Carolina Forgit-Knerr

  • PhD Student - Cultural

Carolina Forgit-Knerr is a cultural anthropologist interested in anthropology of bureaucracy, political and legal anthropology, migration, and politics of care. Her dissertation project deals with international and national responses to displacement in the context of Colombia where Carolina is looking at the bureaucratic infrastructure evolving to organize Venezuelan migrants. She is exploring the intersection between international and local humanitarian aid, government officials, and migrants by investigating the way in which international and national interests, political ideologies, financial donors, and migrants’ own goals become bureaucratically salient.


Degrees and Education

BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Free University Berlin , 2017 BA thesis: “ Wir sind Einzelkämpfer!“ Administrative decision - making and boundary objects in a state - mandated bureaucratic framework Advisor: Olaf Zenker