Junior Fellows

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

NameResearch Project
Abeshu, Gemechu Adimassu New Forms of Power in the Afar Region of Ethiopia: The Rise of Big Men near the Ethiopia and Djibouti Border
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, the Sudan
Ajayi, Oladapo Fuji Lyrics and Everyday life in the Contemporary Yoruba Urban Space
Alhassane, Najoum Abdourahamane Les ruptures conjugales à Niamey, Niger : processus, stratégies des négociations et systèmes de gestions.
Assa, Shirin MENA Women in Diaspora: Poetics of Intersectional Resistance Versus Geometry of Appropriation
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
Azzam, Mai Friends for change: Friendship making among activists groups in Khartoum
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": The Muslim Students' Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Islamic Reform and Religious Change in Yorubaland, 1954 - 2014
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
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
Fulela, Brian Post-apartheid Subjectivities: Psychoanalysis and/in Place in the Novels of K. Sello Duiker, Kgebetle Moele and Sifoso Mzobe
Greven, Katharina Das Archiv als konstruierte Heimat – Die ‘Fantasie Afrika’ der beiden Kunstpatrone Ulli und Georgina Beier
Haile, Aklilu Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the "National Question" in Ethiopia: Genesis and Trajectory
Hansine, Rogers Justo Mateus The intraurban dimension of reproductive choices variation in Maputo, Mozambique – a qualitative study
Herzog, Carolin Zeitgenössische frankophone Romanliteratur in Burundi: Von einer regionalen Literatur zu einer Nationalliteratur?
Hollstegge, Julian Geographies of border-making in South Sudan's southern borderlands
Hornung, Madlen Renationale Tradescapes. Schaf- und Ziegenhandel in Äthiopien
Houngbedji, Gbeognin Mickael Lebensumstände und Perspektiven von auszubildenden Kindern in Werkstätten in Benin: Die Legitimität der Vorgaben der internationalen Konventionen und lokaler Gesetze zur Kinderarbeitsbekämpfung
Idhssaine, Abdellah Moroccan Language Policy and the Amazigh Language Revitalization
Janßen, née Schütze, Jaana Schaffung von Gemeinsamkeiten im Kontext kultureller Differenz - Sozialgeographische Perspektiven auf Prozesse von Vernetzung und Relationaler Integration somalischer Postmigranten in Deutschland und Finnland
Kamdem, Eliane A description and comparison of the tense-aspect systems and verbal negation in ten Bamileke languages
Kamel, Shaden Popular Facebook groups exculsively for women and women empowerment in Egypt
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
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 Postkoloniale Gegenbilder: Künstlerische Reflexionen des Erinnerns an den deutschen Kolonialismus in Namibia
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
Memunatu, Sheini Aspects of Dagombas' English
Mignano, Diana Carolina Liebe, Verliebtheit und Sexualität im Kontext der Prostitution in Diego Suarez (Madagaskar)
Mildner, Carsten Learning to be deaf in Benin
Minerba, Emiliano Historical-comparative analysis of the Swahili and Wolof metrical systems
Mohammed Ali, Rami Pursuing Order on Sudanese Hinterland Roads: An Ethnography of Travel Communities.
Müller, Sebastian Islamische Wohltätigkeit und glaubensbasierte Organisationen (FBO) - Motive und Aushandlungsprozesse muslimischer Akteure in Ost-Afrika
Muhammad, Dikko Female Voices in Northern Nigeria: An Exploration of Nature, Activism and Identity Politics in the Poetry of Nana Aishatu Ahmad, Angela Miri, and Maria Ajima
Nambula, Katharina Female Identity between Passivity and Agency, Contemporary Fiction by Ugandan Women Writers
Naumann, Lena New Sacred Art- Das Gesamtwerk Susanne Wengers im Kontext der nigerianischen Moderne
Ngum, Yvette Understanding Cultures and Identities in Cameroonian Cinema
Nur, Valerie Eine ethnologische Untersuchung über das Handwerk und die Arbeit der inadan Tuareg im Niger.
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
Osei-Tutu, Isaac Entrepreneurship and Prosperity Gospel. A Business and Corporate Ethical Perspective on Neo-Pentecostal/Charismatic Economy in Ghana
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
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
Schwarz, Fabian Sustainable bioenergy and biofuel potentials from agricultural crops and residues in Uganda and Tanzania
Seye, Mbaye Senegalesische Filme in Mediascape: Mous Sène Absas Filme Madame Brouette und Yoolé
Sharma, Mihir Black Lives Matter: Emerging Forms and Subjectivities of Activism in St. Louis, Missouri
Stoppok, Manfred Energy Culture and Consumption in Mumias, Western Kenya
Šváblová, Alžběta Actor interaction and institution-building in post-war Liberia
Tandia, Aboubakr Modernity, Islam and Peace in Independent Senegal: The dynamics of the role of Islamic authorities in peace building and conflict handling (1962 - 2012)
Voigt, Maike The Rise and Fall of Kenyan Entrepreneurs: Social Mobility in Kisumu
Wachira, James Nar*Rating Environmentalisms: Non*Human in Figurations Knowledges on Conservation, Endangerment and Environmental Justice in Selected Kenyan Eco-narratives.
Wandji Ngassa, Eudes Narcisse Cinéma et réinvention de l'imaginaire des Camerounais
Wüst, Andreas Kulturpolitik in Tunesien, Marokko und Mali nach dem Arabischen Frühling – Förderinstrument für Stabilität?
Yajalin, John Ebotui Internal Migration: Neighbourhood Associations and its Consequences on Political Participation in Urban Slums in Ghana
Yuan, Mingqing Kenya-China encounters in literary spaces: histories, presences and futureS from the 1960's till the present
Zöller, Katharina 'The Manyema Connection': Islam, mobility and urbanity in eastern Congo and Tanganyika, 1910s to 1950s