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Carolin Maevis, M.A.

Short Biography

Since 2012: Lecturer at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Cologne.

2012: Master of Arts in Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne. Master Thesis (Magisterarbeit): "Mediated immediacy – Safari Tourism in Kenya and the making of an authentic experience of African nature".

2009/2010: study of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille I.

2008-2012: student assistant at the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne.

2008: Bambara language course in Bamako (Mali) at the Centre National des Ressoures de l’Education non formelle (CNR-ENF).

2005-2012: study of Social and Cultural Anthropology, African Studies and Science of Education at the University of Cologne.

Academic Membershipds/Awards

2008-2012: Nomination and scholarship 'Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes'.

2008: DAAD Scholarschip language course Bambara.

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Translocal mobility, media, religion, gender.

West Africa, France.

Research Projects

Mobility, Media and Morality. Translocal Extensions of an Islamic Revival Movement – Paris and Bamako. (PhD Project)

Mediated Immediacy – Safari Tourism in Kenya and the Making of an Authentic Experience of African Nature. (2011-2012, completed. Part of "Mediality and Local Creativity in the Negotiation of Social-Ecological Resilience, Collapse and Reorganisation", Sub Project of the DFG FOR 1501: Resilience, Collapse and Reorganisation in Social-Ecological Systems of East- and South Africa's Savannah)           

Courses and Seminars

Winter Semester 16/17: Ethnologisches Wissen in Forschung und Berufspraxis

Winter Semester 2014/15: Forschendes Lernen - Mobilität in und aus Westafrika

Summer Semester 2014: Ethnologische Perspektiven auf Mobilität und Medien

Summer Semester 2013: Diaspora und Islam

Winter Semester 2012/13: Mali - lokal Prozesse, global Dynamiken