Anna Ellmer

Anna Ellmer

Portrait photo Anna Ellmer

Anna studied Social and Cultural Anthropology in Vienna and Paris. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political anthropology and kinship studies. She is currently working on a project about care practices, diversity and expertise in nursing homes in Switzerland (funded by the Swiss National Fund). Her dissertation analyses the construction of belonging and difference in public childcare institutions (kindergartens) in Vienna (Austria).


Kinship in moderation. Doing and undoing difference through institutional childcare in kindergartens in Vienna (Austria)

Caring about diversities

Recent Publications

Care. Staat, Familie und die Konstruktion von Differenz. (together with Tatjana Thelen)

Caring for equality? Administering ambivalence in kindergarten.

Doing and undoing difference through childcare. A case from a Viennese kindergarten.



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