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ISEK - Institut für Sozialanthropologie und Empirische Kulturwissenschaft Ethnologie

Gabriela Hertig

Gabriela Hertig, M.A.

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Research interests

Anthropology and sociology of health, medicine, governance and the state

Research area


Short bio

Gabriela Hertig has received her Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland (2019). Her Ph.D. project is based on long-term ethnographic research in Delhi and Mumbai and provides an analysis of stem cell therapies in India, showing how the everyday commercial and therapeutic provision of these treatments is entangled with normative regimes of science and medicine, the formalization of (bio)ethics and regulatory concerns in India and globally. She has been teaching on health, governance, development and gender at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and the University of Zurich and was an editor for the open-access journal Medicine, Anthropology, Theory (MAT). Previously she has completed her B.A. in anthropology and economics at the University of Zurich, her M.A. in anthropology and sociology at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, has been a visiting student at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as the Jawaharlal Nehru University in India and a visting scholar in the Reproductive Sociology Research Group (ReproSoc) at the University of Cambridge.