Prof.Dr.Sabine Strasser

Professor of social anthropology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Between 2007 and 2011 she was Associate Professor at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and between 2011 and 2013 Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research focuses on transnational relations and translocal political activism, multiculturalism, diversity, intersectionality and belonging. Her recent research project focuses on precarity and morality involved in the intimate relations of people who cross Schengen borders to contribute to the field of moral anthropology.

Prof.Dr.Kathrin Oester

An anthropologist, specialised in media anthropology, education, youth, and migration. She thought visual and media anthropology in different universities and developed the media anthropology curriculum at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern. She conducted ethnographic research in Switzerland and Indonesia, has (co-)directed and written ethnographic documentaries and authored and edited several books. She is currently professor at the University of Teacher Education, Bern, Switzerland.

www.phbern.ch/kathrin.oester

Dr. Annika Lems

A postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. In late 2013 she completed her PhD at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. As part of the SNF project  “Transnational Biographies of Education” she explores the educational pathways of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Switzerland. Through a collaborative storytelling project and extensive periods of participant observation she hopes to gain insight into how young people navigate their ways through landscapes of extreme uncertainty and change. The aim is to develop a better understanding of learning as a crucial existential strategy in the face of chronic insecurity and crisis.

Professor of social anthropology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Between 2007 and 2011 she was Associate Professor at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey and between 2011 and 2013 Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her research focuses on transnational relations and translocal political activism, multiculturalism, diversity, intersectionality and belonging. Her recent research project focuses on precarity and morality involved in the intimate relations of people who cross Schengen borders to contribute to the field of moral anthropology.

Prof.Dr.Sabine Strasser

An anthropologist, specialised in education, media anthropology,  youth and migration. She thought in different universities and developed the media anthropology curriculum at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern. She conducted ethnographic research in Switzerland and Indonesia, authored and edited several books on transnational youth and education and has (co-)directed and written ethnographic documentaries. She is currently professor at the University of Teacher Education, Bern, Switzerland.

www.phbern.ch/kathrin.oester

Prof.Dr.Kathrin Oester

A postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute for Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. In late 2013 she completed her PhD at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia. As part of the SNF project  “Transnational Biographies of Education” she explores the educational pathways of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Switzerland. Through a collaborative storytelling project and extensive periods of participant observation she hopes to gain insight into how young people navigate their ways through landscapes of extreme uncertainty and change. The aim is to develop a better understanding of learning as a crucial existential strategy in the face of chronic insecurity and crisis.

Dr.Annika Lems

A PhD candidate on Social Anthropology at the University of Bern and research assistant at PH Bern. She holds an MPhil degree on Social Anthropology from the University of Kent (UK/2013) where she thought as a graduate teaching assistant. Being a Visual Anthropologist and an independent documentary filmmaker she produced award winning documentaries advocating for local livelihoods , migrant rights and social justice. Her most recent films ; "Refugee Here I Am" (2015),  "Ballad for Syria" (2017). As part of the SNF project “Transnational Biographies of Education", Elif explores notions of agency and freedom in relation to transformation factoring in survival among the unaccompanied asylum seeking youth in Turkey. By adopting youth participatory research methods (through radio shows and photography elicitations), she has conducted a year long fieldwork in Istanbul during the drafting processes of the EU&Turkey deal (2015/2017).

Eda Elif Tibet

A PhD Candidate in Anthropology (focus on Transnationalism) and Gender Studies at the University of Bern since 2014. After a Bachelor in Lausanne and Neuchâtel, she works as a trainee in a center for migrant women and children in Neuchâtel. She is particularly interested in the relations between migration and gender dimensions in the European context.

Danae Leitenberg