Prof. Dr. Eberhard Rothfuß


Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies
University of Bayreuth

95440 Bayreuth

+49 (0) 921 55-2278 (phone)

+49 (0) 921 55-2269 (fax)


Research interests

Pastoralism and Ethnic-Tourism in Southern Africa, Afro-Brazilian Identity, Socio-Spatial Urban Inequality (Favelas), Collective Governance, Critical (Southern) Theory, Intercultural Hermeneutics

Geographical Area

Southern Africa (Namibia, South Africa and Mozambique), Latin America (Brazil and Colombia) and Europe (Iberia)

Former Supervisions (non-exhaustive)

Former Junior Fellow

Research Project

Gruber, Valerie

Hansine, Rogers

The intraurban dimension of reproductive choices variation in Maputo, Mozambique – a qualitative study

Academic Vita

since 2014

Professor of Social Geography


Interim Professor, Chair of Social Geography, University of Bayreuth


Interim Professor, Department of Geography, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn


Habilitation, University of Passau

since 2003

Assistant Professor, Chair of Human Geography, University of Passau


PhD in Wuerzburg

Studies in Freiburg

Memberships and functions in academic organisations

Editorial Board of "Geotextos" (Universidad del Salvador, Brazil)
Member of the Verband der Geographen an Deutschen Hochschulen (VDGH, Association of Geographers at German Universities) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG)
Member of Geographischer Arbeitskreis Entwicklungstheorien
Member of Arbeitskreis Lateinamerika in DGfG
Member of the Institute of African Studies (IAS), Bayreuth


To see the list of publications, please click here.


Gruber, Valerie, Rothfuß, Eberhard (2016). Interkulturelle Managementforschung: Reflexive Gedanken über eine unreflektierte Denkschule. Outros Tempos 15 (26). 117-137.