Freie Universität Berlin

Academic Profile


I am currently attending the master’s programme in Visual and Media Anthropology at the Free University of Berlin.

My academic background includes a BA in linguistics from Stockholm University and a degree certificate from the Czech Studies Programme at the Charles University in Prague.

I have a professional background in journalism, mainly as editor and publisher of magazines and journals. I am also the host of a podcast on internet privacy.

I study Japanese on my own and have reached level N3 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT). I have translated some comics to English.

Research interests

My main research focus is the anthropology of desire.

As part of that research, I have a strong interest in the gap between virtual and actual realities, and how we relate to ideals. I have explored Japanese subcultures, archival photography, virtual worlds, and data activism.

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Information for research participants

My first priority is always to protect my research participants. If you are participating in one of my research projects, you should know that you have the right to full anonymity, and that I follow the Principles of Professional Responsibility of the American Anthropological Association, as well as the Code of Honour (PDF) of Freie Universität Berlin.

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