Anina Meier

Anina Meier, M.A. Social and Cultural Anthropology and Gender Studies

PhD Candidate

SP 3 Ethnography of Human Reproduction and Single Case Studies in Threshold Areas

anina.meier@uzh.ch

Anina Meier is a PhD candidate in the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, sub-project 3 Ethnography of Human Reproduction in Single Case Studies in Threshold Areas. 

Anina’s research interests include science and technology, future-making and anthropology of good life. In her current (ethnographic) research, she focuses on potentialities of CRISPR. Through participant observation and interviews with health care professionals and scientists, including those involved in the URPP H2R, this study seeks insight into the aspirations and anxieties involved in the making or editing of human life.

Education

  • Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and Gender Studies (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Law, and Indian Culture and Society (2015)
  • Healthcare Assistant, Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training (2008)

 

Work and research experience

  • Scientific Associate – URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R, University of Zurich (since August 2021) 
  • Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Annuska Derks, ISEK – Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich (February 2020 – July 2021) 
  • Teaching and Research Assistant at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch, Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich (September 2017 – February 2020)
  • Healthcare Assistant and Employee in the sub-project "Migration / Transcultural Nursing and Care" of the “Spitex Strategy 2022” at Spitex Zürich (2011 – 2018)