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Dr. des. Kim Glück

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Kim Glück is a cultural anthropologist specialized in Ethiopian Studies. After studying cultural anthropology and history at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main and at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier, she was part of the Frobenius Institute project (2014-2017) “Indexing and Digitizing of the Archival Material on Ethiopian Studies of the Frobenius Institute”. For her doctoral thesis (, she worked for several months with a professional dance group from Addis Ababa, investigating dances and dance performances as national/ethnic identity markers. In July 2020, she defended her dissertation entitled "Dancing Ethiopia - Inszenierungen immaterieller Kultur in Addis Abeba" at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. In her current project, she and her project members are investigating informal savings systems (equb/kuvie and iddir) in Ethiopian diaspora communities. Her research interests include Ethiopian studies, migration studies, and performance studies, anthropology of the future and diaspora studies.


Research interest

Thematic: Migration studies, diaspora studies, anthropology of the future, (im)material culture, performance studies

Regional: Ethiopia, Israel



Glück, Kim (2017): Collection activities of the Frobenius Institute. Expeditions to southern Ethiopia. In: Dinslage, Sabine und Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited. Studien zur Kulturkunde (131). Berlin: Reimer Verlag. S. 203-220.