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Nora Locher, MA

Nora Locher, MA

Nora Locher, MA

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience


  • 2012-2017: Master’s in Cultural Anthropology and Sociology at the Universities of Basel and Vienna
  • 2007-2010: Bachelor’s studies in Social Work at the FHNW School of Social Work

Career milestones

  • 2013-2018: Socio-educational support and advice for young people in a voluntary context
  • 2013-2014: Fundraising for a neighbourhood centre
  • 2011/2012: Management of a socio-educational programme advising unemployed young people
  • 2010-2012/2013: Advisory role in youth and family counselling, including child protection mandates and child welfare matters
  • 2008-2009/2010: Church social work; advice on finances and debts, social counselling, community work

Main focus

  • Security discourse in social work
  • Qualitative social research / ethnographic field research
  • (Audio-)visual anthropology
  • Anthropology of the senses
  • Urban anthropology / reading the urban
  • Theory of mind
  • Systemic and solution-oriented counselling, lifeworld-oriented social work

Further information