Dr. Julia Binter


Research Associate (Zentralarchiv)







Since 11/2019 Provenance researcher, Zentralarchiv
12/2018 until 10/2019 Research associate in the collaborative research project on collections from Namibia at the Ethnologisches Museum
10/2013 until 01/2020 DPhil Student in Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford DPhil Thesis: African Cosmopolitanism and the Atlantic. Trade, Imperial Contact and Relating to the Past in the Niger Delta (Nineteenth to Twenty-First Centuries) Viva Voce passed without corrections
04/2016 until 10/2017 Curatorial Fellow, "International Museum", Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kunsthalle Bremen: Researching the history and collection of the Kunsthalle Bremen and its colonial entanglements; curating the exhibition and publishing the edited volume "The Blind Spot. Bremen, Colonialism and Art"
06/2010 until 09/2013 Assistant Curator, Africa Collections, Weltmuseum Wien: Researching African history, material culture and arts, co-curating the new permanent exhibitions on colonialism, migration and history of science, supporting temporary exhibitions, e.g. "African Lace"
04/2013 until 02/2014 Curatorial Advisor, Secession, Vienna, exhibition "The Vanishing Middle Class" by contemporary artist Lisl Ponger, a critical reflection on the traditions of ethnographic displays and the ramifications of neoliberalism on the global middle class
Since 10/2009 External Lecturer, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria, courses on visual anthropology, anthropology of globalisation, postcolonial theory, historical anthropology, critical museology
10/2010 until 02/2012 External Lecturer, Institute of Theatre, Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna, Austria, courses on documentary film, globalisation studies and postcolonial theory
05/2010 Film Jury Member, Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival, May 2010. Awarding ethnographic films, Student Award 2010
11/2009 until 05/2010 Film Festival Curator, Ethnocineca - Ethnographic and Documentary Filmfest Vienna, Austria


  • Founding member of the interdisciplinare network Colonial Ports and Global History (CPAGH), The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
  • Member of the German Anthropological Association (GAA)
  • Member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)
  • Member of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUEAS)
  • Member of the International Council of Museum (ICOM)
  • Mitglied der African Studies Association of the UK (ASA UK)


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