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Katrin Sowa, M.A.

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Currently Taught Courses

EM | Überblick über die Ethnologische Berufspraxis. Vor-und Nachbereitung des Praktikums (BA-EM1, MA EM3) 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CoursePraktikum
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
Workshop Intercultural Skills 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CoursePraktische Uebung
Course LanguageDeutsch
Room315 Hörsaal H230 (20 Sitzpl.) (315/EG/0.10) 
CEA BM1.1. | Introduction to Culture and Environment in Africa 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseVorlesung
Course LanguageDeutsch
RoomVirtuelle Veranstaltung - kein Raum
Independent Studies (CEA-SM6) 
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Duration2 Semesterwochenstunden
Type of CourseKurs
Course LanguageEnglisch
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Short Biography

since April 2020: Assistant Professorship at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne, Co-supervising the M.A. program "Culture and Environment in Africa"

2018-2019: 18-months stay in Kenya for fieldwork and teaching at Kenyatta University, Nairobi

2017-2020: Attached Researcher to the Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University (Kenya)

since April 2017: PhD Research Fellow of the EUmanities Programm, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School of the Humanities, Cologne

2014-2017: Student & Research Assistant at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne

2014: Research and Study at the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu University (Uganda)

July 2016: Award of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Cologne for the M.A. Thesis

2013-2016: M.A. Anthropology at the University of Cologne

2009-2012: B.A. Sociology, Anthropology & African Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Border Studies, Migration, Bureaucracy, Globalization, Political Anthropology.

East Africa.

Publications

2020. Cultural Profiling During Passport Control: Ugandan Migration Officers’ Informal Selection Practices. Sociologus: Journal of Social Anthropology vol 70, 1.

2017. Street-Level Bureaucrats and Passport Networking: Practices of Immigration Law Enforcement in Northern Uganda. Cologne African Studies Centre: Culture and Environment in Africa Series, Issue 10.

 

Presentations

2019. Enforcing the "Smooth Flow": Challenges of New Mobility Infrastructures at Kenyan Borders. Presentation at the European Conference on African Studies in Edinburgh.

2017. “When my Antennas come out”: Practices of Immigration Law Enforcement in Northern Uganda - Perspectives from the Global South. Presentation at the Tensions of Europe Conference in Athens.

2017. Passkontrolle als Kategorisierungsarbeit: Zur Umsetzung von Migrationsgesetzen in Norduganda. Presentation at the German Anthropological Association Conference in Berlin.