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Silvia Wojczewski
Dr. Silvia Wojczewski

Center for Public Health (Department of General Practice and Family Medicine)
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

ORCID: 0000-0002-0065-7550
T +43 1 40160 34613

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Anthropology, Cultural; Community Networks; Ethnology; Gender Identity; Human Migration; Qualitative Research; Social Class; Vulnerable Populations

Research interests

I am an Anthropologist trained in the fields of Global Health/Global Care Networks, migration and diaspora studies, anthropology of tourism, feminist social sciences, intersectionality of gender/class/race, African diaspora. I currently work as a Post Doc in social and cultural anthropology at the Centre for Public Health on community engagement and access to health for people in vulnerable situations as well as on migration and care circulation using a feminist and ethnographic framework. In my former research, I focused on African diasporic identity makings in Germany and transnational family making, international migration of healthworkers from sub-Saharan African countries and the circulation of care (public and private).

Languages: German, French, English, Spanish

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

I have extensive experience with qualitative research methods, in particular ethnographic fieldwork, open and semi structured interviews, focus groups, qualitative content analysis, discourse analysis, software atlat.ti/nvivo. 


Selected publications

  1. Wojczewski, S. (2021) ‘Relating Afro-Diasporic Identities in Germany: Life-Storie’, Mondes du tourisme [Preprint], (20). Available at:
  2. Wojczewski, S. (2019) « À la recherche d’un enracinement. De l’importance des voyages au sein des itinéraires de féministes activistes afro-allemandes »., Numéro 37 - juin 2019 Revenir. Quêtes, enquêtes et retrouvailles [en ligne].
  3. Wojczewski, S., Grohma P. , Kutalek R., (2023). Risk communication and community engagement with vulnerable groups: Perceptions of social-services CSOs during Covid-19, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Volume 94, 2023
  4. Wojczewski, S. et al. (2015) ‘African Female Physicians and Nurses in the Global Care Chain: Qualitative Explorations from Five Destination Countries’, PLOS ONE. Edited by K. Dalal, 10(6), p. e0129464. Available at:
  5. Wojczewski, S. et al. (2015) ‘Portrayal of the Human Resource Crisis and Accountability in Healthcare: A Qualitative Analysis of Ugandan Newspapers’, PLOS ONE. Edited by B.M. Meier, 10(4), p. e0121766. Available at: