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Dr. Andreea Racles

Andreea Racles

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin



Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Institut für Soziologie

Professur Allgemeine Soziologie

Karl-Glöckner-Str. 21E, Raum 013

35394 Gießen


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  • 2020: PhD “Home Is Where Nobody Can Throw You Out From’. A Material Culture Study About (Non-)Belonging with Romanian Roma”, Department Sozial- und Kulturwissenschaften, Justus Liebig University (with the final grade summa cum laude)

  • March 2018: Visiting doctoral student, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine (Trinidad and Tobago)

  • August 2017–onwards: Research Associate (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Institute for Sociology, Justus Liebig University

  • June 2014–November 2015: Holder of the speaker position of the Research Area 7: Global Studies and Politics of Space, International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)

  • October 2013–September 2016: Member and fellowship holder at the GCSC

  • April 2013–September 2013: Start-up fellowship holder at Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS)

  • October 2009–September 2012: Researcher at the Centre for Research and Consultancy on Culture, Ministry of Culture, Bucharest

  • September 2010–February 2011: Erasmus scholarship holder, Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

  • 2009–2011: MA in Anthropology, National School of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest.
  • October 2005–July 2008: BA in Sociology, Sociology Faculty, University of Bucharest


  • Social anthropology, Material Culture Studies, Critical Romani Studies, Sensorial Studies
  • Qualitative methodological approaches, urban ethnography

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiete

Lehr- und Forschungsgebiete

  • Social anthropology, Material Culture Studies, Critical Romani Studies
  • Qualitative methodological approaches, urban ethnography
  • Sensorial anthropology, anthropology of home
  • The work with Prof. Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodríguez focuses on notions of translocality and conviviality



  • Winter Term 2020/2021: Lektürekurs: Norbert Elias (on-line seminar)
  • Summer Term 2020: Doing Urban Ethnography (on-line seminar)
  • Winter Term 2019/2020: Materielle Kultur des Alltags/ Material culture of everyday life
  • Summer Term 2019: Doing Urban Ethnography
  • Winter Term 2018/2019: Materielle Kultur des Alltags/ Material culture of everyday life (Seminar)
  • Summer Term 2018: Ethnographic approaches to the study of socio-spatial relations (Seminar)
  • Winter Term 2017/2018: Roma social forms, space and belonging (Seminar)
  • Summer Term 2016: Introduction to studies about European Roma/”Gypsy” populations in Europe (Block Seminar)
  • Winter Term 2014/15


Ausgewählte Publikationen

2021 (forthcoming). “Norms, Capacities and Olfactory Politics in a North-Eastern Romanian Town”. In Decolonial Perspectives on Entangled Inequalities: Europe and The Caribbean”, edited by Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodriguez and Rhoda Reddock. Anthem Press.

2020 (forthcoming). ‘Free-choice’ in marriage-making among romanianised Roma”. MARTOR 25.

2019“Emplacing Smells: Spatialities and Materialities of ‘Gypsiness’”. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 28(1), 25–44. Co-authored with Ana Ivasiuc.

2019. “Integratedness and Deservingness: A perspective from Romanian Roma in Spain”. In Extending Protection to Migrant Populations in Europe Old and New Minorities, edited by Roberta Medda-Windischer, Caitlin Boulter and Tove H. Malloy. London: Routledge, 133–155.

2018. “Walking with Lina in Zamora. Reflections on Roma’s home-making engagements from a translocality perspective.” Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (EEJSP). 4(2): 86–108. 

2014. “Stories with and about wall carpets. An anthropological account on the inhabitation of Ursari Romanian Roma.” Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology5 (2), 107-131.

2012. “Cricău.” In Activităţi extraşcolare în ruralul românesc. Dezvoltarea de competenţe cheie la copii şi tineri [Extra-curricular activities in rural areas from Romania. Developing key competences among children and young people], edited by Ionescu Denisa et al. Bucharest: Editura Universitară.

2011. “Access to labour market and cultural consumption among Roma women: frameworks of discrimination.” In NEVI SARA KALI. Roma Women’s Journal 3, 98–109. Co-authored with Ştefania Voicu.

2010. “Participarea şi consumul cultural în rândul romilor” [Cultural Participation and Consumption in Roma Communities]. Centre for Research and Consultancy on Culture, Bucharest. Co-authored with Anda Becuț, Monica Stroe and Ștefania Voicu.