My name is Max Schnepf (pronouns he/him) and I am a research associate and PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin. My research interests entail Medical Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, Queer Anthropology, the Anthropology of the Body, Science and Technology Studies, and Urban Anthropology.
Having studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin in my bachelor’s, I obtained my Master of Science at the University of Amsterdam. As part of the program in Social Sciences, I conducted ethnographic fieldwork at an upmarket hairdressing salon in Berlin about bodies in styling practices. This is how this blog came about – to document my experiences and first observations. For my PhD, I conduct research in Berlin about the co-constitution of biotechnologies and queer intimacies in HIV-prevention.
Since 2019, I am co-chairing the working group “Gender & Sexualities | Queer Anthropology” within the German Anthropological Association (DGSKA).
|Max Schnepf (he/him)
Freie Universität Berlin
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Research Area Medical Anthropology | Global Health