Laura Otto

studied cultural anthropology and ethnology at the University of Bremen, the University of Malta and at Hawai’i Pacific University. She has worked as a lecturer at the University of Bremen, the University of Vienna as well as at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She received her doctorate from the University of Bremen and graduated with an ethnographic account of age negotiations among young refugees in the context of forced migration at the European Union’s external border in Malta. Since 2019, she is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at Goethe University Frankfurt. In her current research, she studies emerging practices of governance in the context of algae arrivals along the Mexican Caribbean coast. Her research interests include environmental anthropology, migration, and processes of governance.


Otto, L., and N. Philipp-Jahnke (2021). Wenn eine Pandemie interveniert: Überlegungen zur ethnographischen Praxis seit COVID-19. Kulturanthropologie Notizen 83, 58-72.