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Verena   Keck

Institute of Anthropology,
Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)
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Member of
European Society for Oceanists (ESfO)
Geographic administrative areas
Geographic places
Historical periods
20th century
The Colonial time
21st century
Indigenous languages
Tok Pisin
  • PhD Research (1986 to 1988)
    Health and Illness among Yupno people, PNG — University of Basel, Switzerland, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes
    Local explanations of sickness, therapies, acceptance of biomedicine, knowledge about HIV/AIDS, medical pluralism
  • Field Research (1993 to 1997)
    Neurological Disease on Guam and CNMI — Micronesian Health Studies, Swiss National Fund
    Interdisciplinary Research, neurology - anthropology,
    "culture as a risk factor", indigenous healing, biomedical and local causation theories, historical and archival research
  • Teaching Experiences (2007 to 2011)
    Anthropology Curriculum, University Exchange Programme — Divine Word University, PNG, Institute of Anthropology, University of Heidelberg, German Academic Exchange Service
    Developing and implementing an anthropology stream with the PNG Studies program at Divine Word University, Madang, PNG, exchange of lecturers (between Madang and Heidelberg), Courses: fieldwork methods, history of anthropology, anthropological theories, selected readings: classical and contemporary monographs, interpreting cultures, anthropology of globalisation, gender and others.
    Developing MA units: medical anthropology, media anthropology, anthropology of mining, issues of indigeneity, anthropology of museum and tourism, fieldwork and linguistic anthropology
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