Kinship, ritual economy, feasts and life cycle rituals, women’s relations, everyday life
Louise Bechtold obtained her M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Philosophy at the University of Tübingen in 2010. She has conducted her PhD field research on kinship and the ritual economy of feasts in southern Kyrgyzstan in 2011 and 2012. She is a PhD-student at the department for Social and Cultural anthropology at University of Tübingen, where she has taught courses in Social Anthropology and anthropological research in Central Asia from 2012 onward. Since September 2015 Louise Bechtold is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Her research is part of the comparative research project “Kinship Universals and Variation” at the department Integration and Conflict.