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Dr. med. Stefan Reinsch


Reinsch S, Niewöhner J & Staab D. The Ecology of Care in Cystic Fibrosis. Identification, decision making and learning in a community living and working with a rare chronic illness. Curare. Journal of Medical Anthropology. Im Erscheinen.

Köchling A, Löffler C, Reinsch S , Hornung A, Böhmer F, Altiner & Chenot JF. Reduction of antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory tract infections in primary care: a systematic review. Implementation Science. 2018; 13:47.

Reinsch S. The Ecology of Care in Cystic Fibrosis. Intergenerational and Interdisciplinary Communities of Practice and Knowledge Translation in highly specialised Medicine“, Masterarbeit am Institut für Europäische Ethnologie, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2018.

Reinsch S, Niewöhner J, Staab D. When Care Strikes Back – Some strategies and tactics for dealing with ambivalence of visibility in chronic illness. Irish Journal of Anthropology 2016; 19(1): 82-90.

Reinsch S & Rascher J. Ambivalent visibility. Chronic illness and image in young adulthood.MAT – Medicine Anthropology Theory. 2015; 2(3): 168–177.

Reinsch S & Staab D. Therapie: Alltag. Erfolgreiche Strategien der Therapiepraxis junger Menschen mit Mukoviszidose am Übergang von Krankenhaus und Alltag. In de Lire, L & Kruse, J (Hrsg.) Kritik – Praxis – Krankenhaus, Xenomoi Verlag, 2015.

Reinsch S. Psychopathological fringes. A historical and social science perspective on psychiatry at the fringes of psychopathology. MAT – Medicine Anthropology Theory. 2015.

Reinsch S. Lernen zu Mukoviszidieren. Dissertationsschrift. Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 2013.

Reinsch S & Pelz J. Medizinische Entscheidungsfindung mit Sherlock Holmes und Dr. House. The Baker Street Chronicle 2012; 2(5): 6-8.

Reinsch S. Lernen zu mukoviszidieren. Translationen bei der Stabilisierung einer therapeutischen Beziehung, In Niewöhner J & Kontopodis M (Hrsg.) Das Selbst als Netzwerk. Zum Einsatz von Körpern und Dingen im Alltag. Transcript, Bielefeld. 2011, 55-84.

Reinsch S & Rascher J. Die neue Lunge. Eine Reportage über Leben auf der Warteliste. Eigenverlag, 2007

Vorträge (Auswahl)


“Commiting body and soul: Responsiveness, Reflexivity and Collaboration in fieldwork with chronically ill children and adolescents.” X Medical Anthropology at Home (MAAH) Conference: “Subjectivities and afflictions: agency, health systems and the politics of/for life”, Tarragona, Spain.

"Photo-ethnography as a model for Collaboration". Workshop at the 9th Medical Anthropology Young Scholoars (MAYS) Conference: Creative Methods and Participatory Arts Research in Medical Anthropology. Berlin, Germany

“Managing precarious normality. The artful practices of everyday life of young people living with a chronic illness.” Swedish Anthropological Association (SANT) / Finnish Anthropological Society (FAS) Conference Vulnerabilities, Uppsala, Sweden.


“Living and working with the new temporalities of cystic fibrosis: intergenerational and interdisciplinary ecologies of care and knowledge translation in highly specialized medicine. “ Healing Cooperations” Arbeitsgemeinschaft Ethnologie & Medizin (AGEM) Annual Conference. Siegen, Germany.

“Growing old with cystic fibrosis.” Culture, Commitment and Care across the Life Course. 10th Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE) Conference, Oxford, United Kingdom.


“When care for patients is care for data is care for researchers: the enactment of the emerging liminal condition 'at-risk mental state' in french- and germanspeaking psychiatry.  Configurations of diagnostic processes, practices and evidence. IX Medical Anthropology at Home (MAAH) Conference. Tromso, Norway.

“When care strikes back: chronic illness, visibility and belonging in young adulthood.” Caring Cultures – Cultures of Care, Anthropological Association of Ireland Annual Conference. Maynooth University, Ireland.


“The Role of Ethics and Trust in Collaborative Research between Anthropology and Biomedicine: Insights from „Early Intervention Research“ in French and German Psychiatry.” MAGic – Anthropology and Global Health: interogating theory, policy and practice. Brighton, United Kingdom.


“Representing to intervene: The 'ontopolitics' of early psychosis in the negotiation of mental health and illness in contemporary psychiatry.“ Association of Social Anthropologists Annual Conference. Edinburgh, United Kingdom.


“Sherlock Holmes & Dr. House: Can we teach philosophical concepts and psychological pitfalls that underlie medical decision-making with the help of popular role-models?” Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference. Prag, Czech Republic.

“Happy Heads: distributed and tacit knowledge in the treatment of skull deformities.” Somatechnics of normalising and queering bodies in medical contexts, Linköpping, Sweden.

“Limits to multiplicities: On the constraints to knowing and doing medically engineered bodies once they leave the hospital.” Practices and their Bodies, Mainz, Germany.


“Adolescence as a medical form of life: looping effects of re-framed notions of health and therapeutic agency.” Design & Displacement—Social Studies of Science and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark.


“Ways of doing Cystic Fibrosis: Some Long-term Dynamics and Looping Effects of Managing Therapy and Everyday Life in Young Adults with a Fatal Chronic Disease”. Making (in)appropriate bodies, Vienna, AUT


“And the Oscar goes to... Lessons learned from interviews with teaching award winners.” Association for Medical Education in Europe Annual Conference, Trondheim, NOR