Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer

Room: 4
Otto-Adam-Str. 5
78467 Konstanz

Phone: 07531-88-5804


Jeannine-Madeleine Fischer received her phD from Ludwig-Maxmilians-University Munich in 2019. Her thesis was about „Urban ethics and environmental care. Ideals, negotiations and practices around the good city in Auckland,  Aotearoa New Zealand“. Starting from October 2020 she is part of the NOMIS-project „Traveling Forms“  exploring transnational diffusions of aesthetical and ethical protest forms in Durban, South Africa.

Her current research interests are human-environment-relations, interfaces of medical and environmental anthropology, activism, aesthetics, creativity and body performations, entanglements of ethics and politics as well as urban research and psychological anthropology. She is interested in innovative forms of ethnographic fieldwork, particularly in multisensory ethnography.

Her regional foci are Aotearoa New Zealand and South Africa.



„Urbane Ethiken und Umweltschutz: Ideale, Praktiken und Aushandlungen um die gute Stadt in Auckland, Aotearoa Neuseeland“.

Reihe UmweltEthnologie, Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag


(forthcoming) „Handling Waste through Consensus, Care and Community in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand”. In: Moritz Ege/ Johannes Moser (ed.), Urban Ethics – Conflicts Over the ‚Good’ and Proper Life in Cities, London: Routledge


with Eveline Dürr: „Caring for the Good City in Ethical Terms. Graffiti Removal in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.“ New Zealand Sociology Journal 35(1): 49-69


with Saskia Brill, Katharina Neumaier and Martin Sökefeld: „Ethnologie… und was dann? Ergebnisse der Verbleibstudie des Münchner Instituts für Ethnologie.Working Papers in Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich (27)


„Oceania, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 29 September – 10 December 2018“, Sociologus Journal of Social Anthropology 69 (2): 189-192. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot


„Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaption. Environmental Anthropology on the 117th American Association of Anthropologists Meeting.“


with Eveline Dürr: “Tackling Pollution with Care: Everyday Politics and Citizen Engagement in Auckland, New Zealand.” In: Setha Low (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Anthropology and the City. Engaging the Urban and the Future. London, New York: Routledge


“‘Hit them hard and hit them well.’ Possums, Pollution, and the Past in Aotearoa/New Zealand.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia Spring 2017 (10). Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society                                                   


“The Kauri Case—Native Nature and National Identity in Titirangi, New Zealand.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia Summer 2016 (11). Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society


„Konsens als Ermächtigung“, Urban Ethics blog, 23.05.2016.