Jennifer Duyne Barenstein


Dr. Jennifer Duyne Barenstein is a social anthropologist specialized in socio-cultural dimensions of housing and urbanization, displacement, resettlement, and post-disaster reconstruction. Between 1999 and 2008 she was a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology of the University of Zurich and from 2004-2016 at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland, where she founded and directed the World Habitat Research Centre. She has directed several international research projects in South- and South-East Asia and Latin America and was a senior consultant for various international organisations including The World Bank, UN Habitat, FAO, IFAD, SDC and DFID. She joined the ETH CASE in 2016 as a senior researcher and lecturer and is currently directing the MAS ETH in Housing.

CV Jennifer Duyne Barenstein
Research Projects

She has directed several international and interdisciplinary research projects and consultancies with focus on socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and technical dimensions of the built environment in South- and South-East Asia and Latin America. 

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