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Tina Walther


Research Associate (Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger), Medical Anthropology | Global Health

Thielallee 52, 14195 Berlin; room 104 (mail adress: Landoltweg 9-11, 14195 Berlin)

Office hours

Consultation hours by appointment (please contact via e-mail)

Tina Walther is a research associate at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Medical Anthropology | Global Health Unit). Her previous work has focused on the transnational mobility of medical staff and patients, global (mental) health and issues of living and dying well (including palliative and hospice care). Her regional research focus is on East Africa (especially Tanzania and Uganda) and India. In addition, she deals with critical perspectives on development cooperation and can draw on her own experience in governmental and non-governmental organizations in Germany and abroad. Across regions and topics, she deals with questions of research ethics as well as innovative research methods and participatory knowledge transfer.

  • since November 2023: Research associate at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin (Medical Anthropology | Global Health Unit)
  • May - September 2023: Research associate in the team "Risk Management, Security Research and Innovation Transfer", German Red Cross General Secretariat Berlin (focus: civil protection and disaster preparedness)
  • January - December 2022: Postgraduate program "International Cooperation for Sustainable Development" at the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt University of Berlin
  • November 2020 - July 2021: Student assistant in the "Nationwide Research Network Applied Surveillance and Testing" (B-FAST), University Medical Center Göttingen
  • 2017 - 2021: M.A. Global Politics: Structures and Borders & M.A. Ethnology, Georg-August-University Göttingen (Thesis title: „Medical Mobilities between Tanzania and India: Practitioners’ Perspectives from Dar es Salaam“
  • April 2019 - July 2021: Student Assistant at the Chair of Political Sociology and Social Policy, Institute of Sociology, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • October 2016 - November 2020: Student assistant and tutor, Institute of Social Anthropology, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • June 2015 - May 2018: Student Assistant at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department of Religious Diversity)
  • 2014-2018: 2-subject B.A. Ethnology & Political Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen (Title of thesis: "In search of the good death: Changing discourses and practices of end-of-life care in Sub-Saharan Africa")

Study and research stays

  • August - October 2022: Research stay in Chad and Cameroon in cooperation with KfW Development Bank as part of the SLE programme
  • September - October 2019: Research stay in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • May - June 2019: Study visit at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, UK
  • November 2018 - March 2019: Semester abroad at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Awards and prizes

  • Niedersachsenstipendium 2019/20
  • Adam von Trott Study Bursary, 2019
  • Finanzielle Forschungsförderung durch das Programm "Kreativität im Studium" an der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, März 2019 - Januar 2020
  • Deutschlandstipendium 2018/19
  • PROMOS-Teilstipendium, Oktober 2018 - Februar 2019
  • Deutschlandstipendium 2017/18
  • Winter 2023/24: 
    BA: "Themen und Theorien der Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie" (Proseminar)
  • Winter 2016/17, 2017/18, 2019/20 (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen): 
    BA: "Einführung in die Ethnologie und das wissenschaftliche Arbeiten" (Tutorium)
  • Präsentationen
    • "Auf der Suche nach guter Gesundheit in Dar es Salaam, Tansania", Poster-Präsentation im Rahmen des Ethnologischen Sommersymposiums des Frobenius-Instituts für kulturanthropologische Forschung, Frankfurt am Main, 04.-05.07.2019
    • "'Everybody dies, few people kill themselves': An anthropological contribution to the understanding of suicide in Southeast Asia" im Rahmen der 2nd Student Southeast Asia Conference, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 19.-21.05.2017
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture