Friederike Eichner

Friederike Eichner

Research Fellow

Schillerstraße 6, Room 402
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37226
Fax: +49 341 97-37229


Friederike Eichner is a junior lecturer at the Department of Anthropology at Leipzig University. Her PhD project focuses on migration of young people to Europe, who are cared for as unaccompanied minors. In this project, she focuses on care practices, visions of the future, and imaginations of migrants. Prior to that, she participated in an interdisciplinary research project on restricted health care for asylum seekers in Germany. Her research interests are migration, postcolonialism and political economy, body, and care.

In her research Friederike Eichner is interested in practices and imaginations in the context of migration to Europe. She conducted her PhD research in a care facility for underaged refugees over a period of one and a half years. In this research she deals with care in social work and accompanying emotional framings of young refugees. She further explores young people's fantasies and aspirations about their future. The main focus is on how both groups deal with opportunities and constraints in shaping the future. Another research interest is health, especially the consequences of limited health care for mental and physical wellbeing.

  • Asylstress und Zukunftsangst unter jungen Geflüchteten in Deutschland
    Eichner, Friederike
    Duration: 04/2017 - ongoing
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Ethnologie
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