Friederike Eichner

Research Assistant

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Rike 2My research focus is on the relationship between migration, asylum, health/illness and bureaucracy/statehood. The aim of my PhD-project is to explore trauma as a main concept for the classification of psychological suffering of young refugees in Germany. A guiding research question is how a medical and moral framework that renders the diverse and complex consequences of flight and asylum procedure intelligible emerges through widely used concepts of psychological consequences of trauma. Another focus is on how trauma as a category of knowledge becomes powerful in different settings (medical, bureaucratic and civil societal), how it is negotiated between these settings, and which subject positions arise for young refugees. Another research interest are neocharismatic (evangelical) religious practices and global arenas under postmodern, liberal and secular conditions.


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