Institute of Social Anthropology

Violent Safe Havens? Exploring Articulations and Repercussions of Violence in Refugee Reception and Settlement


Manuel Insberg is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Social Anthropology. In his dissertation project, supervised by Prof. Sabine Strasser, he focuses on forms and consequences of violence in refugee reception and settlement. Based on ethnographic research in Norway, he explores causes and consequences of continuing precarity, dependence and exclusion which refugees experience regardless of their legal protection status.

Manuel Insberg studied at the Universities of Heidelberg, Zürich, Maynooth and Vienna. He graduated from the international Masters programme “CREOLE - Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes“ and obtained his degree from the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna, in 2018.


Research Fields:

  • Anthropology of Violence
  • Forced Migration
  • Anthropology of Security
  • Anthropology of Space and Place
  • Political Anthropology