Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Lisa Caviglia

Lisa Caviglia
Lisa.caviglia (at)
Lisa Caviglia, BSc MSc PhD
Koordinatorin - Global Studies Programme
Tel.: +49 (0)30 2093 - 66020
Fax: +49 (0)30 2093 - 66066
Büro: Invalidenstr. 118, Raum 115


Dienstag 14.00 - 15.00 Uhr (nur nach Vereinbarung)       



(2008 - 2014)    PhD (Anthropology) University of Heidelberg (Germany)
(2004 - 2007)    Master of Science (International Health) Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Germany)
(1999 - 2002)    Bachelor of Science (Medical Biochemistry) King’s College London (UK)

Areas of Interest

Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Sex Work, Gender Inequality, Gender, Health and the Body, Nepal

Conference / Workshop Papers and Invited Presentations

Various sections of my doctoral dissertation, “Sex [at] work in Kathmandu”,  were presented at the following conferences/departments   
  • May 2011 Engendering and Degendering South Asian Studies - Young South Asia Scholars Meet (Y-SASM) - South Asian Studies Seminar of the Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany)
  • Nov 2010 Gendering Asia Network Conference section of the Copenhagen University Asian Dynamics Initiative conference ‘Asian Diversity in a Global Context’ - Copenhagen University (Denmark)
  • Sept 2010 Representations of prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking between the 19th and 21st centuries – Exeter University (UK) 
  • Jan 2010 Institute of Economic Growth – University of Delhi (India)
  • August 2009 Geographies of Sexual Lives, Royal Geographic Society with IBG Annual Conference 2009 – Geography, Knowledge and Society – University of Manchester (UK)
  • April 2009 Sixth South Asia Graduate Student Conference (SAGSC VI) Department of South Asian Studies – University of Chicago (USA)    
  • April 2009 Regulating Sex – Social Legal Studies Association Annual Conference Law School – De Montfort University, Leicester (UK)    
  • March 2009 Living Cultures: Contemporary Ethnographies of Culture International Conference, Institute of Communication Studies – University of Leeds (UK)    
  • March 2009 Department of Population Studies – Tribuvan University, Kathmandu (Nepal)    
  • February 2009 Guest speaker at the “Frauen in Südasien” (Women in South Asia) course at the Institute of African and Asian Studies – Humboldt University Berlin    
  • May 2007 Fat and thin are only words, trans-cultural differences in body shape evaluation. Vinai, Caviglia, Cardetti, Carpegna, Ferrato, Masante,  Vallauri, Ruggiero and Sassaroli (2007) Poster presented at the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) International Conference: “Eating Disorders. Complexity, Progress and new Directions.” Baltimore, Maryland (USA)