation with a focus on social movements and civil society; urban anthropology