Universität Wien FIND

Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Birgit Englert

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Office Hours: Currently, I am available via telephone or a video conference tool subject to prior appointments that can be arranged individually.
Please contact me at my email address birgit.englert@univie.ac.at in order to arrange for an appointment.

I am an Associate Professor in the field of African History and Society at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, Austria.

In the last 20 years, I have published on land right issues (ranging from land reforms to land grabbing), especially with a focus on gender, as well as on popular culture and youth culture with regard to politics. My regional focus has been on Eastern (especially Tanzania) and Southern Africa (especially Zimbabwe and South Africa) as well as on France where I worked on topics related to a Comorian diasporic context.
Other work has been dedicated to writings on qualitative research methodologies, most recently with a focus on audiovisual methods and on social media platforms as archives.

Currently, I am working on a project at the crossroads of African Studies and Mobility Studies.
This broader project involves, on the one hand, case studies on contemporary travel writing with regard to African contexts and, on the other hand, case studies on mobilities in the context of solidarity practices.

Current writing sub-projects include:

A history of entangled solidarities between actors in African countries and Palestine

International recruits and their missions to South Africa to help fight Apartheid from a mobility perspective

Foto (c) Birgit Englert

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Teaching (iCal)

2021W
143179 KU Methodological Foundations - Introduction to Interviewing, Observing, the Use of Archives, and Data Analysis
143233 VO+UE Introduction to African History - Lecture - Linking past and present
2021S
143232 SE Bachelor Seminar African History and Societies - Focus on Contemporary History
143254 SE Translocal solidarities from the mid-20th century to the present - from the Anti-Apartheid-Movement to Black Lives Matter and beyond
2020W
143179 KU Methodological Foundations - Introduction to Interviewing, Observing, the Use of Archives, and Data Analysis

Teaching prior to 2020W...

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