Dr Philipp Schröder is a Research Affiliate with ISDC and a post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University of Berlin. His current research project focuses on the ethnography of trade and translocal livelihoods in Eurasia, in particular Kyrgyzstan, Russia and China. Previously, Philipp was a member of the research group on ‘Integration and Conflict’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle/Saale. He obtained his PhD in 2012 from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, researching youth cultures, identity and urban change in Kyrgyzstan’s capital Bishkek. Philipp has published on the relationship between migration and conflict in Central Asia, on gender relations and urban lifestyles, on spatial and social mobilities, and on ethnographic methodology.