Silvia Wojczewski

Silvia Wojczewski
Medical University of Vienna | MedUni Vienna · Center for Public Health

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Introduction
I currently work as a Post Doc in social and cultural anthropology at the Centre for Public Health, Unit of Global Health on community engagement and vulnerability and care circulation using a feminist and ethnographic framework. In my former research, I focused on African diasporic identity makings in Germany and transnational family making, international migration of healthworkers from sub-Saharan African countries and the circulation of care (public and private).
Additional affiliations
February 2016 - present
University of Lausanne
Position
  • Doctoral fellow
March 2013 - December 2015
Medical University of Vienna
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
September 2006 - September 2007
University of Cordoba (Spain)
Field of study
  • Ciencias del Medio Ambiente
October 2005 - September 2009
November 2004 - October 2011
University of Vienna
Field of study
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Publications (21)
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Volume 83 P. 34-39 Feminist and postcolonial anthropology have long stressed the need to perceive the researcher as a positioned and biased subject (Collins 1991, Rosaldo 1989, Weston 1997) and it is, therefore, important to reflect on one’s position in the field as well as the writing practice. Today it has become standard practice to have at leas...
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Descendants of international migrants have differing relations and connections to the country of their parents’ origin. Through the portraits of Aminata and her father Lansana – both Germans of Guinean origin, I studied the shifting meaning of “diaspora” for subsequent generations. The diasporic identity could be seen as disentangled from the count...
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Searching for Roots. The Importance of Travel in the Life-stories of Afro-German Feminist Activists The narration of personal life experiences, and particularly of an individual's quest for his or her Black and African origins, has played an essential part in the construction of Afro-German political movements since the 1980s. In this paper, I focu...
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http://allegralaboratory.net/im-mobile-travels-navigating-categories-of-movement-and-identities/
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Background There is little research on laypersons’ perceptions regarding common cold and influenza, their symptomatic distinction and considerations of risk. This study investigates understanding of pathogenesis across three European countries and provides a knowledge base from which adequate prevention recommendations and treatment advice can be d...
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Background Health services research, especially in primary care, is challenging because the systems differ widely between countries. This study aimed to explore the different understanding of the terminology used, particularly, regarding the professions nursing and medical secretaries. Methods The study was an add-on study to the Quality and Costs...
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Background: The negative consequences of the brain drain of sub-Saharan African health workers for source countries are well documented and include understaffed facilities, decreased standards of care and higher workloads. However, studies suggest that, if migrated health workers eventually return to their home countries, this may lead to benefici...
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Background: Supportive supervision is a way to foster performance, productivity, motivation, and retention of health workforce. Nevertheless there is a dearth of evidence of the impact and acceptability of supportive supervision in low- and middle-income countries. This article describes a participatory process of transforming the supervisory prac...
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Background: The aim of this study was to compare influenza vaccination coverage rates in Austria and Croatia, countries with missing data in the Eurosurveillance and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reports. In addition, we assessed demographic factors of GPs and patients and calculated associations regarding vaccination rates....
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Background: Migrant health workers fill care gaps in their destination countries, but they also actively engage in improving living conditions for people of their countries of origin through expatriate professional networks. This paper aims to explore the professional links that migrant health workers from sub-Saharan African countries living in f...
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Background This study aimed to identify associations between GP patient’s knowledge about the spectrum of effectiveness of antibiotics and the probability of vaccination against influenza. The underlying hypothesis was that individuals with an understanding that antibiotics are ineffective against viruses, common colds, and flu were more likely to...
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To assess the workload of general practitioners (GPs) in Austria, with a focus on identifying the differences between GPs working in urban and rural areas. Within the framework of the Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe (QUALICOPC) study, data were collected from a stratified sample of GPs using a standardized questionnaire between November...
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Migration of health professionals is an important policy issue for both source and destination countries around the world. The majority of migrant care workers in industrialized countries today are women. However, the dimension of mobility of highly skilled females from countries of the global south has been almost entirely neglected for many years...
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Background: Uganda is one of the 57 countries with a critical shortage of health workers. The aim of this study was to determine how the human resources and health service crisis was covered in Ugandan newspapers and, in particular, how the newspapers attributed accountability for problems in the health services. Methods: We collected all articl...
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Many low-income and middle-income countries globally are now pursuing ambitious plans for universal primary care, but are failing to deliver adequate care quality because of intractable human resource problems. AIM: To understand why migrant nurses and doctors from sub-Saharan Africa did not wish to take up available posts in primary and first-cont...
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http://www.thelancet.com/journals/langlo/article/PIIS2214-109X%2813%2970119-0/fulltext

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In this project I am interested in the role of travel and the use of digital media for the construction of Afro-diasporic identities for young adult Germans of African descent. In recent years there has been a rise of Black travel, music, beauty and fashion blogs featuring bloggers of African descent from a variety of countries as well as a rise of Black political organisations on local, national and international levels that are active in promoting a global African diaspora consciousness. These social media platforms offer new entry points of connection for young Europeans of African descent and together with increased transnational mobility in the form of tourism or migration, people regularly move beyond national boundaries in order to experience and articulate different forms of identification and belonging; in order to "find the self" which is an important discourse in the transition to adulthood for middle-class urban folk, travel often features as a strategy that helps with the search. Following and documenting the lives of middle-class urban Black women in Germany and their travels, my research is animated by an interest in how diasporic identities are created, exploring attachments that go beyond a specific country of parental origin.
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Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Austria. For the whole project see: http://www.nivel.nl/en/qualicopc