Junior Fellows

This is an overview of the Junior Fellows in BIGSAS and their respective research projects:

NameResearch Project
Abeshu, Gemechu Adimassu Changing perceptions of land and territoriality from the point of view of the Afar people.
Adera, Kairedin Dynamics of Identity Formation and Legal Pluralism: the Case of Customary, State and Religious Dispute Resolutions among the Siltie People, Southern Ethiopia
Adjirakor, Nikitta Bongo Fleva and Spoken Word as Aesthetic Practices in Tanzania: Form, Experience and Relation to Lifeworlds
Agbele, Fortune To Vote or Not to Vote: Understanding the Ghanaian Voter
Ahmed, Azza Mustafa Place Identity and Urban Planning: the case of Tuti Island, Khartoum Sudan
Ahmed, Umar Gender in Media Discourse: The Discursive Construction of Gender in Nigerian Newspapers
Al Hadi, Abu Baker Ahmed Abdel Rahman Perceptions of Causes, Treatment Practices and Stigmatization of Female Infertility in Tamboul Town - Sudan
Alhassane, Najoum Abdourahamane Mariages et ruptures conjugales à Niamey
Asaaju, Morenikeji Gender and Marriage: An Exploration of Changes in Marital Relations in South Western Nigeria, 1914 – 1960
Assa, Shirin Future Narratives of Europe: Entangled Narratives of Black Diasporic Conscious(ness)
Ateh, Tafor Paul Audience Response to Cameroonian Films: The Case of Nina's Dowry and Jungle of Heirs
Augusto, Asaf Cassule Noe North to South Migration: Portuguese labour migration to Angola
Ayeh, Anna Madeleine Female Ways of Knowing Islam in a West African Context: Gender and Embodied Knowledge in Muslim Benin
Ballo Guèdè, Fidèle Coffi "Ni pauvre ni riche": identité de classe moyenne ou construction sociale d'une appartence intermédiaire au Bénin?
Balogun, Adeyemi Sharapha Being a "Good Muslim": A Study in Identity and Culture of Yoruba Muslim Youth, 1954-2004
Baloi, Obede Suarte Accounting for post-conflict dynamics: the war to peace frame switch
Benthami, Khadija Les récits d'enfance dans la littérature judéo-maghrébine
Besigiroha, Linda Re-thinking Gender in Contemporary Uganda using the Comedy of Anne Kansiime
Böllinger, Sarah Visuelle Repräsentation von Behinderung in der Mittelschicht Nairobis
Bounakoff, Pierre-Nicolas Curators vs Humanitarians: a Kenyan Artist's Dilemma
Buchumi, Veronica Gabriel Implementing foster care in Tanzania: A critical assessment of Laws, procedures and Institutions
Degenhart, Barbara Changing Food Consumption Practices of the urban middle class in the mid-sized city context of Ethiopia - the example Mek'ele
Deutschmann, Anna Students as actors of political change in Africa: A comparative analysis of student movements in Mali and Kenya
Diallo, Brahima Mothers’ and Babies’ Healthcare: Exploring Childbearing Practices and Newborn Babies’ Health Conditions in Ouenkoro, a Rural Community in Central Mali
Diman, Hanza Wood for the kitchen: towards a history of the supply and use of fuelwood in urban households of West Africa: The case of Lomé (from 1884 to the present)
Donko, Kamal Territory, Identity and politics in a frontier zone: the case of central Benin
Drabo, Adama The pragmatic and textual dimensions of French in Côte d'Ivoire
Eckert, Florens The Colonial Desire for Order and What People Made of It - Historical Experiences of Boundaries in Colonial Togo 1884 – 1914
El Hadari, Taha Research Synthesis: A Meta-Ethnography and Meta-Analysis of Sociolinguistic Research in Morocco
Esene Agwara, Angiachi Demetris Assessing Rural Multilingualism in Lower Bafut, North West Region of Cameroon
Frempong, Raymond Three Essays in Development Economics
Fulela, Brian Post-apartheid Subjectivities: Psychoanalysis and/in Place in the Novels of K. Sello Duiker, Kgebetle Moele and Sifoso Mzobe
Greven, Katharina A Place of Belonging - The 'Phantasy Africa' within the Archive of the European Art Patrons Ulli and Georgina Beier
Hänisch, Valerie Arbeiten mit Leib und Seele: Handwerkliche Arbeit und Arbeitsweise der Inadan Tuareg im Niger.
Haile, Aklilu Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the "National Question" in Ethiopia: Genesis and Trajectory
Hanif, Mohammad Debating Sufism: Tijaniyya Responses to Their Opponents
Hansine, Rogers Justo Mateus Fertility transition in Maputo and the urban milieu
Hollstegge, Julian Geographies of border-making in South Sudan's southern borderlands
Hornung, Madlen Renationale Tradescapes. Schaf- und Ziegenhandel in Äthiopien
Ibrahim, Musa Media, Religion and Public Sphere: Religious Contestation between Hisba, Censorship Board, and Local Film Practitioners within the Northern Nigeria Sharia Context
Idhssaine, Abdellah Moroccan Language Policy and the Amazigh Language Revival/Revitalization
Janßen, née Schütze, Jaana Enacting cultural identity through social network activities: Somalis in Finland and Germany
Kamdem, Eliane A description and comparison of the tense-aspect systems and verbal negation in ten Bamileke languages
Kenne, Jocelyne Language and Interaction in the Chinese Community in Cameroon: A Sociolinguistic Profile
Kimario, Florencia The Best Interests of the Child Principle: A Critical Analysis of the Tanzanian Intercountry Adoption System
Kinyera, Paddy Banya Politics of Oil in Uganda: Assessment of Multi-stakeholder Participation in Resource-Governance
Kopecka, Tina Ziva Hindu Temple Ritual Worship in Durban, South Africa
Kyereko, Daniel Including the Marginalized: the Case Of Children Of Migrants And Education In Ghana.
Lehmann, Fabian Die Pluralisierung der Erinnerung – Deutsche Kolonialgeschichte in Afrika in der Gegenwartskunst
Liggins, Arlena Struggling for visibility. The politics of diabetes diagnostics in Uganda
Maurus, Sabrina Zwischen staatlichen Bildungsbemühungen und agro-pastoraler Lebensweise: Eine ethnographische Studie zu Schülerinnen und Schülern in Südäthiopien (An Ethnographic Study of Agro-Pastoral School Children and Youth in Southern Ethiopia)
Mbobda, Larissa Imagination der afrikanischen Migration in zeitgenössischen Filmen
Memusi, Shillah Sintoyia Participation and the Cultural Politics of Space: The Case of Kenya's Maasai Women
Mignano, née Triviño Cely, Diana Carolina Liebe, Verliebtheit und Sexualität im Kontext der Prostitution in Diego Suarez (Madagaskar)
Mildner, Carsten Learning to be deaf in Benin
Mohamed, Ghousmane The perception of natural through the oral literature of Tuareg of the Aïr (Niger)
Mohammed Ali, Rami Pursuing Order on Sudanese Hinterland Roads: An Ethnography of Travel Communities.
Moyo, Charles Media Images and the EU Foreign Policy in Africa: The Zimbabwean experience
Müller, Sebastian Islamische Wohltätigkeit und glaubensbasierte Organisationen (FBO) - Motive und Aushandlungsprozesse muslimischer Akteure in Ost-Afrika
Muller, Alan What If ≠ What Is: Speculative Fiction As a Mode For South Africa In The New Millennium?
Nambula, Katharina Female Identity between Passivity and Agency, Contemporary Fiction by Ugandan Women Writers
Ngum, Yvette Cultural dynamics and use of video in mediating Anglophone Cameroon Identity
Ofuatey-Alazard, Nadja Ein lebendiges Archiv afrikanisch(-diasporisch)er dekolonialer In(ter)ventionen: Kulturproduktion, Akademie und aktivistische Kulturvermittlung
Opper, Alexander Undoing the undoings of the Johannesburg Art Gallery: For the museum yet to become
Oyali, Uchenna Paul Bible Translation and Language Elaboration: The English to Igbo Example
Peters-Klaphake, Katrin Manifestations of modernism in art collections from the Makerere School of Fine Arts environment
Prempeh, Claudia Powering Ghana? "Dumsor", a study of electricity and its absence
Reich, Hanna Lena Perceptions of the night in Nairobi, Kenya
Riley, Taylor 'That's not who I am': Knowledge production and female same-sexuality in KwaZulu-Natal
Saeed, Ahmed Hammad Artisanal Gold Mining in Um Badir, Sudan
Saibu, Ghadafi Political Parties, Violent Youth and Electoral Insecurity
Sarre, Johanna Belonging among the Nubi, Kibera, Kenya
Scaglioni, Marta Blacks at the border between Libya and Tunisia: an historical anthropology
Schwarz, Fabian Sustainable bioenergy and biofuel potentials from agricultural crops and residues in Uganda and Tanzania
Seye, Mbaye Senegalesische Filme im Mediascape: Moussa Sène Absas Filme Madame Brouette und Yoolé
Stoppok, Manfred Energy Culture and Consumption in Mumias, Western Kenia
Šváblová, née Dunajová, Alžběta Actor interaction and institution-building in post-war Liberia
Talento, Serena Framing texts/Framing social spaces: the conceptualisation of literary translation and its discourses in three centuries of Swahili literature
Tandia, Aboubakr Modernity, Islam and Peace in Independent Senegal: The dynamics of the role of Islamic authorities in peace building and conflict prevention and resolution (1962 - 2012)
Voigt, Maike Soziale Mobilität von Unternehmern der Mittelschicht in Kisumu, Kenia
Wachira, James Nonhuman Matter(s) in the Figuration of Ecocultural Knowledges: A Comparative Reading of Selected Lamalic Poems of Samburu and Maasai Women of Doldol
Wandji Ngassa, Eudes Narcisse Cinéma et réinvention de l'imaginaire des Camerounais
Willers, Julia About soil and water conservation measures, dams and God: adaption to climate change in Ethiopia between different actor-networks and narratives
Yuan, Mingqing African and diasporic African Conceptualization of China
Zöller, Katharina 'The Manyema Connection': Islam, mobility and urbanity in eastern Congo and Tanganyika, 1910s to 1950s