Susann Huschke

Susann Huschke is a research fellow at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin and co-coordinator of the European Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Network (EASA-MAYS). Between 2008 and 2011, she conducted field research on undocumented migration and health in Germany. Her Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the subjective illness experiences of undocumented Latin American labor migrants in Berlin, while at the same time critically analyzing local and national structures of unequal access to health care. Her research seeks to understand how conceptualizations of entitlement and deservingness play out in concrete interactions between undocumented migrants and healthcare providers. She is also a member of the Berlin Office for Medical Care for Refugees (Büro für medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe), a non-governmental lobby organization that provides healthcare for undocumented migrants. As a medical anthropologist, she aims to understand diverse forms of suffering as a fundamentally social experience, going beyond events of physical illness and connecting subjective experiences of suffering with shifting forms of legal status, migration histories, living conditions, and social relationships.

Her publications include:

2011 Die Grenzen humanitärer Versorgung. Beispiele aus einer Feldforschung mit illegalisierten Latina/os. In: Mylius, Maren; Wiebke Bornschlegl; Andreas Frewer (Eds.): Medizin für "Menschen ohne Papiere". Menschenrechte und Ethik in der Praxis des Gesundheitssystems. Göttingen: V+R unipress, pp.157–172.

2011 (mit Joanna Twarowska) Legal, aber nicht versichert. Medizinische Versorgung von neuen EU-BürgerInnen. In: Dr. med. Mabuse 189 (1), S. 55–57.

2010 Versorgung von Menschen ohne Papiere: „Den Letzten beißen die Hunde". In: Deutsches Ärzteblatt. Heft 9. S. 404-406.

2010 Anticipating the Consequences of Arizona’s SB 1070. A Comparative Perspective from Germany, where Racial Profiling is Business as Usual. Blog: Access denied/A conversation on unauthorized im/migration and health. Online verfügbar unter accessdeniedblog.wordpress.com

2009 Fragiles Netz - Krankheitserfahrungen undokumentierter Latinas in Berlin. In: Falge, Christiane; Andreas Fischer-Lescano und Klaus Sieveking (Hrsg.): Gesundheit in der Illegalität. Rechte von Menschen ohne Aufenthaltsstatus. Schriftenreihe des Zentrums für Europäische Rechtspolitik an der Universität Bremen (ZERP). Band 55. Baden-Baden: Nomos-Verlag. S. 45-61.