Leonore A Phillips

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My dissertation research is on highly skilled and highly educated scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in Berlin, Germany, with specific focus on experiences of multiculturalism and international connections in the workplace and university. I am interested in exploring discourses on technology, progress, immigration, belonging and the nation as they relate to the daily lives of people living in Berlin, particularly highly skilled immigrants. Additionally, my work examines ideas and imaginings of technology, innovation and progress for those working in science and engineering fields.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.A.: Anthropology & German, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Engineering & Information Technology
  • Society and Technology
  • Race and Nationalism
  • Immigration
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Germany
  • European modernity
Research & Professional Activities


  • Preliminary Fieldwork : Completed preliminary explorations in Berlin, Bremen and Munich for dissertation research, June/July 2007 - June-August 2008
  • William W. Stout Fellowship, 2009 - 2010
  • Block Grant, Department of Anthropology, May 2009 - September 2009
  • Block Grant, Department of Anthropology, May 2008 - September 2008
  • TASI Summer Fellowship, Center for German and European Studies, August 2007