Dr. Ulf Vierke

Senior Fellow – Arts in Africa


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

Tel: +49 (0) 921 55-4501

Fax: +49 (0) 921 55-4602


Research Interests

material culture, African arts, popular culture, photography, curatorial studies and disability studies

Geographical Area

East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania), lusophone Africa (Angola and Mozambique)

Academic Vita

since 2010

Director of Iwalewa House, University of Bayreuth

since 2007

Director of DEVA (the digital archive of African studies), University of Bayreuth


Assistant Professor, University of Bayreuth


PhD in Bayreuth


Scholarship of the DFG Graduate Seminar “Intercultural Relations in Africa”

Memberships and functions in academic organisations


Member of Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)


Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Volkskunde (DGV)  


Member of Behinderung und Entwicklungszusammenarbeit e.V. (BEZEV)


Member of ICOM (Ethnography, ICR (Regional Museums) and AVICOM (New Media)) 


To see the list of publications, please click here.