Dr Anne-Meike Fechter
|Post:||Senior Lecturer in Anthropology (Anthropology, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development)|
|Location:||Arts C C251|
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Meike Fechter joined Sussex University in 2003, having taught at the University of Wales, Lampeter, before that. She completed a degree in History and German Linguistics/Literature at the University of Tuebingen, Germany (1996), an M.A. in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (1997), and a PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Hull (2002).
Senior Lecturer in Anthropology
Personal Tutor for Year 1 and 2 Students
Meike has recently begun a research project on 'Alternative Actors in Development: Understanding the Role of 'Do-it-yourself-Aid', funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2013-2015). This will involve fieldwork in Cambodia and Myanmar. Her most recent book discusses 'The Personal and the Professional in Aid Work' (Routledge 2013) http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415705615/.
A previous project, funded by the ESRC, on 'Aid Workers as Mobile Professionals' resulted in an edited collection entitled 'Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: the Futures and Challenges of Aidland' http://www.styluspub.com/clients/kum/books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=218991.
A relevant policy briefing is available here: http://www.sussex.ac.uk/global/showcase/globalinsights.
Together with Katie Walsh, she runs a research network on 'Mobile Professionals' http://www.sussex.ac.uk/migration/research/current/mobileprofessionals; on this topic, she has co-edited the volume, 'The new expatriates: postcolonial approaches to mobile professionals' (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-New-Expatriates-Postcolonial-Professionals/dp/toc/0415503663).
Meike's doctoral research focused on corporate expatriates who are posted to developing countries. The resulting monograph, entitled 'Transnational Lives: Expatriates in Jakarta, Indonesia', analyses Euro-Americans working in Jakarta within a framework of transnationalism and globalisation. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Transnational-Lives-Expatriates-Anne-Meike-Fechter/dp/0754647439
Main Research Interests
- Mobile Professionals and Privileged Migration
- Ethnography of Development, Aid and Aid Workers
- Body/Gender/Kinship in migration settings
- Regional Interest: South East Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia)
Simone Hary 'Kyopo- Second Generation German Koreans in Germany'
Amich Alhumami 'Witchcraft and Corruption in Indonesia'
Dorothea Mueller- 'Putting the e- into motion: German Migrants in the UK'
Barbara Johnston- 'Ma'ams and Maids: Expatriate Women and Migrant Domestic Workers in Singapore'
Ole Johannes Kaland - 'The children of migrant workers in contemporary China: the rural - urban gap through the prism of education'
Kwangwoo Park- 'Southeast Asian Migrants in the 'Borderless Village', South Korea'
Wen-Ching Ting- 'Struggling in between: The internally displaced at the Thai-Burma border drop out of the world's safety net'
Katia Taela- Southern Encounters and Aid Relationships: Ethnography of Brazilian development workers in Mozambique
In the academic year 2013-14, Meike will be teaching the following courses (autumn term only):
Ethnographies of Aid (Year 3 option)
Research Skills for Development
She is on research leave in the Spring Term.
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2013) Mobility as enabling gender equality? The case of international aid workers. In: Migration and inequality. Routledge studies in development economics . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415686853 (hbk.) 9780203067925 (ebook)
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2013) The personal and the professional in aid work. ThirdWorlds . Routledge, London . ISBN 9780415705615
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2012) ‘Living well’ while ‘doing good’? (Missing) debates on altruism and professionalism in aid work. Third World Quarterly, 33 (8). pp. 1475-1491. ISSN 0143-6597
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2012) The personal and the professional: aid workers' relationships and values in the development process. Third World Quarterly, 33 (8). pp. 1387-1404. ISSN 0143-6597
Fechter, Anne-Meike and Walsh, Katie, eds. (2012) The new expatriates: postcolonial approaches to mobile professionals. Routledge, London; New York. ISBN 978-0415503662
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2011) Anybody at home? The inhabitants of 'Aidland'. In: Inside the everyday lives of development workers : the challenges and futures of Aidland. Kumarian Press, Sterling, Va. ISBN 9781565493230
Fechter, Anne-Meike and Hindman, Heather (2011) Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and futures of Aidland. Kumarian Press, Sterling, VA. ISBN 9781565493230
Fechter, Anne-Meike and Hindman, Heather (2011) Introduction. In: Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland. Kumarian Press, Sterling, VA. ISBN 978-1-56549-324-7
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2010) Gender, empire, global capitalism: colonial and corporate expatriate wives. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (8). pp. 1279-1297. ISSN 1369-183X
Fechter, Anne-Meike and Walsh, Katie (2010) Special Issue: Examining 'Expatriate' Continuities: Postcolonial Approaches to Mobile Professionals. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (8). pp. 1197-1357. ISSN 1369-183X
Coles, Anne and Fechter, Anne-Meike (2007) Introduction. In: Gender and Family Among Transnational Professionals. Routledge International Studies of Women & Place (8). Routledge, London; New York, pp. 1-20. ISBN 9780415396004
Coles, Anne and Fechter, Anne-Meike (2007) Gender and Family Among Transnational Professionals. Gender and Place series . Routledge. ISBN 9780415396004
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2007) From 'Incorporated Wives' to 'Expat Girls': a New Generation of Expatriate Women? In: Gender and Family among Transnational Professionals. Routledge, pp. 193-209.
Fechter, Meike (2007) Living in a Bubble: Expatriates' transnational spaces. In: Going First Class?: New Approaches to Privileged Travel and Movement. EASA series, 7 . Berghahn, New York, pp. 33-52. ISBN 9780857451514
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2007) Transnational Lives: Expatriates in Indonesia. Applied Legal Philosophy Series . Ashgate. ISBN 9780754647430
Fechter, Anne-Meike (2005) The Other stares back: Experiencing Whiteness in Jakarta. Ethnography, 6 (1). pp. 87-103. ISSN 1466-1381