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Hüseken Thomas 180x180 2.2021 PD Dr. Thomas Hüsken
Hüseken Thomas 180x180 2.2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Scientific career

  • 2017-2021: Research associate (independent position) at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth. Research project: Political Orders in the Making - comparative study of emerging forms of political organisation from Libya to Northern Mali (DFG)
  • Summer semester 2019 and winter semester 2019/20: Deputy professorship in Freiburg
  • April 2018: Habilitation
  • 2013 - 2017: Senior Assistant at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Lucerne
  • 2012 - 2013: Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich
  • 2011: Research associate on the DFG project "African Political Cultures"
  • Winter semester 2011/12: Visiting Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Vienna
  • 2007: Research associate on the DFG project "The Formation of Non-State Forms of Governance in Contemporary Africa
  • 2001-2006: Doctoral researcher in the research group of Prof. Dr. Georg Elwert †, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin; doctorate 2004 supervised by Georg Klute and Dieter Weiss
  • 1999-2001: Research associate in the DFG project "The core of experts, opportunities and problems of intercultural communication in projects of German governmental development cooperation
  • 1990-1998: Study of social and cultural anthropology and economics at the Free University of Berlin, Magister Artium

Memberships and functions

  • Board member of ABORNE (African Borderlands Research Network)
  • Review editor of Journal of Anthropology
  • Reviewer for Sociologus, Paideuma, Journal of Anthropology, Journal for Religious Studies
  • Member of the German Anthropological Association (GAA)
  • Member of the Swiss Anthropological Association
  • Member of the MENA Network Switzerland
  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Goethe Institute

Other professional activities

  • 2000-2006: Advisor for Development Cooperation at the College of the German Foreign Service
  • 2000-2005: Advisor at the German Development Institute (GDI)
  • 1999-2004: Lecturer for Intercultural Management at the Centre for British Studies of the Humboldt University in Berlin
  • 1997-1998: Director of the Section German as a Foreign Language at the Turkish-German School in Berlin
  • 1993-1994: Project Assistant at the Al-Qasr Rural Development Project of the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Marsa Matuh, Egypt

List of publications as pdf

Hüseken Thomas 180x180 2.2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


PD Dr. Thomas Hüsken is a research assosciate in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth. His work focuses on political anthropology and ethnological organizational research. His main research areas are North Africa and the Middle East.

His doctoral thesis "The Tribe of Experts" deals with the practice of intercultural management in projects of German governmental development cooperation.

Mr. Hüsken has worked on the economy of the Awlad 'Ali Bedouins in the Egyptian-Libyan border area and conducted research on tribal politics and political culture in Egypt and Libya.

Thomas Hüsken is co-founder of the African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE) and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Goethe Institute.

In 2021, he was appointed to the scientific advisory board of the "Institute de recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain des Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique". This is the project "La Jeune Recherche en Sciences Humaines et Sociales. Un outil de développement au service de la Libye" (http://irmc-jrshslibye.org).

Current research project

In his current research project "Political Orders in the Making: a comparative study of emerging forms of political organisation from Libya to Northern Mali" he is collaborating with Georg Klute, Dida Badi, and Amal Obeidi.

Hüseken Thomas 180x180 2.2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Publications

2010

Klute, Georg; Hüsken, Thomas
Emerging forms of power in two African borderlands : a theoretical and empirical research outli ...
in Journal of Borderlands Studies volume 25 (2010) issue 2. - page 107-121
doi:10.1080/08865655.2010.9695765 ...

2008

Klute, Georg; Hüsken, Thomas
Emerging forms of power in contemporary Africa : a theoretical and empirical research outline
Berlin : Schwarz, 2008. - 17 page . - (Diskussionspapiere / Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Fachgebiet Volkswirtschaft des Vorderen Orients; 101)

Hüseken Thomas 180x180 2.2021

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


PD Dr. Thomas Hüsken
Research associate

University of Bayreuth
Building: Zapf Haus 4
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