Alma Duran Merk

Alma Durán-Merk

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Alma Durán- Merk graduated in Mass Communication in Mexico. She worked several years as copywriter and producer in both Mexico and the United States. With the Master’s thesis entitled “Identifying Villa Carlota: German Settlements in Yucatan, Mexico” she obtained the Magistra Artium degree in Ethnology from the University of Augsburg, in Germany. She is since 2008 research associate and lecturer at the University of Augsburg. Additionally, she currently works on her doctoral thesis about the acculturation of German immigrants in Yucatan from 1865 until 1965. Among her publications we find “Villa Carlota: Historia de las colonias alemanas en Yucatán” and “Nur deutsche Elite für Yukatan? Neue Ergebnisse zur Migrationsforschung während des Zweiten mexikanischen Kaiserreiches".


Identifying Villa Carlota. German Settlement in Yucatán, México, during the Second Empire (1864-1867) 3rd edition, electronic version. OPUS-augsburg. (link)


& Stephan Merk: I declare this to be my Last Will: Teobert Maler’s testament and its execution, in Indiana (IAIPK) No. 28, Berlin, pp. 399-357.


La Experiencia Migratoria en ‚Los Detectives Salvajes’ de Roberto Bolaño, In Proyecto Patrimonia. Archivo Bolaño. Santiago de Chile. (link)


Villa Carlotta: Historia de las Colonias Alemanas en Yucatán. CONACULTA / Instituto de Cultura de Yucatán.


Die demographische Herausforderung. Altsein in Deutschland im Jahr 2030. In Augsburger Volkskundliche Nachrichten, Jg. 13, H. 25, Nr. 1. pp. 21-41.


An die Grenzen gegangen. Leonardo Padura über Kuba und Schriftstellerei. In Augsburger Allgemeine, 5. Juli 2005.


Intercultural Life at the Frontier: A Conversation with the British Poet David Whyte. In emag, 2nd year, no. 1, pp. 4-5.