Beiträge mit Tag: aamaas

Åsmund Aamaas e-mail


19.08.2010

Åsmund Aamaas arbeitet am ifz zum Thema Krisenbewältigung und Asylwerber in Österreich. Er untersucht die Krisenbewältigung ehemaliger Asylwerber aus unterschiedlichen Ländern. Durch „oral history“ Interviews gewinnt Aamaas Erkenntnisse über spezifische Formen der Krisenbewältigung von Vietnamesen, Ungarn, Iranern, Polen, Kroaten und Afrikanern.

Approaching Unemployment & Resilience
Thematic cluster
Salzburger Anstösse 2010


13.11.2009

The most recent wave of resilience research is “characterized by a focus on multilevel analysis and the dynamics of adaptation and change. Resilience is defined as a broad systems construct, referring to the capacity of dynamic systems to withstand or recover from significant disturbances.”(Ann S. Masten, Development and Psychopathology, Vol. 19, 2007)

PhD Project Åsmund Aamaas


05.10.2009

The PhD project focuses upon the resilience of asylum seekers in Austria. The context in which the asylum seekers find themselves can cause a number of difficulties. Even though the constraints can be hard to handle, also opportunities are found in the host society. This research focuses upon resilience qualities and processes at individual and collective levels among refugees and asylum seekers. The situation of asylum seekers and refugees today is set in a historical perspective, mirroring a renewed interest of the interface between social anthropology and history.

Sozialanthropology Research fellow: “Resilienz” 2009-2010 Norway e-mail


07.09.2009

Åsmund Aamaas holds a master in Jewish Studies from the University of Cape Town, and a master in Social Anthropology from the University of Bergen. He was research fellow at the International Research Center for Advanced Studies, Salzburg (ifz) 2009-2010.

The PhD project focused upon the resilience of asylum seekers in Salzburg. The situation of asylum seekers and refugees today is set in a historical perspective, mirroring a renewed interest of the interface between social anthropology and history. Empirical data will be collected from archives, interviews and participatory fieldwork at three different asylum reception centers.

PhD project: Asylum Seekers in Salzburg: Constraints, Opportunities and the Role of Resilience

Åsmunds’s previous research has examined issues such as intercultural communication and the motivation for becoming perpetrators of mass murder. Beyond academic studies Åsmund has experience from teaching, development work and farming. He was teaching at Kvitsund Gymnas in Norway, working at the head office of Norwegian Church Aid, and farming in Hjartdal.

Vita & Publications (german)