University of Heidelberg

Francesca Trasarti

Francesca Trasarti

Francesca Trasarti is an Italian student who graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome with a Bachelors degree in Oriental Languages and Civilizations. During her studies, she focused on several subjects related to the Indian Subcontinent, such as its history and different art forms as well as its traditions of philosophical thought and Hindi and Bengali languages. She completed an internship as a teaching assistant for the linguistic enhancement in Italian L2 (Italian as a second language) for foreign students, mostly from Bangladesh, in an Italian secondary school, deepening her understanding of their socio-cultural background and her interest in South Asian studies. After moving in Germany for personal reasons, she found in the interdisciplinary method of MAHASSA programme a very important opportunity to improve her language abilities and explore new aspects of the Indian Subcontinent, through the lens of medical anthropology. She aspires to mature a deep awareness of the current and past health conditions of the local populations, learning about the evolution and transformation of the various medical systems for the treatment and prevention of diseases, practiced in different socio-cultural contexts and in relation to the psychological component of the healing process. Her goal is to focus on researching and developing new international collaboration strategies to achieve adequate and fair healthcare and to safeguard life.

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