Dr. Julia Rehsmann
Dr. Julia Rehsmann Post-Doc
School of Health Professions
Temporality and waiting
Tinkering and improvisation
- Julia Rehsmann is a social anthropologist working on issues around temporality, technology and materiality in the context of palliative care and transplantation medicine. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Health Professions at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH, conducting ethnographic research on palliative care in Switzerland in the interdisciplinary SNF project "Settings of Dying" (project no. 188869) and a research associate at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern. She conducted the research for her dissertation as part of the SNF-funded project "Intimate Uncertainties" (project no. 49368) and was a Doc.Mobility fellowship at the University of Liverpool. In addition to her research at the BFH and her academic work at the University of Bern, Julia teaches courses in medical anthropology at the University of Lucerne.
Sterbesettings (SNF grant no.188869), in Kooperation mit BFH HKB und ZHdK - Postdoc
The Liver's Time: Temporality and Precarity in Liver Transplant Medicine (SNF Doc.Mobility grant no.175223) - Gesuchstellerin
Intimate Uncertainties: Precarious Life and Moral Economy Across European Borders (SNF grant no.149368) - Doktorandin
Rehsmann, Julia; Siegl, Veronika (2022). The Beginnings and Ends of Life as a Magnifying Glass for Ethnographic Research: Introduction to the Special Issue (In Press). Curare - Zeitschrift für Medizinethnologie, 45(3+4) Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnologie und Medizin e.V.
Michel, J., Rehsmann, J., Mettler, A., Starvaggi, C., Travaglini, N., Aebi, C., Keitel, K. and Sauter, T. C. (2022). Public health communication: Attitudes, experiences, and lessons learned from users of a COVID-19 digital triage tool for children. Frontiers in Public Health 10.
Rehsmann, J. (2022): Failing livers, anticipated futures and un/desired transplants. In Anthropology & Medicine 29 (1), 92-106.
Rehsmann, J. (2021): Food for (Students’) Thought: Graphic Novels in der medizinanthropologischen Lehre. In Curare – Zeitschrift für Medizinethnologie.
Rehsmann, J. (2018): Confined Live(r)s: Self-infliction and Arbitrary Survival in the German Transplant System. In Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 27 (2), 45-64.
Rehsmann, J. (2017): Fighting Hydra: The Uncertainties of Waiting for a Liver Transplant. In Tsantsa 22, 47—56.
Peer-reviewed book chapters
Rehsmann, J. (2020): Lists in Flux, Lives on Hold? Technologies of Waiting in Liver Transplant Medicine. In Immobility and Medicine: Exploring Stillness, Emptiness and the In-Between, eds. Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Bruno Vindrola-Padros and Kyle Lee-Crossett. London, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Rehsmann, J. (2019): Dancing through the Perfect Storm: Encountering Illness and Death in the Field and Beyond. In Affective Dimensions of Fieldwork, eds. Thomas Stodulka, Samia Dinkelaker and Ferdiansyah Thajib. New York: Springer, 189—200.