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Ms T. (Tanja) Ahlin

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
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  • Profile

    Tanja Ahlin is a doctoral candidate at the University of Amsterdam, working across medical anthropology and science and technology studies. She has previously earned a MA in Health and Society in South Asia from Heidelberg University. She has published on the topics of care, ICTs, migration and ageing in Medical Anthropology Quarterly, Medical Anthropology and the Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology (2016) as well as on other topics in Transnational Psychiatry, Current Anthropology and elsewhere.


    Twitter: @TanjaAhlin


    Peer-reviewed publications

    Forthcoming. Ahlin, Tanja. Frequent callers: ‘Good care’ with ICTs in Indian transnational families. Medical Anthropology.

    Forthcoming. Ahlin, Tanja. Intergenerational reciprocity in Indian transnational families. Glasnik SED: 'Solidarity and Reciprocity'.

    2018 Ahlin, Tanja. What keeps Maya from eating? A case study of disordered eating from North India. Transcultural Psychiatry.

    2018     Ahlin, Tanja. Only near is dear? Doing elderly care with everyday ICTs in Indian transnational families. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 32(1): 85-102. DOI: 10.1111/maq.12404

    2016     Ahlin, Tanja, Mark Nichter and Gopukrishnan Pillai. Health insurance in India: What do we know and why is ethnographic research needed. Anthropology & Medicine 23(1): 102-124.

    2015     Manderson, Lenore, Mark Davis, Chip Colwell and Tanja Ahlin. On Secrecy, Disclosure, the Public, and the Private in Anthropology: An Introduction to Supplement 12. Current Anthropology 56(Supplement 12): S183-S190.

    2013     Ahlin, Tanja. Prehajanje praks zdravljenja in z zdravjem povezanih konceptov med kulturami in kontinenti: Joga v Evropi, anoreksija v Aziji (The Travelling of Healing Practices and Health-Related Concepts across Cultures and Continents: Yoga in Europe, Anorexia in Asia). Glasnik SED 53(1-2): 25-31.

    2012     Ahlin, Tanja. Of Food and Friendship: The Methods to Understanding Eating Disorders in India. Medische Anthropologie. Journal about Health and Culture 24(1): 41-56.

    2011     Ahlin, Tanja. Technology and Cultural (R)evolution: Can Telemedicine Give Power to the Patients? Curare 34(3): 165-172.

    Book contributions

    2019     Ahlin, Tanja. In: Care by means of everyday information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Indian transnational families. Brosius, Christiane, and Roberta Mandoki (Eds.) Approaches to Ageing. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Press (forthcoming).

    2016     Ahlin, Tanja. E-care in Kerala. In: Manderson, Lenore, Anita Hardon and Elizabeth Cartwright (Eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century. Abingdon: Routledge, 171-175.

  • Publications


    • Ahlin, T. (2020). Eldercare at a Distance: On Remittances and Everyday Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Indian Transnational Families. In C. Brosius, & R. Mandoki (Eds.), Caring for Old Age: Perspectives from South Asia (pp. 213-235). (Heidelberg Studies on Transculturality). Heidelberg University Publishing.



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