University of Heidelberg

Nike-Ann Schröder, M.A.

Nike-Ann Schröder, M.A. Nike-Ann Schröder, M.A.

Research foci

Lebensbedingungen von Tibetern und Tibeterinnen, Ritualheilung, tibetischer Buddhismus, tibetische Medizin, Psychotrauma


C5 Stress and Stress Relief - Cluster Asia and Europe in a Global Context


  • ‘Disaster Relief: Working Within Local Networks. A Report from India’, Vortrag im Institut für Public Health, UniversitätsKlinikum Heidelberg.
  • ‘Die tibetisch-buddhistische Gcod-Technik als Meditationspraxis und Heilritual: Erfahrungsräume und Transformationen’, Vortrag im Seminar des SFB 933 Materiale Textkulturen, Universität Heidelberg.
  • ‘Learning Resilience?!’, Vortrag im Rahmen des Workshops ‘The Culture of Stress’ im Exzellenzcluster “Asien und Europa im globalen Kontext: Die Dynamik der Transkulturalität” der Universität Heidelberg.
  • ‘Ritualheilung im tibetisch-buddhistischen Kontext: Meditation als Performance oder Befriedung von Dämonen durch Meditation?’, Vortrag im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung: Ethnologie des Körpers: Gesundheit und Kultur.
  • ‘Life Challenges and Ritual Healing - Doing Fieldwork, Getting Involved and Sharing Experiences with Tibetan Refugees in Ladakh’, Vortrag in der AG Medical Anthropology im SAI Heidelberg.
  • ‘Locating Nosologies Relatable to Psychotrauma and Treatment Options in other Cultures - Possibilities and Boundaries for International NGO Work’, Gastvortrag im Seminar: Das Trauma-Konzept in der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Institut für Ethnologie, Universität Heidelberg.


  • 2011. Discussing Psychotrauma with Tibetan Healing Experts: a Cultural Translation. Berlin: Weißensee Verlag. Berliner Beiträge zur Ethnologie, Bd. 24
  • 2011. Who is Present when Life is in Danger? Experiencing a Natural Disaster in a Tibetan Refugee Camp. Viennese Ethnomedicine Newsletter 13 (2-3): 33-40.

Short biography

Nike-Ann Schroeder has been member of the interdisciplinary research group ′Stress and Stress Relief′ within the Cluster of Excellence ′Asia and Europe in a Global Context′. She carries out research on living conditions, stress factors and coping strategies in a Tibetan Refugee Camp in India, and the Tibetan tantric Buddhist meditation practice and ritual of gcod as a method of healing. She holds a magister degree (2009) in Central Asian Studies / Tibetology from the Humboldt University in Berlin and in Educational Studies from the Technical University in Berlin. She completed the Intensive Course in colloquial Tibetan at the Translator School in Dharamsala (India) in 2003 and the Propaedeuticum in Chinese in 2004 at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has traveled, worked and conducted fieldwork in Tibet, and in India and Nepal mainly in Tibetan communities in the Himalaya region during various stays in Asia with a focus on various healing approaches and Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices.

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