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Yvonne Bach


Activities within TRANSSOS:
Post-Doc Research Training Group
Working Group "Religion and Transnational Social Support"

Research Interests

  • Transnationalism and Social Support
  • Religious Movements
  • Buddhism
  • Gender
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Multi-sited Ethnography


Current project:

  • The Everyday Transnationalization of Lifestyles by Religious Affiliation.

Completed project:

  • Women in Labour Migration. An Ethnographic Survey about Transnational Families between Singapore and Indonesia.


  • Since 06/2013: Post Doc in the Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support", Mainz University
  • 06/2008 to 06/2011: PhD student in the Research Training Group "Transnational Social Support", Mainz University
  • 03/2008: Degree in Southeast Asian Studies, Thesis: HIV as a Transnational Problem: The HIV-epidemic in Batam, Indonesia
  • 03/2005 to 07/2005: Internship with a political foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia (DAAD scholarship)
  • 08/2004 to 12/2004: Semester abroad at the National University of Singapore
  • 07/2003 to 07/2004: University of Bonn, student assistant in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies
  • 10/2001 to 03/2008: Bonn University: Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, Bahasa Indonesia