Alena Mathis M.A.

Research Assistant

Research Interests

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Multispecies Studies
  • Daily Life in the Climate Crisis
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Science Theory


  • 2023 Research Associate at the Junior Professorship
  • 2022 Student Assistant at the Junior Professorship
  • 2019-2022 Master Studies in Sociology, Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg
  • 2015-2019 Bachelor Studies in Music and Movement Oriented Social Work, Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg

  • 2020: Sponsorship Award of the Barmherzige Brüder Bayerische Ordensprovinz for Bachelor Thesis „Music and Movement Oriented Social Work in Grief Counselling. Backgrounds and Considerations for Opening Up A New Field of Activity“ (first placed)


  • To Read and Understand Scientific Texts – Reading Course (WS 2023/24)

  • Solastalgia – Grief in the Climate Crisis. A response to the loss of ‘nature’ (SS 2023)

Field Trips

  • 1 Day Excursion "Renew Local History Museums!" Symposium in Munich. (WS 2023/24)

Current Research

"SOLASTALGIA - A European-Ethnological Investigation of Senses of Loss, Intangible Cultural Heritage and Climate Change in the Allgäu Alps" (working title)
(PhD project)