Katerina Zäch


Diploma Assistant / Assistant paid with third-party funding
Department of Geosciences

PER 14 bu. 3.332
Ch. du Musée 4
1700 Fribourg
PER 14, 3.332

Biography

Research interests and area

Environmental history, critical water studies, material culture, social theory, antropology of place, space and territory, Central Asia

As an anthropologist, I have been engaged since 2015 with water supply and the phenomenon of water in the context of the culture of the primarily rural villages of Kyrgyzstan. The aim of my dissertation Water as a Social Map is to systematically examine the everyday habitat of the water culture, the infrastructure and the environmental changes in the Tschüi and Naryn regions over the course of time. The focus of the study is the water analysis of the Tchüi's and Naryn's cultural landscapes in a large-scale timeframe covering years and decades, as well as a small-scale timeframe of a season.