Anja Schwanhäußer is assistant professor at the Kulturanthropologie/Europäische Ethnologie department of the Georg-August-University Göttingen. She has published several books and essays on urban anthropology with a focus on subculture and field research, including Sensing the City. A Companion to Urban Anthropology (2016), and Kosmonauten des Underground. Ethnografie einer Berliner Szene (2010).
Earlier projects include the international research project "Culture of Cities. Toronto, Montreal, Berlin, Dublin" (York University, Toronto), where she owned a fellowship. She also worked in fringe theatres in London and Berlin and founded the art collective HorseArt, which creates artistic interventions in the urban environment.