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Dr. lic. phil. Daniela Waldburger

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Office Hours: Monday, 11-12 a.m.

I am Senior Lecturer for Swahili (50%) and Lecturer for Linguistics. From 03/2017-02/2020 I was a post-doctoral researcher (50%) in a project funded by the FWF (“Employment-Tied Housing in (Post)Colonial Africa”, P29566-G28).
My current book project is based on the data from project related research stays in Lubumbashi (DR Congo) where I focus on the nostalgia of the ex-mineworkers. The study covers questions of linguistic strategies to cope with the loss of income that radically changed their perceptions of life. From a methodological perspective, the study is based on a shared authority approach.

My other research foci include sociolinguistis, discourse analysis and generally questions on language and power (mis)use, Swahili language and literatures, Swahili varieties and approaches of more including research methods. Research regions: Tanzania, Kenya, Lubumbashi (DR Congo), Comoro Islands.

International Cooperations:
I am key contact person for two international cooperations she successfully (re)established:
University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (reestablished in 2020), Memorandum of Understanding.
Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya (established in 2020), Faculty Agreement.

I was recently invited as a guest lecturer at the Centre de Formation et de Recherche de Mayotte.

Publications : See U:cris

I am member of the editorial team of the Swahili Forum (based in Germany) and Stichproben – Vienna Journal of African Studies.


Teaching (iCal)

Teaching prior to 2021W...

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