Anlam Filiz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Modern Language Building 106. Office hours Wednesday and Thursday 2:30 - 3:30pm and by appointment.



  • PhD, Anthropology, Emory, 2018



  • Anthropology of migration
  • Multiculturalism and diversity
  • Transnationalism and globalization
  • Anthropology of work
  • Economic anthropology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Affect studies
  • Europe and the Middle East

    My research broadly investigates the effects of increasing human mobility in cosmopolitan cities. I am particularly interested in how immigrants in Europe navigate changing understandings of cultural difference amid globally rising anti-migrant sentiments and discourses of multiculturalism. My dissertation The Corner at the Center: Migrant Labor, Difference, Relationality and the Making of Berlin analyzes how Turks rework current understandings of cultural diversity in Berlin’s corner shops. I show that Turks remap cultural boundaries in Germany (somewhat to their advantage) rather than passively accepting their cultural difference as a signifier of their outsider status. In this project, I bring together the anthropological literature on the production of diversity, economic exchange and Muslims in Europe with feminist theories of subjection and performativity. In addition to developing publications from this research, I am currently planning my next project on cosmopolitanism among Germany’s increasingly diverse immigrant groups with a focus on highly skilled migrants.


  • ANT 385 Gender and Transnational Migration
  • ANT 385W Muslims in and of the "West"
  • ANT 202 Concepts and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
  • ANT 352 Globalization and Transnational Culture