Dr. Friedemann Yi-Neumann

Friedemann Yi-Neumann was a research assistant and scientific coordinator at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Göttingen in the BMBF research project „On the materiality of (forced) migration", under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andrea Lauser.
Previously, he was a research assistant in the BMBF research project „Mobile Worlds“ at the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Friedemann seeks to understand migration, forced migration, and life in asylum reception by a material culture and home perspective, moreover by curatorial engagements.


material culture, forced migration and post-migration, home cultures, asylum reception, dispossessions, museums, households, everyday life, phenomenology, and urban anthropology.

11/2019 – 03/2020
Research stay in Friedland (close to Göttingen) four months, afterward follow up visits

03/2016 – 04/2017
Research stay in Hamburg, afterward regular visits

03 – 04/2012
Research stay in Saharawi refugee camps, South-West Algeria

03 – 04/201
Research stay in Saharawi refugee camps, South-West Algeria and 'Liberated Areas' of Western Sahara