Luisa T. Schneider

Postdoctoral research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale) where my current research explores intimate relationships and violence among unhoused persons in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden and traces their engagement with the state and its laws. I have a DPhil in Anthropology from Oxford University, a Diploma in Journalism from the FJS Berlin, a BA in International Development from the University of Vienna and a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna. I have also been a visiting PhD fellow at the Center for African Studies and Dignity, the Danish Institute against Torture in Copenhagen. have conducted research in Freetown, Sierra Leone since 2011 and have focused predominantly on how relationships are lived, on the role that violence plays in them and how such violence is negotiated and responded to by households, communities and state institutions.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

Education

  • 2018 
    Oxford University, DPhil Anthropology