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Skowronski, Magdalena

social anthropologist; PhD student; SenCancer-study
The National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Job description:

Magdalena Skowronski is conducting a PhD study in social anthropology at the National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM). The study focuses on how chronic cancer patients sense and understand illness in everyday life, their care seeking processes and their therapeutic pathways in the health care system.




Research interests

  • chronic cancer
  • anthropological perspectives on landscapes
  • theories on embodiment
  • local biologies
  • the role of landscapes in the national history of Norway
  • the abscence and presence of the body
  • anthropological perspectives on emotions
  • sense-to-symptom processes

CV

09/2015 - 09/2016

University of Durham/UK - Department of Anthropology

Visiting-PhD

09/2013 – to date 

National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NAFKAM) - Department of Community Medicine - Faculty of Health Sciences - University of Tromsø/Norway

PhD in Social Anthropology

 

10/2004 - 11/2011

University of Göttingen/ Germany

Magister in Social Anthropology (main subject), Religion Science and Social Policy (minor subject)

Study Focus: Medical Anthropology, Transnational Connections in Migration Processes, and Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences

Thesis: Integration versus Transnationalism – An Anthropological View on the Project: "MiMi - Mit Migranten für Migranten – Interkulturelle Gesundheit in Deutschland” (“MiMi - With Migrants for Migrants - Intercultural Health in Germany”)

 

07/2007 - 12/2007

Universidad Nacional del San Antonio Abad del Cusco/ Peru

Studies in Social Anthropology with Focus on Medical Anthropology

Publications in CRIStin


  • Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Foss, Nina. The significance of cultural norms and clinical logics for the perception of possible relapse in rural Northern Norway – sensing symptoms of cancer. Qualitative Research in Medicine & Healthcare 2018; Volum 1. ISSN 2532-2044.s 138 - 146.s doi: 10.4081/qrmh.2017.7116.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Andersen, Rikke Sand; Foss, Nina. The cancer may come back: experiencing and managing worries of relapse in a North Norwegian village after treatment. Anthropology & Medicine 2018. ISSN 1364-8470.s doi: 10.1080/13648470.2017.1391172.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena; Risør, Mette Bech; Foss, Nina. Approaching Health in Landscapes: An Ethnographic Study with Chronic Cancer Patients from a Coastal Village in Northern Norway. Anthropology in Action 2017; Volum 24 (1). ISSN 0967-201X.s 27 - 33.s doi: 10.3167/aia.2017.240105.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Sensing possible relapse of cancer in the rural Arctic - Processes of attention to unusual bodily sensations in local social relations and a moral sensescape. EASA Medical Anthropology Network 2017 Biannual Conference Network Meeting 2017-07-05 - 2017-07-07 2017.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. The cancer may come back: Experiencing and managing worries of relapse in a North Norwegian village after treatment. torsdagsmøte AFE 2017-02-09 - 2017.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. The cancer may come back: Experiencing and managing worries of relapse in a North Norwegian village after treatment. Patient stories in Context 2017-01-23 - 2017-01-24 2017.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. How Cancer Patients Protect Members of their Household: A Qualitative Study in a Rural, Coastal Community in Northern Norway. SFAA - Society for Applied Anthropology conference 2016-03-29 - 2016-04-02 2016.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Det er ikke over før det er over -It is not over when it is over. Phd-course 'BIO-8010 Visualising your science' 2016-11-21 - 2016-11-28 2016.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Fremskritt SenCancer-prosjekt. Fagmøte NAFKAM 2016-11-29 - 2016.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Moving in familiar landscapes: Health supportive practices of Norwegian chronic cancer patients. Ca-PRI - The Cancer and Primary Care Research International Network. Aarhus, Denmark 2015-05-20 - 2015-05-22 2015.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Why do we need social anthropology in medical research?. EPINOR lunsj 2015-09-01 - 2015.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. SenCancer - Sensing illness in everyday life: Care-seeking and perception of symptoms among chronic cancer patients. Onsdagsmøte 2015-06-17 - 2015.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. SenCancer - Sensing illness in everyday life: Care-seeking and perception of symptoms among chronic cancer patients. Kvalitativ forum - ISM 2013-11-13 - 2013.

  • Skowronski, Magdalena. Integration versus Transnationalismus : Ein ethnologischer Blick auf das Projekt, MiMi - Mit Migranten für Migranten - Interkulturelle Gesundheit in Deutschland. 2011.