Research Fellow at IIAS
International Institute for Asian Studies

Board Member at REIACTIS
Reseau d’Etude International sur l’Age, la Citoyennete et l’Integration

Professor Emeritus in Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology
Leiden University

Current main fields of research:

  • Ageing in East and West, shifting boundaries of care provision and social life in Asia and Europe/North America, policy and practice.
  • Conceptualising ‘friendship’, its meaning and practice in time and place.