Astrid Bochow
September 14, 2012 — 12:16

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Dr Astrid Bochow is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Halle/Saale. She has research experience in Kumasi, Ghana, (2004 till 2006), South Africa (2002) and Botswana (2009-2012). She is author of a monograph on youth, sexuality and Pentecostalism, in Ghana, West Africa entitled ‘Intimacy and Sexuality before Marriage. Conversation about the Unspoken’ (2010, German) and co-editor of a special issue on Christianity, Sexuality and Marriage (Journal of Religion in Africa, forthcoming).
Since 2009 she researches fertility, elites and HIV/AIDS in Botswana, first as a postdoc researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin and since March 2010 as Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute. In Michaelmas Term 2012 she was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford University (Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group) and was granted a Junior Fellowship from the Cluster of Advanced Studies at Constance University (April 2013 – 2014). She teaches courses on the anthropology of religions and medical anthropology.