Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Dr. Nike-Ann Schröder

Dr. Nike-Ann Schröder
Academic staff
nike-ann.schroeder (at)
Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften → Zentralasien-Seminar
Function / Working Area
Academic staff
Visiting address
Invalidenstraße 118 , Raum 509
Phone number
Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
Lectures and Seminars SoSe 2019:
Office Hours SoSe 2019:

By arrangement by e-mail only


Fields of research and teaching:
  • Ritual and healing
  • Tibetan Buddhism
  • Living conditions among Tibetans
  • Psychotrauma



"Female Ritual Agency in the Himalayas"



"Belonging, Encountering and Transformation - An Ethnography of Suffering and its Negotiation through Ritual Gcod Healing in and around Tibetan Refugee Settlements in Ladakh."


Master's thesis

"Cultural Concepts, Interpretations and Traditional Methods of Healing of what from a Western perspective would be called 'Psychological Trauma' and 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' among Ladakhis and Tibetans in Ladakh."

  • (forthcoming, 2019) "Journey, Ritual and Lived Spaces: Encounters on a Pilgrimage". In: Bergmann, Christoph; Schaflechner, Jürgen (Hg.): Ritual Journeys in South Asia: Constellations and Contestations of Mobility and Space (London: Routledge).
  • 2011 Discussing Psychotrauma with Tibetan Healing Experts: a Cultural Translation (Berlin: Weißensee Verlag), Berliner Beiträge zur Ethnologie, Bd. 24.
  • 2011 "Who is Present when Life is in Danger? Experiencing a Natural Disaster in a Tibetan Refugee Camp" In: Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter 13 (2-3): 33-40.


Curriculum Vitae
  • Since December 2018 academic staff at the Central Asian Seminar
  • Doctorate in Social Anthropology at the South Asian Seminar at Heidelberg University
  • Visiting scholar at the SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen, Heidelberg University
  • Research on "Stress and Stress Relief in Transcultural Contexts" as part of a interdisciplinary research group at the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a global context: The dynamic of transculturality", Heidelberg University
  • Magister-Study of Central Asian Studies at the Humboldt-University Berlin and Educational Science at the Technical University Berlin