Dr. Anita von Poser
Anita von Poser was awarded a DPhil at the University of Heidelberg in 2009. As a doctoral fellow she received stipends from the Volkswagen Foundation (2004-2006) as well as from the Marsilius Kolleg (2008-2009), an Initiative of Excellence at Heidelberg University. As a postdoctoral fellow of the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging, she was based at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (2010-2011). Since 2011, she has been holding a teaching and research position at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at The Free University of Berlin. In 2014, she became a Research Fellow of the “Young ZiF” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld. Most recently, in 2015, she implemented a bi-disciplinary project together with colleagues from psychiatry within the Collaborative Research Center 1171 Affective Societies. Anita has conducted long-term qualitative ethnographic fieldwork in the Lower Ramu River area of Papua New Guinea and is now focusing her research on Vietnamese lifeworlds in Berlin. The core themes of her research engage Psychological Anthropology, the Anthropology of Aging and Care, Concepts of Person, Self, and Human Dignity, the Anthropology of Migration, as well as the Anthropology of Foodways.