Janneke Verheijen

Janneke Verheijen

  • Postdoctoral Fellow

Janneke Verheijen is a Postdoctoral Project Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). As anthropologist, she collaborates in a project that aims to develop a structural model for making HIV prevention efforts in Malawi, Kenya and Eswatini more responsive to target populations’ needs and priorities. Earlier, she has worked at an agricultural research institute in Malawi, studying small-scale farmers’ low uptake of technologies developed by scientists. Janneke has a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam and long-term ethnographic fieldwork experience in Guatemala and Malawi. She is the author of De nieuwkijkers van El Remate: Vrouwen en soaps in de Guatemalteekse jungle (2005) and Balancing men, morals and money: Women’s agency between HIV and security in a Malawi village (2013). Key themes running through her work are the everyday tactics of people living in extreme poverty, changes and continuities in gender roles and perceptions, HIV/AIDS and engaged anthropology.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Janneke Verheijen , (2018), Managing Meagre Means and Reciprocal Reputations: Women’s Everyday Survival Tactics in a Malawian Village, in Donald C. Wood (ed.) Individual and Social Adaptations to Human Vulnerability (Research in Economic Anthropology, Volume 38) Emerald Publishing Limited, pp.127 – 152.