Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Urban Sociology

Daniela Krüger

Dissertation Project (ongoing)


Navigating Care between Clinic and Street - Urban Institutions' Entanglement with Bodies, Space and Marginalization

Research Interests:
  • poverty governance
  • urban health
  • social theory
  • organizations

Ambulances and clinics are resourceful urban institutions. Navigating through socially unequal urban landscapes, their care practices are entangled with intersecting social categories. This dissertation centrally asks how emergency care is organized and practiced, and how inequalities in different spatial contexts come to matter in health care access and outcome. Drawing on quantitative data on the socio-spatial fabric and medical care in different areas in the city of Berlin as well as ethnographic observations and interviews with urban health care experts and patients I aim to reimagine the empirical example of emergency care and to start a correspondence with key concepts of social theory, such as discipline, care, body, space and social marginalization.