Benjamin Quasinowski


► Short CV

Benjamin Quasinowski received his diploma in sociology from Bielefeld University in 2007. Since his participation in a student research project on Processes of transformation in post-socialist Central Asia (supervised by Dr. Markus Kaiser) in 2005, he developed a profound sociological and cultural interest in the region, where he has lived and worked for several years. In his diploma thesis (Zivilgesellschaft, Menschenrechte und ethnischer Diskurs in Kasachstan und im translokalen Kontext, supervised by Prof. Dr. Gudrun Lachenmann) he showed how local infrastructures of civil society can facilitate the adaptation of global human rights discourses. In his dissertation project (Institutional interaction in world-society – the case of workplace meetings of a hospital staff in rural Kazakhstan, supervised by Prof. Dr. Christian Meyer and Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer, University of Konstanz) he is concerned with the relationship between local, universal and global structures of social interaction in a peripheral region of the world-society. In 2018, Benjamin joined the DFG project Travelling knowledge: the glocalization of medical professional knowledge and practice, where he researches (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Tao Liu and Prof. Dr. Anja Weiß) mechanisms that lead to the diffusion of treatment standards and practices of a global illness (chronic systolic heart failure).

► Research Interests
  • Social interaction
  • Praxis
  • Conversation analysis
  • Linguistic anthropology
  • Biomedicine

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