Anthropology & Human Rights
Andrea Strasser-Camagni holds a PhD degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Vienna University and has been working in the field of human rights for many years: for the OSCE field office in Yerevan (Armenia) from 2002-2004, for Amnesty International from 2008-2019, first as a researcher in the Eurasia team of the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, then as an Individuals at Risk Coordinator and Advocacy and Policy Officer in the Austrian Section.
Since September 2019 she is working for International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR, Brussels/Tbilisi). She conducts research (mainly on Tajikistan and other Central Asian countries) and produces publications together with the organization’s local partner groups.
Andrea is interested in the “social life of rights”, with a particular focus on women’s human rights.
Andrea has carried out extensive field research in the South Caucasus and Central Asia on topics including women’s rights, domestic violence, torture, persecution of human rights defenders and the death penalty. Other professional involvements have included lectureships at the National University of Maynooth/Ireland and the University of Vienna, and a research fellowship at the Academy of Sciences/Institute of Social Anthropology.
Andrea also holds a diploma in Psychological Counselling and was working as a psychological counsellor in a women’s advice centre near Vienna.