Herr Prof. Sjaak van der Geest

Einladende Institution: Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber, Lehrstuhl für Sozialanthropologie
Aufenthalt: 17. Oktober 2009 - 13. Dezember 2009
Heimatuni: University of Amsterdam (Niederlande)
Informationen zur Person: Sjaak van der Geest is Professor Emeritus of Medical Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam, visiting professor at BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Dean of the Amsterdam Master’s in Medical Anthropology (AMMA). He has done fieldwork in Ghana and Cameroon on a variety of subjects, e.g. sexual relationships and birth control, and the use and distribution of medicines. He is founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Medische Antropologie and assistant editor of several other journals in the field of medical anthropology. Invited by Erdmute Alber (social anthropology) he was guest lecturer at BIGSAS from 17th October until 13th December 2009, where he taught a seminar entitled ‘Themes in Medical Anthropology’ and a workshop on ‘Brother- and sisterhood in changing in uncertain times’.