Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Sina Lucia Kottmann


09/2005–10/2006: graduated research assistant at the Department of Ethnology at the University of Tübingen: Teaching as well as research work on the Project Euromed.

1997–2005: during studies several exhibitions as student research assistant at the Departments of Ethnology and Romance Philology; public educational/docent work in the Museum of the University of Tübingen.

A Selection of Academic Memberships and Qualifications

09/2005 – 07/2006: Earned the Baden-Württemberg Certification of University Teaching (HDZ).

Since 2004: active contributions to international conferences on the present and future of cultural-scientific research in the Mediterannean Basin (in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Morocco)

Active member in the doctoral students’ network Euromed for research on Mediterranean societies at the Department of Ethnology of University of Tübingen and of the European Network of Excellence REMSH for Mediterranean Ethnology (Aix-en-Provence, France).


2005: M.A. (Magister Artium) in Ethnology, Romance Philology and Comparative Religious Studies (Studies in Tübingen and Granada, Spain).

06/1996: High School completion (Abitur)

Research areas

Ethnology of Mediterrean societies, especially Spain and Morocco
Ethnology of religion
Ethnology of boundaries, migration
Processes of local identity formation of resemanticization of cultural “requisites“ and repertoires on the microlevel of the local as a result of current developments on the macrolevel of the global
Cultural resistances and reservations vis-a-vis the “new”
Performances and stagings of images of self and other in sociocultural practices and discourses with respect to defending against and/or integrating the “other”

Function within the Center

Research project “Moros en la Costa! Staging of the Self and Other in Festivals of the 'moros y cristianos.’”

Selected Publications

Hauschild, Thomas; Kottmann, Sina Lucia; Zillinger, Martin & Sant Cassia, Paul
2007. Syncretisms in the Mediterranean: Universalism, cultural relativism and the issue of the Mediterranean as culture area. (History and Anthropology) London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Kottmann, Sina Lucia 2007 (forthcoming). Moros y Cristianos in Südspanien. Fiesta zwischen Spiel und Ernst. (Band 10 der Euromed-Reihe, hrsg. von Thomas Hauschild). Hamburg; Münster, Berlin: LIT-Verlag.


Kottmann, Sina Lucia 2005a. Gute Laune im Gefecht, in: Zenith – Zeitschrift für den Orient 4/2005. Hamburg: forum zenith e.V.: 48-51.

Hauschild, Thomas; Kottmann, Sina Lucia & Zillinger, Martin 2005a. Les syncrétismes en Méditerranée, in: La Parra, Emilio; Fabre, Thierry (dir.)  Entre Europe et Méditerranée. Paix et guerres entre les cultures. Paris; Arles: Éditions Actes Sud: 139-174.

2005b. Más allá de la política. Experiencias extáticas, fetichismo y el "choque de las civilizaciones" en el Mediterráneo, in: Dietz, Gunther & Carrera, Gema (eds.) Patrimonio intangible y multiculturalidad. Sevilla: Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico: 108-127.


Sina Lucia Kottmann 2005b. Karl Schlögel liest die Zeit im Raum: Flanieren auf alten Wegen in Richtung neuer Horizonte. Rezensionsaufsatz: Karl Schlögel (2003). Im Raume lesen wir die Zeit. Über Zivilisationsgeschichte und Geopolitik [51 Absätze].

2002. Der Blick des Ethnologen Bruno Latour in die Büchse der Pandora oder die Hoffnung der Wissenschaften, in: Anthropos 97.2002/1: 220-223. 

2007 (forthcoming) Rezension zu Wolfgang Kaschuba 2004. Die Überwindung der Distanz. Zeit und Raum in der europäischen Moderne. Frankfurt a.M.: Fischer, in: Zeitschrift für Ethnologie.