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Valerie Nur, M.A.

nur-valerie_ma_neu Valerie Nur, M.A.
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Academic Career

  • Since September 2020: Research associate at the department of Anthropology in Africa (Prof. Dr. Andrea Behrends), University of Bayreuth
  • May 2019 – Sept. 2020: parental leave
  • Nov. 2017 – May 2019: Research associate at the Chair of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck), University of Bayreuth
  • Mar. – Oct. 2017: parental leave
  • 2013 – 2015: Scholarship holder of "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"
  • since Oct 2012: Junior Fellow at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)
  • Oct. 2011 – March 2012: PROMOS Scholarship (DAAD) for field research in Niger
  • 2009 – 2011: Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology (final grade: 1,0), FU Berlin
  • Jan. – Jul. 2010: Studies abroad at the Maison méditerranéenne des sciences de l'homme (MMSH), Université de Provence, France
  • 2008 – 2009: Master Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology and Arabic, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 2004 – 2007: Bachelor of Arts in African Culture & Society, focus on religions and history of Africa, University of Bayreuth
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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Research areas

  • West Africa and Sahara, Mali, Niger, Tschad
  • Work, body, knowledge and practice, learning, craft and oasis economies, nomadism, mobility, economic anthropology, digital anthropology

Research experience

  • 12/2014 – 05/2015: field research in Agadez and the Aïr mountains, Niger
  • 02 – 12/2013: PhD project, 10 months of field research in Niamey, Maradi, Gadabedji and the Aïr mountains in Niger about „Craft as social practice among the endogamous professional group of inadan Tuareg of the Aïr in Niger“
  • 11/2011 – 02/2012: explorative field research in Niger, supported by the PROMOS Scholarship (DAAD), FU Berlin
  • 06 – 10/ 2009: field research in Gao and Kidal, Mali, for the Master's thesis „Craftspeople and pastoralists: Work, social organization and exchange
nur-valerie_ma_neu

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Publications

year    2018   2017    all years

2017

Hänisch, Valerie
Technical Action in Flow, and the Moment when Kato hit his finger
Körper, Technik, Wissen : Kreativität und Aneignungsprozesse in Afrika ; in den Spuren Kurt Becks
Berlin : LIT, 2017. - page 259-273 . - (Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 79)

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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Anthropology in Africa


Valerie Nur, M.A.
Research Associate

University of Bayreuth
Building: GW II, Room 00.21
Universitätsstraße 30
​D-95447 Bayreuth

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E-mail: valerie.nur@uni-bayreuth.de
Homepage: Anthropology | Universität Bayreuth

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