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Karim Zafer, M.A.

Short Biography

Karim Zafer is a lecturer and PhD candidate in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Cologne. He completed the interdisciplinary master's degree "Culture and Environment in Africa" in 2016 at the University of Cologne. He wrote his master thesis on "Perceptions of Sexual Harassment and the Islamic religious discourses in Cairo".

His current research focuses on Arab unaccompanied minor and youth refugees in Germany and their "Making a Family" process. 

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Forced Migration Studies, Islam, Kinship, Youth Studies.

North Africa and the Middle East.

Courses and Seminars

SoSe2021: Youth in the Middle East

Ws. 20/21: High-risk migration

SS. 20: Youth from and in the Middle East

WS.19/20: Anthropology of forced migration

SS.19: Political and lived Islam in Egypt

WS. 18/19: (Forced) Migration and Family