Sabrina Maurus , M.A.

Junior Fellow


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth


Current Project

Battles over State Making on a Frontier - Dilemmas of Schooling, Young People and Agro-Pastoralism in Hamar, Southwest Ethiopia

Research Interests

childhood, youth, education, pastoralism, ethnicity, identity, agency

Geographical Area


Academic Vita

03/2017 - 06/2017

Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

since April 2014

Junior Fellow at BIGSAS

05/2013 - 12/2013

Research Assistant at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

2009 - 2012

Graduate Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth


Semester Abroad at Université Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, France

2006 - 2009

Undergraduate Studies in Comparative Studies in Cultures and Religions at the Philipps-Universität Marburg

Field Research

since 2012

Repeated field work in Southern Ethiopia

08 - 10/2010

Graduate field work in Ethiopia on girls and young women living and working on the streets of Addis Ababa


Maurus, Sabrina (2016). "Times of Continuity and Development. Visions of the Future among Agro-Pastoral Children and Young People in Southern Ethiopia". AnthropoChildren (6). | pdf

Maurus, Sabrina (2015). "Straßenkinder in Addis Ababa, Äthiopien- eine interdisziplinäre Forschung". In: Ethnologie und Soziale Arbeit. Fremde Disziplinen, gemeinsame Fragen?. Magnus Treiber, Nicolas Grießmeier and Christian Heider (ed./eds.). Leverkusen: Verlag Barbara Budrich. 29-46.

Maurus, Sabrina (2012). Rev. of "Youth Gangs and Street Children. Culture, Nurture and Masculinity in Ethiopia", by Paula Heinonen. DADA Rivista di Antropologia post-globale. December 2012. 116-119. | pdf