Cathrine Bublatzky

Main focus: Visual Anthropology


Languages: German, English

City: Heidelberg

Country: Germany

Topics: middle east, contemporary art, photography, migration, europe, visual studies, south asia


As a trained photographer Cathrine Bublatzky received her Magister degree in Anthropology with a focus on South-Asian and Visual Anthropology Studies at the South-Asia Institute, Heidelberg University in 2008. Since then she has been a member of the Cluster 'Asia and Europe in a global Context. The Dynamics of Transculturality' and is currently working as assistant professor to the Chair of Visual and Media Anthropology at the Cluster. In May 2014 Cathrine Bublatzky finished her dissertation project on contemporary art from India entitled "Along the 'Indian Highway': An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition" and in 2016 Cathrine Bublatzky was awarded with a fellowship in the ELITE Postdoctoral Program by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung for her research project 'Contemporary photography as a cultural practice by diasporic Iranians in Europe' (2017 - 2020).
In her research and teaching she has a main focus on theories and methods in Visual and Media Anthropology, Art Anthropology, Popular Culture, Migration and Urban Studies with a regional focus on Europe, South Asia and the Middle East. Her seminars are often research based to support students to gain experiences and insights in applied anthropology (eg Ethnographic Photography).
Besides she has a strong interest in Digital Humanities and its role in Anthropological writing, and works in close cooperation with the Heidelberg Research Architecture at the Cluster of Excellence. She is a member of several projects and cooperations and succesfully co-applied for a funding by Heidelberg University (WS 2013- SoSe 2015) to develop a concept of research based teaching with digital research environments.