Research Assistant

Anna-Eva Nebowsky M.A.

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Postal address

Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
Faculty VI - Medicine and Health Services
Department of Health Services Research
Medical Ethics Division
Ammerländer Heerstr. 114-118
26129 Oldenburg

Visting address

Campus Haarentor, Building V04 (1-106)
Ammerländer Heerstraße 140 
26129 Oldenburg

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Anna-Eva Nebowsky M.A.

Anna-Eva Nebowsky studied Social Science (B.A.) and Culture and Person (M.A.) in Bochum and Helsinki (2010-2018). Meanwhile, as a student and research assistant at the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), she conducted research on the interaction of married couples in which one person has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (2013-2019). During a research semester at Aalborg Universitet (2016), she worked on individual and collective imagination from a (cultural) psychological perspective. From 2018 to 2021, she was a research assistant at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities in Essen (KWI) in the DFG project "Communication and Dementia". Since 2020, she has been writing her doctoral thesis entitled "Couple identity and dementia: the performance of the relationship in interaction" at the Technische Universität Berlin with Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch. In 2020, she was at King's College London for a research stay. From 2021 to 2022, she was the managing director of the Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Seniorenbüros NRW. Since June 2022, she has been a researcher in the Division of Ethics in Medicine in Oldenburg.

Her research interests lie in particular in critical perspectives on common care concepts, for example in questions of person-status in dementia, in the significance of bodily interaction in advanced illnesses and in ethical aspects of domestic, including triadic care arrangements.

Research Focus

- Couple relationships, triadic relationships, couple identity

- Dementia and home care and (micro-)interaction.

- Ethnography, participant observation, video interaction analysis


Nebowsky, Anna-Eva (Contribution to anthology in publication: 2022). Ethnografie bei Demenz – ein Perspektivwechsel. Person-Sein durch Paar-Sein. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

Nebowsky, Anna-Eva & Spiekermann, Nils (2021). Kommunikativer Tod durch Demenz? Wie die Beziehungsidentität Kommunikationsmacht erhält. In Schröer, Norbert, Keysers, Verena, Roslon, Michael & Bidlo, Oliver (Eds.), Warum entfaltet kommunikatives Handeln auch ohne Gewalt und Herrschaft Macht? Die „Kommunikationsmacht“ von Jo Reichertz zur Diskussion. Weinheim: Beltz Juventa.

Keysers, Verena & Nebowsky, Anna-Eva (2020). Über ‚Salutozentrismus‘ und Fallstricke der Deutung ethnographischer Situationen zum Thema Kommunikation und Demenz. In Angelika Poferl et al. (Eds.), Ethnographie der Situation (pp. 455-470). Essen: Oldib-Verlag.

Reichertz, Jo, Keysers, Verena & Nebowsky, Anna-Eva (2020). Einander ein Gerüst geben. Handlungsabstimmung an den Grenzen von Kommunikation. In Jo Reichertz (Eds.), Grenzen der Kommunikation–Kommunikation an den Grenzen (pp. 217-237). Velbrück Wissenschaft.

(Changed: 30 Sep 2022)