Social and Cultural Anthropology

Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin und Dozentin

Universität Tübingen
Abteilung für Ethnologie
Burgsteige 11
72070 Tübingen

+49(0)7071 29-73999
Raum: 221


Regionale Schwerpunkte
  • Europa
  • Mittlerer Osten (Iran)
  • Südasien (Indien)
Thematische Schwerpunkte
  • Medienethnologie
  • Visuelle Ethnologie
  • Digitale Ethnologie
  • Migration und Exilforschung
  • Gegenwartskunst und Ausstellungswesen

Seit 10/2022
Senior Lecturer/Hochschuldozentin und Researcher/Forscherin

in der Abteilung für Sozial- und Kulturethnologie an der Universität Tübingen

Assistentin (Assistenz Professorin)

in der Abteilung Visuelle und Medien Ethnologie,

Heidelberg Center für Transkulturelle Studien, Heidelberg


Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Thema: “Along the Indian Highway: An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition” (Veröffentlicht in Routledge, 2019)

Magister Artium

Thema: „‘Kulturen im Blick(wechsel)‘. Ein interkulturelles Foto-Projekt aus ethnologischer Sicht“ (Laborschule Bielefeld)



Along the Indian Highway: An Ethnography of an International Travelling Exhibition. Series Visual and Media Histories, ed. Monica Juneja, Routledge India. (Monographie) 


(Un)Sighted Archives of Migration—Spaces of Encounter and Resistance. Special Issues as Books, Routledge. (co-edited mit Fiona Siegenthaler). (awarded for book publication). doi: 10.1080/08949468.2021.1944766.

Entangled Histories of Art and Migration. Theories, Sites and Research Methods. eds. Bublatzky, Cathrine, Burcu Dogramaci, Kerstin Pinther, and Mona Schieren, Intellect (unter Vertrag, forthcoming 2022/23). 

Special Issues

Populist Aesthetics in Cultural Perspectives: Truthmaking, Faking, and the Politics of Affect in (Digital) Media (in process) (co-edited with Simone Pfeifer). 

Special Issue ‘(Un)Sighted Archives of Migration—Spaces of Encounter and Resistance’. Visual Anthropology 34 (4). Routledge. (peer-reviewed) (co-edited mit Fiona Siegenthaler). doi: 10.1080/08949468.2021.1944766.


Mobile Belonging – (Social) Media Practices in Everyday Exile. Methodological Reflection on Ethnographic Design. Special Issue “At the Intersections of Mobile Online and Offline Spaces: Reflections on Methods, Practices, and Ethics”, edited by Monika Palmberger and Katja Kaufmann, Journal Media and Communication. 

mit Siegenthaler, Fiona. 2021. ‘(Un)Sighted Archives of Migration—Spaces of Encounter and Resistance: An Introduction’. Visual Anthropology 34 (4). Routledge: 283–95. doi: 10.1080/08949468.2021.1944766. (peer-reviewed)

Bublatzky, Cathrine. 2021. ‘On Resistance and Failure in the Archival Art Installation’. Visual Anthropology 34 (4). Routledge: 296–316. doi: 10.1080/08949468.2021.1944769. (peer-reviewed)

Aesthetics of an Iranian diaspora – Politics of Belonging and difference in contemporary
art photography. Journal of Aesthetics & Culture. doi: 10.1080/20004214.2020.1767969. (peer-reviewed)

Aesthetics and Materiality of Knowledge – (Un)sighted Archives of Migration. In
Special Issue “Encounters: Handling, Placing and Looking at Photographs in Relation to Migration”.  Edited by Costanza Caraffa, Eva Troelenberg, Anna Messner. International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity. doi: 10.1163/22130624-00801001.

Iran: Generation Post-Revolution – in conversation with Kaveh Rostamkhani. Special
Issue “Out of Place. Sensory Practice and Placemaking” edited by Christiane Brosius and Holger Schulze, Paragrana. Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropology, Band 28, Heft 1: 39-62. doi: 10.1515/para-2019-0003.

Review: Only a Question of ‘Seeing’!? On the cultural edges of contemporary art in the Indian Highway exhibition. Third Text. (2018; Überarbeitung Dezember 2019, in process) doi: 10.4324/9780429316166.

Bewegte Bilder. Die Politisierung des Kunst-Videos I love my India von Tejal Shah. In: Burcu Dogramaci et al. (Hg.): Kunsttopografien globaler Migration, kritische berichte, Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, Heft 2, 2015, 65–73. 

Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Indien - Ein Blick in die Kunstwelt Indiens. In: Masala: Newsletter Virtual Library South Asia 6(3).



Forouhar, Parastou, and Cathrine Bublatzky. ‘Alterity in Europe—Occupying Spaces as Feminist Strategy in (Post)Migration Aesthetics: A Conversation’. In Expanding the Parameters of Feminist Artivism, edited by Gillian Hannum and Kyunghee Pyun, 185–203. Springer, 2023.

mit Anahita Razmi. On the (Im)possibilities of Migrating Images – an Explorative Photo Essay by an Artist and an Anthropologist, mit Anahita Razmi. In Bublatzky, Cathrine, Burcu Dogramaci, Kerstin Pinther, and Mona Schieren, eds. 2022. Entangled Histories of Art and Migration. Theories, Sites and Research Methods. Intellect (forthcoming 2022/23)

Memory. Belonging. Engaging – Artistic Production in a Migration Context. In Handbook of Art and Global Migration: Theories, Practices, and Challenges, edited by Burcu Dogramaci and Birgit Mersmann, 1st ed., Berlin: De Gruyter, 281–97. doi: 10.1515/9783110476675-017.

The Problem with a Geoaesthetic Approach to the Indian Highway Exhibition. In Engaging Transculturality, by Laila Abu-Er-Rub, Christiane Brosius, Sebastian Meurer, Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, and Susan Richter, Oxon: Routledge, 317–29. 

Fotografie – ein transkultureller Verhandlungsraum. Eine Analyse der Arbeiten von Ravi Agarwal (Delhi). In Kulturelle Übersetzer. Kunst und Kultur-management im transkulturellen Kontext (Hg.) Christiane Dätsch, Bielefeld: Transcript, 115–131. 


Blog ‘Introduction to Visual and Media Anthropology: The Everyday in Corona Times’ (Seminar) Blog (in German) together with Christiane Brosius, Heidelberg Centre of Transcultural Studies, Heidelberg. 

HUMANS OF HEIDELBERG. A #transculturaltakeover of #storiesofmany with the mobile photo booth. Blog Begeisterhaus, Deutsch- Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg.

#transculturaltakeover – a cooperation seminar with roadto. Blog Begeisterhaus, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Heidelberg.

‘You Can’t Please all! Some observations on the controversy about the Bhupen Khakhar exhibition at Tate Modern, London‘ In Geismar, Haidy and Daniel Miller. Blog. Material World. A Global Hub for Thinking about Things. (London, Nov 4, 2016).

‘Digital research platforms in Visual and Media Anthropology’, online Publication, Digital Humanities Workshop, 13-15, May 2016, Carleton  Universität, Ottawa