Tanja Ahlin is a former student of the MAHASSA program from which she graduated in 2012. Her thesis, entitled "Diagnosis: Atypical: A Case Study of Eating Disorder in Uttarakhand, India", was based on a 3-month long fieldwork. Through a case study of disordered eating she investigated the complex relationship between rural development and women?s identity in the region.
Currently, Tanja is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam, developing the concept of e-care as the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to provide care at a distance. Her case study is based on Indian transnational families, focusing on Keralite women and men working in the Middle East as nurses and providing care to their elderly parents at home.
Tanja also holds a B.A. in translation (Slovenian, English, French) from University of Ljubljana and she spent a year as an exchange student at Université 12 Val de Marne in Paris, France. Throughout her studies she has worked as a translator, editor, research assistant and lecturer.
Tanja Ahlin's profile of the University of Amsterdam can be found here