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Dr. Sophia Thubauville

Thubauville FoA D700 20170522 007 FI Lankenau

  

Tel.: 0049-(0)69-79833240

E-Mail: Thubauville[at]em.uni-frankfurt.de

 

Research associate at the Frobenius Institute.

Responsible for the Ethnographic Library and Public Relations.

Research focus: Gender, cultural neighorhood, cultural rights, migration, higher education

Regional focus: Ethiopia, especially South Omo and Ethiopian-Indian relations

Research projects: see websites of AFRASO and the South Omo Research Center

 

Education

1999 - 2004    MA studies in Social Anthroplogy, African Languages and Political Science at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

June 2004      MA in Social Anthropology at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, MA thesis: Maale Material Objects in Their Social and Ritual Context

April 2009       PhD in Social Anthropology at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Dissertation: Lebensweg und Ritual. Eine Untersuchung zum Wandel weiblicher Machtnischen in Maale, Südathiopien

 

Jobs

01-06/2006    research associate, Sonderforschungsbereich 295 "Sprachliche und kulturelle Kontakte" der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2007/2008     research associate, Sonderforschungsbereich 295 "Sprachliche und kulturelle Kontakte" der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2008/2009     visiting lecturer, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien der Universität Mainz

2009/2010    research associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Ethnologie, Halle; co-director South Omo Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia

2010-            research associate, Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt am Main

 

Scholarships

06-08/2003   scholarship for field research Sulzmann-Stiftung

09-11/2003   intern fellowship DAAD

2006/2007    PhD grant, DAAD

 

Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV)

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science (IUAES), Member of the Commission for Migration und Diaspora Studies

European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)

Frobenius-Gesellschaft

Kuratorium der Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Museen in Äthiopien e.V.

Orbis Aethiopicus

 

Publications

2018 Six Decades of Southern Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute. In: Elias Alemu and Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Documenting Southern Ethiopia. Recognizing Past Legacies and Forging the Way Forward. Ityopis. Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Extra Issue 3.

2018 together with Elias Alemu: Documenting Southern Ethiopia. Recognizing Past Legacies and Forging the Way Forward. Ityopis. Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Extra Issue 3.

2018 Another topic please! Disquiet about trasngender in Ethiopia. In: Felix Girke, Sophia Thubauville and Wolbert Smidt (eds.): Anthropology as Homage. Festschrift für Ivo Strecker, 373-383. Köppe: Köln.

2018 together with Felix Girke und Wolbert Smidt: Anthropology as Homage. Festschrift für Ivo Strecker. Köppe: Köln.

2017 together with Frauke Katharina Eckl and Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel: Ethiopia’s Asian Options – A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements. Insight on Africa 9(2).

2017 together with Sabine Dinslage: Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited. Berlin: Reimer.

2017 Introduction. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute. Reconstructing Ethiopia’s past. In: Sabine Dinslage and Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited, 12-24. Berlin: Reimer.

2017 Involuntary pioneers of ethnographic film in southern Ethiopia. In: Sabine Dinslage and Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited, 221-235. Berlin: Reimer.

2016 together with Christina Gabbert: Cultural Neighbourhood in Ethiopia and the World? In: Movements in Ethiopia, Ethiopia in Movement: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, eds. Eloi Ficquet, Ahmed Hassen and Thomas Osmond, 41-49. Los Angeles: Tsehai.

2015 together with Wolbert G.C. Smidt: Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories. Mekelle University, Frobenius Institute Frankfurt.

2015 Herma Plazikowsky-Brauner: A Life Devoted to Ethiopian Languages and Cultures. In: Wolbert G.C. Smidt, Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories. Mekelle University, Frobenius Institute Frankfurt: 197-204.

2015 Leo Frobenius and Northeast Africa: An Indiscreet Secret Mission and the Foundation of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute. In: Wolbert G.C. Smidt, Sophia Thubauville (eds.): Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories. Mekelle University, Frobenius Institute Frankfurt: 173-184.

2014 From Ancient Trade Routes to Cooperation in Higher Education Indo-Ethiopian Relations and India's Role in Ethiopia's University Boom. Journal of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Special issue 4 'Africa and India in the 21st century: Contets, Comparisons and Cooperation': 73-82.

2014 'The Impure Outsider' Ritual Exclusion and Integration of Women in Maale, Southern Ethiopia. Northeast African Studies 14(2): 145-158.

2014 together with Christina Gabbert: Gender and identification in patrilineal and patriarchal societies: case studies from southern Ethiopia. Paideuma 60: 139-154.

2014 Mobile women, immobile men? Gender and identification of women among the Maale of southern Ethiopia. Paideuma 60: 155-170.

2014 University Boom in Ethiopia and Professional Abundance in India: A New Wave of High-Skill Migration to Africa? In: Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan Lee (eds.): The Age of Asian Migration. Continuity, Diversity, and Suceptibility. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 396-410.

2014 "Time has brought it!": Narrating female identities and change in Maale. In: Susanne Epple (ed.): Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of Social Categorization and Differentiation. Münster: LIT: 115-126.

2013 Local Knowledge versus National Development: Bride Seclusion among the Maale as a Period of Preparation and Consolidation. African Studies Monographs, Supplementary Issue 46: 97-120.

2013 Getting Used to the Anthropologist. In: Strecker, Ivo und Shauna LaTosky (eds.): Writing in the Field. Festschrift for Stephen Tyler. Wien, Berlin: LIT: 51-52.

2013 Indian Academics in Ethiopia – South-south Migration of Highly Skilled Indians. Diaspora Studies 6 (2): 123-133.

2012 Schlummernde Heiligtümer. In: Deliss, Clementine (eds.): Objekt Atlas - Feldforschung im Museum. Bielefeld: Kerber.

2012 Memorial for Heroes. Tribal Art 64: 84-91.

2012 together with Susanne Epple: Cultural diversity in Ethiopia between appreciation and suppression. Paideuma 58: 153-166.

2012 Brides behind bars: Maale women as captives between tradition and development. Paideuma 58: 213-228.

2011 Unabhängige Fremde. Mobilität und Identität von Frauen in Maale, Südäthiopien. Paideuma 57, 121-134.

2011 Briefe einer kühnen Expedition. Elisabeth Paulis Berichte aus Südäthiopien. In: Jebens, Holger und Markus H. Lindner (eds.): Herbarium der Kultur. Ethnographische Objekte und Bilder aus den Archiven des Frobenius-Instituts. Frankfurt am Main: Frobenius-Institut.

2011 together with Richard Kuba: Das Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt. EthnoScripts 35(2): 91-97.

2010 Die Wandernde ist eine Kuh. Lebenswege von Frauen in Maale, Südäthiopien. Köln: Köppe.

2010 together with Christina Gabbert: To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia. Köln: Köppe.

2010 Amity through intermarriage. Some outcomes of a workshop on intermarriage between the Maale, Aari and Banna people of southern Ethiopia. In: Christina Gabbert und Sophia Thubauville (eds.): To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia. Köln: Köppe.

2010 together with Graziano Savà: The Ongota. A branch of the Maale people? Ethnographic, historic and linguistic traces of contact of the Ongota people. In: Christina Gabbert und Sophia Thubauville (eds.): To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia. Köln: Köppe.

2005 Maale Material Objects in Their Social and Ritual Context. Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Ethnologie und AFrikastudiesn der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Nr. 61. Online: https://www.ifeas.uni-mainz.de/workingpapers/AP56.pdf.