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Astrid de Hontheim

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  • Associate Professor
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PhD in anthropology (2007), my main fieldwork was in West Papua, currently in Uganda and Cameroon. In 2008 I went to UCSD, California with a fellowship from BAEF (Hoover foundation). I am teaching in Belgium & taught in Canada (UOttawa). My research focuses on missionaries among the Asmat people, Christian exorcism compared to dispossesion in ethnopsychiatry context, the invisible content of the Oceanic artefact, representations about landslides in Equatorial Africa & therapeutic use of ayahuasca in Belgian Ardenne.

Professional experience

Associate Professor


October 2007 - Present


PhD Anthropology

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Free University of Brussel

October 2003 - March 2007(3 years)

PhD Anthropology (joint-tutorship)

Université d'Aix-Marseille 1 - Université de Provence 1

October 2003 - March 2007(3 years)

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