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I am a socio-cultural anthropologist with a special interest in local and regional economies in the context of globalization and transnational connections. My ethnographic work centres on the South American Andes, on peoples’ local livelihoods as well as their trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific mobilities. I have been working on labour migration from Ecuador and Bolivia to Spain and on the distribution of mobile phones and other electronic appliances from China via Chile into Bolivia.

I also have a genuine interest in ball games, bodily movement and rhythm which induced me to participate in community football and folkloric dances as part of my fieldwork. I have been working as non-fiction editor both in-house and free-lance in Germany and Spain.

You can learn more about my work on the following pages.

Recent publications:


2020 Webs of Fiesta-related Trade. Chinese Imports, Investment and Reciprocity in La Paz, Bolivia. Critique of Anthropology (forthcoming 40 (3), September 2020)

2019 Transient trade and the distribution of infrastructural knowledge: Bolivians in China. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 3(1): 15–29. https://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/intellect/tjtm/2019/00000003/00000001/art00002

2019 (Eveline Dürr and Juliane Müller, eds.). The Popular Economy in Urban Latin America: Informality, Materiality, and Gender in Commerce. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498572392/The-Popular-Economy-in-Urban-Latin-America-Informality-Materiality-and-Gender-in-Commerce

2018 Andean-Pacific Commerce and Credit: Bolivian Traders, Asian Migrant Businesses, and International Manufacturers in the Regional Economy. Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 23(1): 18–36. https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jlca.12328

2018 Introduction: Popular Economies and the Remaking of China-Latin America Relations. Journal for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 23(1):  9–17 (with Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld). https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jlca.12339