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Melody Ngaidzeyuf, Ndzenyuiy Kwaven

Doctoral Student

Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Deutscher Platz 6 
D-04103 Leipzig 

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 - 424
email: melody_ndzenyuiy@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Thesis title: Experience Sampling Research using Participant's own Smartphones to assess cross-cultural variation in parenting styles

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

  • Understanding Interdisciplinary Perspectives on similarities and differences
    between and within individuals and cultures
  • Psychological Anthropology
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Parenting Styles
  • Early Childhood Development

Curriculum Vitae

04/2021 - present
PhD Student
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
03/2016 - 06/2018


Head of Counselling and School Life Department
Ministry of Secondary Education (MINESEC)
G.H.S. Batoke, Cameroon

10/2011 - 03/2012


Research Associate
Centre for Health and Population Studies
Oyomabang Yaoundé

01/2010 - 10/2011


Research/Projects Assistant
German Cameroon Reproductive Health & AIDS Program/Rehabilitation
of self support groups (PGCSS/REGA/RENATA) GTZ


2013 - 2015


Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling
University Of Bamenda,
Higher Teacher Training College (HTTC)

Dissertation Title: Classroom overcrowding and student’s aggressive tendencies
In some selected Secondary Schools of the Bamenda II Sub-Division,

2009 - 2012/15

M.A. Medical Anthropology
University Of Yaoundé I, Cameroon

Thesis Title: New-born abandonment amongst the Nso’ People of the North West region: An anthropological contribution to the study of infant welfare in Cameroon
2006 - 2009

B.A. Anthropology
University Of Yaoundé I, Cameroon
Field Research Experience
  • Ethnographic study on the impact of the University of Yaoundé II on the inhabitants of Soa
  • Socio cultural perceptions of life in the suburbs “elobi” of the city of Yaoundé, the cases of Mini firm, Mokolo and Tsinga Elobi
  • MAYS - Medical Anthropology Young Scholars (EASA)
  • The influence various teaching and parenting styles on student’s knowledge acquisition and behavioural patterns, at parent/teacher workshop, South West Regional Delegation of Secondary Education, Cameroon
  • Lamnso’ (mother tongue)
  • English (very fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • German (good)
  • Pidgin (very fluent)