Research Group Medical Anthropology

Research Group Medical Anthropology

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Bats in the sky of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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The research group explores the co-production of societies and epidemics. In particular, we aim to develop an anthropological perspective on epidemics and pandemics, asking how epidemics (or pandemics) become global socio-political crises. The working group conducts ethnographic research on Ebola outbreaks, the Covid-19 pandemic, AMR and planetary health in various African countries. 

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Research Group Leader

Dr. Sung-Joon (Song) Park

Telefon: +49 40 285380-711


Research Group Medical Anthropology

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