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Doctor Heidi Armbruster

Dr Heidi Armbruster

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • The anthropology of migration and borders
  • Race and diversity in rural and provincial spaces;
  • critical whiteness;

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Heidi Armbruster is an Associate Professor in German and Social Anthropology in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics. She is a trained social anthropologist specialising in migration and diversity issues. Her past and present research interests address two broadly intersecting themes: post-migration identities from the perspectives of migrants in the German-speaking context, and post-unification and post-colonial inquiries into German identity. More recently she has developed comparative research on refugee reception and diversity in rural regions in Germany and the UK. Her teaching covers German social and political studies, multicultural Germany, transnational mobilities and ethnographic methods.