Edda Willamowski

16 EW

Research Associate
Affective Societies, Freie Universität Berlin

Edda Willamowski is a Sociocultural Anthropologist trained at Freie Universität Berlin, University of Münster and Radboud University Nijmegen. In her dissertation, she analyzes the complex interconnections of affects, belonging, memory, and silence in the lives of elderly Vietnamese refugees from a psychological-anthropological perspective. Since 2015, she has been Research Associate of the Collaborative Research Center 1171 Affective Societies: Dynamics of Social Co-existence in Mobile Worlds, where she works within an anthropological-psychiatric research project as part of a collaboration between FU Berlin and Charité Berlin.

Selected publications:

  • 2020. The Power of Shared Embodiment. Renegotiating Non-/belonging and In/exclusion in an Ephemeral Community of Care. Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry (with Anita von Poser).
  • 2020. Migration-related emotional distress among Vietnamese psychiatric patients in Germany – An interdisciplinary, mixed methods study. Transcultural Psychiatry (with Nguyen, Main Huong and Jörg-Christian Lanca, Eric Hahn, Anita von Poser, Katja Wingenfeld, Ronald Burian, Albert Diefenbacher, Thi Minh Tam Ta).
  • 2019. Researching Affects in the Clinic and Beyond. Multi-perspectivity, Ethnography, and Mental Health-Care Intervention. In Antje Kahl (eds.), Analyzing Affective Societies. Methods and Methodologies, New York: Routledge, pp.249-264 (with Anita von Poser, Eric Hahn, Thi Main Huong Nguyen, Jörg-Christian Lanca & Thi Minh Tam Ta). 
  • 2019. Emotion Repertoires. In Jan Slaby & Christian von Scheve (eds.), Affective Societies. Key Concepts. New York: Routledge. pp.241-251.
  • 2019. Belonging. In Jan Slaby & Christian von Scheve (eds.) Affective Societies. Key Concepts. New York: Routledge, pp. 300-309 (with Dominik Mattes, Omar Kasmani & Marion Acker).
  • 2019. Unravelling Silence from a Psychological Anthropological Perspective. URL: http://anthropologyofsilence.com/

Additional links: https://fu-berlin.academia.edu/EddaHeykenhttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Edda_Heyken