Alexandra Bauer from Freie Universität Won 2017 Rudolf Virchow Prize from the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology, and Prehistory
№ 094/2017 from Apr 24, 2017
Alexandra Bauer, a graduate from Freie Universität Berlin who majored in social and cultural anthropology, has been awarded the 2017 Rudolf Virchow Prize from the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology, and Prehistory. The prize is endowed with 500 euros and was awarded for her master's thesis on "Liberation from restricted affiliations: Transnational biographies and multiple affiliations among South Korean women in Germany." This year three Rudolf Virchow Awards were presented to young researchers.
For her master's thesis, Alexandra Bauer conducted ethnographic research with a total of 15 women in Berlin and North Rhine Westphalia who moved from South Korea to the Federal Republic of Germany following a recruitment agreement for nursing staff (1965–1975) and now live here in intercultural partnerships or started a family here. With a view to the migratory history of these women, Alexandra Bauer examines how memberships in transnational interdependencies between Germany and South Korea are constituted and how they are repeatedly renegotiated within the context of individual biographies and various areas of life (profession, family, political framework conditions of migration).
The Rudolf Virchow Prize of the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology, and Prehistory is presented annually by the Executive Board of the Society. The award recognizes outstanding work by young researchers in the above-named fields.
Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dilger, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin, Tel.: +49 30 838-56505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org