Peer-reviewed academic articles

2020    Ahlin, Tanja, and Kasturi Sen. Shifting duties: Enacting 'good daughters' through elder care practices in transnational 

           families from Kerala, South India. Gender, Place and Culture 27(10): 1395-1414.


2019    Ahlin, Tanja, and Fangfang Li. From Field Sites to Field Events: Creating the Field with Information and  

           Communication Technologies (ICTs). Medicine, Anthropology, Theory 6(2): 1-24.


2018    Ahlin, Tanja. Frequent Callers: “Good Care” with ICTs in Indian Transnational Families. Medical Anthropology  

           39(1): 69-82. See video abstract.

2018    Ahlin, Tanja. What keeps Maya from eating? A case study of disordered eating from North India. Transcultural  

           Psychiatry 55(4): 551-571.


2018    Ahlin, TanjaOnly Near Is Dear? Doing Elderly Care with Everyday ICTs in Indian Transnational

           FamiliesMedical Anthropology Quarterly 32(1):  85-102


2016    Ahlin, Tanja, Mark Nichter and Gopukrishnan Pillai. Health insurance in India: What do we know and why is 

           ethnographic research needed. Anthropology & Medicine 23(1): 102-124.


2015    Manderson, Lenore, Mark Davis, Chip Colwell and Tanja Ahlin. On Secrecy, Disclosure, the Public, and the

           Private in Anthropology: An Introduction to Supplement 12. Current Anthropology 56(Supplement 12): S183-S190.


2013    Ahlin, Tanja. Prehajanje praks zdravljenja in z zdravjem povezanih konceptov med kulturami in kontinenti: Joga  

           v Evropi, anoreksija v Aziji (The Travelling of Healing Practices and Health-Related Concepts across Cultures and 

           Continents: Yoga in Europe, Anorexia in Asia). Glasnik SED 53(1-2): 25-31.


2012    Ahlin, Tanja. Of Food and Friendship: The Methods to Understanding Eating Disorders in India. Medische

           Anthropologie 24(1): 41-56.


2011    Ahlin, Tanja. Technology and Cultural (R)evolution: Can Telemedicine Give Power to the Patients? Curare 34(3):



Book contributions

2016    Ahlin, Tanja. E-care in Kerala. In: Manderson, Lenore, Anita Hardon and Elizabeth Cartwright (Eds.).

The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology in the 21st Century. Abingdon: Routledge, 171-175.


Reviews (books, events)

2019    Ahlin, Tanja. Imagining Ethnography. Commentary on The Blind Man by Robert Desjarlais. Book review.

           Cultural Anthropology. Published online June 4.


2015    Ahlin, Tanja. Unforgotten: Love and the Culture of Dementia Care in India, Bianca Brijnath. Book review. 

           Somatosphere. Published online December 2.


2015    Ahlin, Tanja, Annelieke Driessen, Natashe Lemos Dekker, Judith Schuehle. MAYS Conference Report.

           Medicine Anthropology Theory. Published online October 28.


2015    Raffaetà, Roberta, and Tanja Ahlin. The politics of publishing: debating the value of impact factor in

           medical anthropology (commentary). Anthropology & Medicine. Published online August 6.


2015    Ahlin, Tanja. Transnational Families, Migration and the Circulation of Care: Understanding Mobility and 

           Absence of Care in Family Life, Loretta Baldassar and Laura Merla (Eds.). Book review. Medicine

           Anthropology Theory. Published online March 18.


2014    Ahlin, Tanja. Ontology as an analytical approach to concerns of medical anthropology. Somatosphere.

           Published online September 23.

Translations (selection)

2015     Mary Oliver: Zakaj se zbujam zgodaj. Nova lirika. Ljubljana: Mladinska založba.

2011     Carr, Nicholas: Plitvine: Kako internet vpliva na naše možgane (The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our

            Brains). Ljubljana, Cankarjeva založba.


2011     Armbrecht, Ann: Ožine: Romanje domov (Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home). Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.


2010     Jullien, Francois: Hvalnica pustosti (L’eloge de la fadeur). Ljubljana: Študentska založba.


2010     Squires, Claire: Trženje literature: Ustvarjanje sodobne književnosti v Veliki Britaniji (Marketing Literature:  

            The Making of Contemporary Writing in Britain). Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.


2010     Trojanow, Ilja: Pozabljeni sadeži migracije (The Forgotten Fruits of Migration). Sodobnost 74(10), 2010.


2009     Anderson, Chris: Dolgi rep (The Long Tail). Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.


2009     Drolma, Ani Choying: Moj glas za svobodo (My voix pour la liberté), in collaboration with Katarina Draškovič. 

            Tržič: Učila International.


Edited books (selection)

2008     Reddemann, Luise: Zdravilna moč domišljije (Immagination als heilsame Kraft). Translated by Stana Anželj.    

            Ljubljana: Temza.


2008     Hauch, Gitta: »Zdravnik je rekel, da je psihosomatsko« (»Der Doktor hat gesagt, est ist psychosomatisch ...«).

            Translated by Martina Žalig. Ljubljana: Temza.

2018     Ahlin, Tanja. Intergenerational reciprocity in Indian transnational families. In: Simonič, Peter (Ed.), Anthropological Perspectives of Solidarity and Reciprocity. Ljubljana: Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts, 145-157.

2020    Ahlin, Tanja. Eldercare at a Distance: On Remittances and Everyday Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Indian Transnational Families.


In: Brosius, Christiane, and Roberta Mandoki (Eds.) Caring for Old Age: Perspectives from South Asia. Heidelberg: Heidelberg University Press, 213-235.


2021 Cabalquinto, Earvin Charles, and Tanja Ahlin. Care within or out of reach: fantasies of care and connectivity in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.


In: Manderson, Lenore, Nancy J. Burke, and Ayo Wahlberg (Eds.) Brosius, Christiane, and Roberta Mandoki (Eds.) Viral Loads

Anthropologies of urgency in the time of COVID-19. London: UCL Press.