PD Dr. Astrid Bochow

Astrid Bochow is teaching and is supervising students at our institute since 2010. She researches on family relations, health and youth among middle class urbanites in Gaborone, Botswana (2009 – 2011) and Kumasi, Ghana (2004 – 2006). She habilitated at the Social Science Faculty at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in 2019 and did her PhD at Bayreuth University. Her research has been funded and supported by renowned institutes and funding bodies such as the Max-Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, the cluster of excellence „Culture and Integration“ of Konstanz University and the Germany Research Council. She was a lecture and researcher at our institute from 2014 till 2018, first in a function as a lecturer of the BA Social Science and later (since 2015) as the principal investigator (eigene Stelle) of the DGF funded research project „Christian and religious activism“ (now directed by Prof. Dr. Roman Loimeier).

Regional Interest

West Africa (Ghana): 1998, 2004 - 2006
Southern Africa (Botswana): 2009 - 2011

Topics

The anthropology of health, the anthropology of the family, young and old, lifestyles and livelihoods

Fieldwork

Accra, Ghana: 1998
Kumasi, Ghana: 2004 – 2006 (multiple stays)
Gaborone, Botsuana: 2009 – 2011 (multiple stays)