Johanna Rolshoven


Johanna Rolshoven is Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Graz University/Austria. Diploma in Social Anthropology at Université Aix-Marseille/FR, PhD in Philosophy at Marburg University/Germany, and Habilitation in Popular Culture Studies at Zurich University/CH. Her fields of interest: urban and political anthropology, mobilities studies, cultural studies in architecture. Approaches: empirical critical cultural analysis with gendered and queered perspectives on spatial agency. Last projects in the field of cultural studies in architecture: Das Wunderbare und das Nützliche, das Feste und das Bewegliche. Mobilitäten in der Architektur. Weimar 2019 (co-ed. Manfred Omahna, Franziska Hederer)

Current research on gendered concepts of everyday resistance, Mediterranean Port Cities and urban citizenship, new political formations; Erasmus+: Advancing the Values of the Humanities in academy, Society, and Industry (2018-2020)

Founder and co-editor of the book series “Cultural Anthropology meets Architecture”, founder of the association and newsletter “International Association for Cultural Studies in Architecture”, and founder and co-editor of the multilingual Open Access Journal Mobile Cultures Studies. In the scope of her engagement for qualitative cultural analysis, she is a longstanding member of the SAGW Network for Qualitative Social Research (CH), and co-author of the Swiss Manifesto for Qualitative Social Research (2010).