Prof. Dr. Uli Beisel


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-4232 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-4136 (fax)


Research interests

Science, Technology and Society; Global Health; Malaria; Human-Environment Relations

Geographical Area

Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Rwanda


Supervised Junior Fellows and their Research Projects

Junior Fellow

Research Project

Prempeh, Claudia

Powering Ghana? "Dumsor", a study of electricity and its absence

Hornung, Madlen

Renationale Tradescapes. Schaf- und Ziegenhandel in Äthiopien

Former Supervisions

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Liggins, Arlena

Struggling for visibility. The politics of diabetes diagnostics in Uganda

Academic Vita

since April 2014

Juniorprofessorship Culture and Technology in Africa, Department of Anthropology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

2012 – 2014

Lecturer in Human Geography, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, United Kingdom


Visiting Research Fellow, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland


DAAD Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

2010 – 2011

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anthropologies of African Biosciences Group, Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom


Visiting Research Fellow, Fondation Brocher, Geneva, Switzerland

2006 – 2010

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Human Geography, The Open University, United Kingdom

2005 – 2006

Master of Arts Environment, Culture and Society (distinction), Lancaster University, United Kingdom

1999 – 2005

Diplom, Psychology, University of Bremen, Germany


To see the list of publications, please click here.