Evi Kostner MSc
E.Kostner@uu.nl
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Profile

Evi Kostner is a sociocultural anthropologist. She studies urban violence and gang phenomena in Guatemala City since 2012. Her fieldwork focuses on one marginalized urban neighborhood with high gang presence and one adult male prison. She occasionally visits one adult female prison and youth detention centers, police units, universities and think tanks. Her theoretical focus lies on aesthetics, masculinity and embodiment. 

She holds a BA in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Vienna, Austria, and a MSc in cultural anthropology from Utrecht University.

She has taught undergraduate working groups at Utrecht University and lead an undergraduate seminar on the Anthropology of Violence at the Universidad del Valle, Guatemala. She was an external researcher for the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy (EURAC) in Bolzano, Italy. 

Evi is interested in human rights activism, as well as engaged and public anthropology. She has worked, among other things, as a human rights accompanier in the Guatemalan altiplano.

Evi is founder and Executive Director of an Italian NGO working on violence prevention in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City.

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Scientific expertise
Prison Ethnography
Anthropology of the Body
Anthropology of Gangs
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All publications
  2017 - Other output
Kostner, E., Reichl, R. & Kostner, F. (2017). Donde Vivo Yo - Lebensrealit├Ąten in Guatemala Stadt.
  2016 - Other output
Kostner, E. (30.05.2016). Extortion and Inner-Prison Gang Life in Guatemala.
Kostner, E. (24.09.2016). Sow Fear, Get Paid, Earn Respect - Extortion, Gang Life, and Masculinities in a Guatemalan Prison..
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Kostner, E. (2015). McAllister, C. & D. Nelson (Eds.) War by Other Means: Aftermath in Post-Genocide Guatemala. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013. Journal of International and Global Studies, 7 (1).
  2014 - Other output
Kostner, E. (15.01.2014). Plastikwelten - Burkina Faso. (64 p.).
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Additional functions and activities

Executive Director of a small Italy based NGO working on violence prevention in Guatemala City.

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Full name
E. Kostner MSc Contact details
Sjoerd Groenmangebouw

Padualaan 14
Room A2.34
3584 CH  UTRECHT
The Netherlands


Phone number (direct) +31 30 253 1925
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Last updated 25.10.2017