Springe direkt zu Inhalt

Severin Penger

Severin_Profil

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

PhD Candidate in Social- and Cultural Anthropology

Research Project “Traces of a City: Tattoos in Naples”

Address
Landoltweg 9-11
14195 Berlin

Person

For my PhD-project “Traces of a city: Tattoos in Naples” I am investigating practices of tattooing, the interdependencies between body and city, and related, late-modern (im)possibilities of representation and transformation of/in Naples.

For my master’s thesis I have been dealing with the phenomenon of tattooing in Havana/Cuba. My research topics are the anthropology of the body and the senses, political anthropology, anthropology of religion, and urban anthropology.

I’m interested in debates about aesthetics/art/fashion, about anarchism, fetishism, capitalism, and magic.

My current regional focus is on the Mediterranean/Italy, before it was Indonesia and the Americas, especially Mexico and Cuba.

Instagram: sevostudio


Scientific Career

  • Since January 2020 PhD-scholar of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes“

  • November 2017 – August 2018 / February 2019 – April 2019 academic assistant at the Institute of Social- and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • 2014 – 2016 Master of Arts at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany

  • WS 2015/16 studies of arts and literature as well as anthropology at the University of Havana, Cuba

  • 2010 – 2013 Bachelor of Arts in cultural anthropology as well as language, literature, and culture (minor) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich

  • WS 2012/13 studies of anthropology and sociology at the Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo, Pachuca de Soto, Mexico

Part of the research area "Gender, Body, Sexualities"

For my PhD-project “Traces of a city: Tattoos in Naples” I am investigating practices of tattooing, the interdependencies between body and city, and related, late-modern (im)possibilities of representation and transformation of/in Naples.