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ISEK - Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mareike Scherer

Mareike Scherer, Dr.

  • Associated researcher

Research interests

Political anthropology, (forced) migration, violence, temporalities, multiple belonging, citizenship, family and sibling research, transgenerational processes, memory, anthropology of education, knowledge production, visual anthropology, biographical research

Research area


Short bio

Mareike Scherer is a social anthropologist who focuses in particular on political issues of (forced) migration, violence and (temporal) knowledge production in contexts such as families and communities or schools. Using a broad repertoire of qualitative social research methods such as participant observation, biographical narrative interviews, network analysis and ethnographic film, she has so far mainly conducted research with young adults and children in Ireland and Switzerland, among other places.

After completing her Bachelor's degree in Ethnology and Economics at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, Mareike Scherer studied the European Joint Master CREOLE - Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes at the University of Vienna in Austria and Maynooth University in Ireland. She completed this Master's degree with an ethnographic research project on citizenship of young adults in teacher education in Ireland. During her doctorate at the University of Zurich, she worked on questions of transgenerational (forced) migration experiences with a focus on Kurdish and Alevi multiple belonging in Switzerland.