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“We Cannot Afford to Take Any Risks”: Refugees in Indonesia under Self-Isolation amidst COVID-19 Pandemic (#WitnessingCorona)

“We Cannot Afford to Take Any Risks”: Refugees in Indonesia under Self-Isolation amidst COVID-19 Pandemic (#WitnessingCorona)

  Refugees in Indonesia are stuck in “troubled transit” (Missbach 2015), hoping for resettlement, living in a constant state of uncertainty. Their ‘refugee’ identities are defined by their past traumas and search for a future home. In their present state…

At the Border of „Us“ and „Them“ – An Anecdote of a Korean International Student Going Through Corona Pandemic in France (#WitnessingCorona)

At the Border of „Us“ and „Them“ – An Anecdote of a Korean International Student Going Through Corona Pandemic in France (#WitnessingCorona)

  With the spread of the coronavirus, social distancing has become a new imperative. The changes are indeed very fast-paced. While many countries are adopting various measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, some measures are tougher than others, from mere…

Politically charged and morally provocative: A report from the German Anthropological Association’s (DGSKA) conference in Konstanz

Politically charged and morally provocative: A report from the German Anthropological Association’s (DGSKA) conference in Konstanz

I had the pleasure of attending the recent conference of the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA) in Konstanz, which invited panels under an overarching theme of “The End of Negotiations?”. While there, I attended two panels which will be the focus…

Healing Landscapes in Berlin: Seven Film Portraits of Healers in the City

Healing Landscapes in Berlin: Seven Film Portraits of Healers in the City

The anthropological film project “Healing Landscapes in Berlin” features seven different portraits of healing personalities in Germany’s capital city, each of them being interviewed and filmed in their respective professional environment. The healers identified themselves as an Arabic energy healer…

Flüchtige Leben, gesundheitliche Versorgung: Medizin und Migration – ein Kongress-Bericht

Flüchtige Leben, gesundheitliche Versorgung: Medizin und Migration – ein Kongress-Bericht

Caroline Meier zu Biesen „Die Malaria der Migranten – das Gesundheitsministerium räumt ein: wir importieren die Krankheit durch die Ausländer“ titelte Anfang September 2017 die italienische Zeitung Libero. Anlass des Berichts: Der Malaria-Tod einer Vierjährigen im norditalienischen Brescia. Mit Ausnahme…

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