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Esteban Acuna M.A.

Doctoral Candidate



Phone: +49(0)761-203-97699

Email: esteban.acuna@ucf.uni-freiburg.de



Romani Mobilities across the Atlantic: An Ethnograpy of movement and connections among Romani Groups







Since March 2012: Doctoral Candidate at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, member of the Junior Research Group COME at the Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie

2011: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University

January, February and March of 2011: empirical research project on the construction of ethnic identity among Rrom (Gypsies/ Roma people) in Bogotá (Colombia)

2010-2011: Master Program Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University (Netherlands); focus on Global Economy and Culture; Gold Scholarship from the Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Program

2010: taught the course "Multiculturalism and Diversity" (elective course at B.A. level) at the Pontifical Xaverian University, Bogotá

2009-2010: worked as a research and logistics assistant for the PENSAR Institute of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, high school teacher and freelance ethnographer for market research

2009: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology at the National University of Columbia

2008: empirical research project for the B.A. thesis on the topic "Gypsiness": Stereotypes and ethnicity during the International Romani Day celebration in Bogotá, Colombia (8th of April of 2008)

2004-2009: studied Anthropology at the National University of Colombia


Main areas of research

Ethnographic Methods, Romani Studies, Roma Ethnic Identity, Colombian Ethnic Groups, Border Studies, Development Sociology, Multiculturalist Policies, Mobility Studies, Migration and Displacement, Violence and Discrimination



Wintersemester 2014/15:

‘Strangers’, ‘foreigners’ and ‘others’: An introduction to contemporary debates on representation and knowledge in cultural anthropology


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