Philipp Schröder, PD Dr.
entrepreneurship, translocality, mobility; youth, urbanity and education; gender, identity, integration and conflict
Central Asia and Eurasia
Philipp obtained his postdoctoral qualification (habilitation) in 2022 from the University of Zurich with a thesis on trade, entrepreneurship and translocal livelihoods in Eurasia, in particular Kyrgyzstan, Russia and China. Previously, Philipp was a member of the research group on ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale (2006-2012) and a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Humboldt University of Berlin (2013-2017) and the University of Freiburg (2017-2022). He received his PhD in 2012 from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, researching youth cultures, identity and urban change in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek.
Since January 2023 Philipp serves as an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. He is also a Research Affiliate at the International Security and Development Center (ISDC) in Berlin, Germany. As an expert of ISDC and in other capacities he has conducted research and consulted on projects of development cooperation in Central Asia for agencies such as the World Bank, UN Women, UNICEF, USAID or the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).