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Research

African Medical Migration

This project is going to build upon the current state of research on the migration of African medical doctors by paying close attention to the research areas of: 1) skilled migration, 2) biomedicine in and from Africa and 3) transnational networks. It will explore from an emic perspective the migration experiences of Nigerian medical doctors in the USA.

Transnational Health Care

This ethnographic project examines expectations and experiences of highly-skilled migrants from Germany, India and Japan with US health care and health insurance, focusing on transnational health care seeking strategies on navigating biomedical differences and difficulties while integrating into the US medical system.

People with Albinism in Tanzania

The present ethnographic research intends to analyze life situations, everyday experiences, and subjectivity of people with albinism in Tanzania.

Learning the Ways of the Heart in Berlin

Sufism is known as a way of the heart (German: Weg des Herzens) among other names that it can be given. What is Sufism? How is Sufism practiced and experienced in a post-secular cityscape? Guided by these questions I conducted fieldwork with three Sufi networks in Berlin and connected sites in between 2013 and 2015.

Sex/Work in Berlin

This research project aims to investigate the everyday (work) lives and realities of people from Central and Eastern European countries who are engaged in sex work in Berlin.

Male Sexual Dysfunction in Tanzania

My ethnographic project aims at understanding the perceptions and practices of young men experiencing sexual performance concerns, particularly dysfunctions, in urban Tanzania.

Surrogacy in transnational perspective

This project investigates transnational surrogacy with a particular focus on the experiences of intended parents.

BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture