Univ.-Prof. Dr. Janina Kehr

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Professorship for Medical Anthropology and Global Health at the Faculty of Social Sciences

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Curriculum Vitae:

1997 Certificate of Spanish, Universidad de Complutense, Madrid
1998-2004 Master of Ethnology and Political Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
2001-2002 Exchange Student, Department of Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz
2004 Intern, World Health Organization, Geneva
2004-2005 Diplôme d’études approfondies in Social Anthropology and Ethnology, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris
2006-2012 Binational PhD in Social Anthropology and European Ethnology, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (cotutelle de thèse)
2010 Research Coordinator, French Graduate Student Network Réseau Santé et Société, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris-Nord
2011-2014 Research Fellow and Lecturer, Institute and Museum for the History of Medicine, University of Zurich
2014 Visiting Researcher, Department of Social Sciences, Health and Medicine, King’s College London
2014-2017 Senior Lecturer, Centre for Medical Humanities, University of Zurich
2017 Deputy Professorship, Centre for Medical Humanities, History of Medicine Section, University of Zurich
2017-2020 PI, Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Grant "Austerity Medicine"
2017-2018 Visiting Researcher, Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropologia, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid
2018-2020 SNSF-Ambizione Research Fellow, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
since Februar 2021 Professor of Medical Anthropology and Global Health at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna

Research areas:

* Political anthropology of health and illness
* Global infectious diseases, biopolitics and planetary health
* Hospital spaces and places
* Healthcare and the economy
* Biomedicalization, pharmaceutical consumption and the environment

"In a globalized world where people and pathogens are deeply entangled, medicine and care are central aspects of everyday life, whose challenges for individuals and societies I investigate in their wider relations to politics, the economy and the environment." (Janina Kehr)