Author: Natalia Fedorova

Natalia studies urbanisation and the evolution of cities, at the Department for Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture of the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She conducts her doctoral dissertation fieldwork on human settlement patterns in the "ger districts" of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Research during a Pandemic

Fieldwork in times of Corona

Like everything about this global crisis, this winter’s field trip was two parts surreal, one part seemingly arbitrary decisions. The surreal yolk was, and is, the tension between reality and my lived experience, between daily news and my own comforts, posters advocating hand washing in areas with no running water, between stress and the dissolution […]

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