Miriam Homer, a 24-year-old B.A. student of Social- and Cultural Anthropology, is also minoring in Art history and Theatre studies in her final year at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, Germany. Throughout her studies, she has spent one semester at Durham University, England and is now currently enrolled as a student at Peking University for a guest semester.
As a student of Social- and Cultural Anthropology, minoring in Art history and Theatre studies with particular focus on China, it is of my greatest interest to explore and understand the way people live, think and feel and how this is being expressed – may in be everyday life or artistically.
I am especially drawn to its traces in Beijing’s visual culture, the spaces that are inhibited, and in how people express themselves and others visually and why.
As an undergraduate student, I am eager to broaden my perspectives, gain practical and theoretical input and facilitate discussion through my stance in the field.
My current works and writings for seminars attended in Germany and England include amongst others a phenomenological perspective on the selfie and the anthropological study of love and romance in contemporary (visual) culture.