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Luisa T. Schneider

Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Luisa T. Schneider is assistant professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and research partner at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Her DPhil in anthropology is from the University of Oxford (2018). She focuses on intimacy, violence, and law in Sierra Leone and Germany, and on confinement both in and outside their prison systems. She is interested in how people negotiate the space to live their most intimate needs and also studies the laws that help or hinder these efforts.


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


  • 2018 
    Oxford University, DPhil Anthropology