Sandra Bärnreuther

Sandra Bärnreuther, Dr.


Tel.: +41 44 635 22 47

Raumbezeichnung: AND 5.94


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Anthropology of Science, Anthropology of Biomedicine and Biotechnology, Political Economy of Reproductive Medicine, Medical Anthropology, Public Health, Anthropology of the Body and Biological Substances, Personhood, Kinship and Relatedness, Gender Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Social Theory, History in Anthropology


South Asia, India, Urban Spaces, Hospitals, Laboratories


Sandra Bärnreuther is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich and an associate member at the “History of Knowledge” Center in Zurich. She studied sociocultural anthropology and geography in Delhi (Delhi University), New York City (NYU), Munster, and Heidelberg. Sandra Bärnreuther conducted 18 months of fieldwork on reproductive medicine in India for her PhD in sociocultural anthropology, awarded by the South Asia Institute and the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” at the University of Heidelberg. She has also worked as a lecturer and researcher at the universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt, spent time as a visiting student at Jawaharlal Nehru University (2011-2012) and the University of Edinburgh (2013), was a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago (2014), and a research fellow at the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Study (2016).