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Anita von Poser

Professor / Researcher Freie Universität BerlinInstitute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Landoltweg 9-11 Berlin Germany 14195 Work Phone: +49(0)30 838 50766
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Anita von Poser is a Professor of Psychological Anthropology with a specific focus on “Migration, Psyche, Aging” at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. She is also Principal Investigator of an anthropological-psychiatric project within the Berlin-based Collaborative Research Center 1171 “Affective Societies”. Her major interests pertain to the fields of psychological anthropology and phenomenological anthropology, the anthropology of aging, care, belonging, and im-/mobility, and the anthropology of social relationships and foodways. She has conducted long-term ethnographic research both in rural and urban lifeworlds of Papua New Guinea as well as entangled spaces of Berlin and Vietnam. Her single- and co-authored publications include Foodways and Empathy (Berghahn 2013), Care as Process (Ethics and Social Welfare 2017), and The Power of Shared Embodiment (Culture, Medicine, Psychiatry 2020).

Editor of the Book Series EmotionCultures (together with Birgitt Röttger-Rössler)


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