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Tanja Ahlin

Amsterdam Inst. for Social Science Research (AISSR) | University of Amsterdam
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In her PhD research, Tanja is looking into care provision to the elderly in Indian transnational families. Particularly, she is exploring how everyday information and communication technologies (ICT) are used to provide care to elderly parents by their children living and working abroad as nurses. What happens to care for the parents when their children migrate? More precisely, how are health crisis such as stroke and accidents dealt with? And how can ICTs like (mobile) phone and Skype collapse the distance between family members? Tanja is trying to answer these and other related questions by carrying out extensive fieldwork in Kerala, India, as well as by following transnational families of Kerala nurses around the world.