Our work is situated at the intersection of Critical Medical Anthropology, Global / Public Health and Feminist Science and Technology Studies. We want to understand how health matters and how health is mattered.
Our topics range from the critical analysis of medicine, healing practices and notions of health, illness and disability, to collective forms of care, ethics, and morality. We are concerned about the wide-ranging intersectional inequalities that shape past and current biopolitics and embodied experiences. Our aim is thus to understand how the global economy, contentious politics, diverse forms of medicine, and technology shape human and more-than-human lives in postcolonial worlds.
We care about nurturing open academic spaces of collaboration, kindness, mutual understanding, creativity and joy. We strive to build environments of relatedness and solidarity which are driven by concerns for social and environmental justice.
With the present website, we aim to create a forum where we can enter in touch with students, scholars and activists in both Austria, Europe and the world at large.
Find out more about new events and projects taking place within our research group as well as at the University of Vienna’s Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.