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Bonuvoni Tojikiston interviews Swetlana Torno

Mar 02, 2015

Tajik newspaper Bonuvoni Tojikiston interviewed Swetlana Torno, who is pursuing her PhD as a member of Junior Research Group "Demographic Turn" supervised by Dr. Sophie Roche.

Bonuvoni Tojikiston, a women's magazine published in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, spoke with Swetlana Torno about her field research and her interest in Tajik culture. Torno has been doing extensive field research on women's life cycles and their role within society. For her PhD thesis with the title "The Influence of Male Labour Migration on the Course of and Events Surrounding Women's Life Cycle in Tajikistan", she examines labour migration and family formation with a focus on marriage, divorce and the status of women in Tajik society.

Swetlana Torno joined the Cluster in July 2013 as a Ph.D. student in the Junior Research Group "Demographic Turn at the Crossroads of Cultures" supervised by Dr. Sophie Roche. In 2011 she graduated from the Department for Social and Cultural Anthropology at Tuebingen University. For her Master thesis "About the Concept of the Person in Kyrgyz Rituals Accompanying Pregnancy, Child Birth, and the First Year of Life of a Child" she conducted 3 month of field research at the lake Yssyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan. Her research interests are Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of the Body, Family and Reproduction, Tradition and Modernity, Central Asia and Post Soviet Studies.


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  • Interview in Bonuvoni Tojikiston, September 2014