Author Georg Klamminger

Georg Klamminger

I am a 25 year old graduate student in the field of geography at the University of Graz, Austria. I lived in El Paso from mid 2007 until late 2008 for a total of 18 months. First, I came as an exchange student to UTEP, then I decided to stay as an intern at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. I am currently writing on my master's thesis titled "El Paso - A Buffer between 2 Worlds".


After a month or so of experiencing severe cultural shock and asking myself whether I had really been sent to a place within the United States, I started to regard this city as the single most fascinating place I had ever been to —both from a personal perspective as well as from a professional perspective (I am a graduate student of geography).