Dr. Julia Rehsmann


Dr. Julia Rehsmann Post-Doc

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Health Professions
    Fachbereich Pflege
    Murtenstrasse 10
    3008 Bern


  • Palliative Care

  • Liver transplants

  • Temporality and waiting

  • Gender

  • Tinkering and improvisation

  • Hospital research


  • 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