Dr. Melanie Sindelar BA MSc.

Dr. Melanie Sindelar BA MSc. Adjunct Faculty in Social-Cultural Anthropology






Courses Taught at WVPU

Culture and Communication

Background and Facts

Melanie Sindelar is a social and cultural anthropologist with research interests in nationalism, contemporary art, global art markets, the Gulf and Indian Ocean countries.
She has recently received her Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Vienna with distinction. Her doctoral research project 'Their past in a painting: contemporary art and local heritage in the UAE' examined the relationship between contemporary art production and nation-building. 

Melanie Sindelar holds an MSc in Social Anthropology with a focus on the Middle East from the University of Oxford and a BA in Prehistoric Archaeology from the University of Vienna. During her Ph.D. research, she was a guest researcher at the Max Planck Fellow Group 'Connectivity in Motion' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany, and IFK Junior Fellow Abroad, IFK International Research Centre for Cultural Studies of the University of Art and Design Linz. She was furthermore a uni:docs fellow of the University of Vienna and is currently the coordinator of the Center for Doctoral Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

You can follow her publications and research outputs on her academia.edu profile and her tweets on Twitter.