New MAYS Coordinator Call!

We are happy to announce the 2018 MAYS Coordinator call!


Lilian Kennedy’s (current MAYS coordinator with Ursula Probst) tenure is ending this October and it’s time for a new Coordinator to take her place and work alongside Ursula.

Do you want to take an active role in connecting students and early career scholars with an interest in Medical Anthropology? Would you like to organise the next – 10 year anniversary! – MAYS conference? Do you have ideas about how to expand and deepen the MAYS network? Would you like to expand your skills and contacts and become an organising member of EASA? Are you a postgraduate with at least 2 more years of study based at at university in Europe?

If you would like to apply please use the link below to send in your academic CV, along with short (max 200 words) answers to the following prompts:

  • Short synopsis of research interests and project.
  • Experiences that speak to your eligibility for the role.
  • Next year will mark the 10 year anniversary of MAYS, what would be your plans to expand the MAYS network membership?

Application deadline: Oct 18th 2018

Please click here to apply


Thank you in advance for your interest and application! If you have any questions regarding the application and/or MAYS coordination, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We would also be grateful if you could share this call among your networks!

All best,

Lilian and Ursula

Welcome Ursula to the post of MAYS coordinator!

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Ever since attending her first MAYS meeting in 2013, Ursula has been a huge fan of the network. She appreciated the friendly and cooperative atmosphere created by the MAYS members and coordinators, and firmly believes that in times of academic precarity, a network like MAYS plays a vital role in creating spaces for medical anthropology students and young scholars to openly exchange ideas and build collaboration and support. Although Ursula became coordinator under the very unfortunate circumstance of Erica’s resignation (Erica had to step down due to changes in her German residency circumstances) , she hopes to continue the great work of the previous coordinators and is looking forward to bringing the annual meeting to Berlin once again.


Previous academic endeavours have led her to Vienna, Berlin and Krasnoyarsk, and Ursula is now back in Berlin to pursue a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin.

Building on her research interests in sexuality, health and migration, Ursula is currently conducting fieldwork on the everyday lives and experiences of migrants from Central and Eastern European countries engaged in sex work in Berlin.

In the few moments she is not busy with anthropology or activism, Ursula enjoys wandering around in nature, swimming in the lakes of Brandenburg – both preferably at cold temperatures – and reading dystopian novels.

You can get in touch with her via e-mail at