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Michaela Pelican, PhD (Jun.-Prof.)

Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology
Assistant Professor




Research interests:
Ethnicity, indigeneity, migration, transnationalism, Sub-saharan Africa, Cameroon, Gulf States, China.


Expertise relevant to the Forum:
Field research experience with ethnic groups in Cameroon and Gabon (since 1996); Interethnic relations and identity politics in Northwest Cameroon; Contemporary discourses of indigeneity, autochthony, and citizenship in Africa and their social and political implications; Ethnicity, citizenship, and exclusion in the context of mobility.