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Kroeker Lena 180x180 8.2016 Lena Kroeker
Kroeker Lena 180x180 8.2016

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Anthropology


Scientific career

  • Project mangagement since 7.2021
  • Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020: Research associate at the chair for Social Anthropology
  • Feb. 2013 - Nov. 2018: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies in the sub-project "Middle classes on the move - future concepts between freedom, consumption, tradition and morality”
  • May 2013: Research Prize for excellence in policy relevant research on developing countries, Verein für Sozialpolitik und KFW Development Bank
  • Nov. 2011: Coordinator at the Institute of African Studies (IAS), preparation of the symposium “Zukunftsforum 2011: ÜberMorgen – Trendsetter Afrika", University of Bayreuth
  • Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2013: Research associate at the Cultural & Social Anthropology research group
  • Oct. 2009 - Mar. 2010: Doctoral student representative at Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)
  • Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2012: BIGSAS doctoral student
  • Apr. 2005 - Sep. 2007: Technische Universität Darmstadt: Studies in the interdisciplinary specialization programme “Technologie und internationale Entwicklung (TUE)”
  • Oct. 2001 - Jan. 2007: Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main, Magister Artium in Historical Ethnology, African Linguistics, and Sociology, M.A. thesis: “The situation of the HIV-infected in the social and cultural environment in Bamako (Mali) from the perspective of those affected” (2007)

Work experience

  • Apr. 2017 - Nov. 2018: Research associate at the Cultural & Social Anthropology research group (Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber), University of Bayreuth
  • since Feb. 2013: Research associate and Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (BAAAS), University of Bayreuth
  • Jan. 2011 - Jan. 2013: Research associate at the Cultural & Social Anthropology research group (Prof. Dr. Erdmute Alber), University of Bayreuth
  • Apr. 2008 - Mar. 2011: Research associate and doctoral student at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS); University of Bayreuth
  • May 2007 - Nov. 2007: Assisent to the Africa group of the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), Frankfurt am Main
  • Feb. 2006 - Aug. 2006: Contributor to the “Gender” sector consulting project of Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn
  • Jan. 2006 - Feb. 2006: Consultant in the Project against Female Genital Mutilation, Mali; Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), Eschborn
Kroeker Lena 180x180 8.2016

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Anthropology


Research areas

  • Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Lesotho, South Africa, Mali), African diaspora
  • Middle Classes in the Global South, social differentiation, social security, medical anthropology (especially HIV/AIDS, health services research, fertility), gender and generation, future/time/temporality, education, uncertainty
  • Migration, Life Course Research

Current research project

Miscellaneous

  • Since 2019: Editor of the University of Bayreuth African Studies Online (Link)
Kroeker Lena 180x180 8.2016

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Anthropology


Publications

2021

Gez, Yonatan N.; Kroeker, Lena
The Committee and the Uncommitted : Material Assistance to Members in Need at a Pentecostal Ch ...
Pre-Print / Working Paper
Bayreuth, 2021. - 29 page
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005888 ...

Kroeker, Lena
Factual Conflicts and the Hegemony of Interpretation : Four Narratives and the Anthropologist’s ...
in EthnoScripts volume 23 (2021) issue 1. - page 59-77
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005559 ...

2020

Kroeker, Lena
Social mobility and class in Africa
The Middle Class in World Society : Negotiations, diversities and lived experiences
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020. - page 356-370
doi:10.4324/9781003049630 ...

2020

Schulze, Alexander
Gesundheitssicherung im Kontext sozialer Differenzierung : Wer tritt Krankenkassen im ländliche ...
publ: Kroeker, Lena
Bayreuth 2020. - VIII, 327 page . - (University of Bayreuth African Studies Online; 8)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005143 ...

Kroeker, Lena
Moving to Retain Class Status : Spatial Mobility among Older Middle-Class People in Kenya
in Africa Today volume 66 (2020) issue 3-4. - page 137-158
doi:10.2979/africatoday.66.3_4.07 ...

2019

Alber, Erdmute; Kroeker, Lena
Preparing old age in Kenya and Benin : A contribution to the debates on social differentiation ...
Zugehörigkeiten : Erforschen, Verhandeln, Aufführen im Sinne von Carola Lentz
Köln : Köppe Verlag, 2019. - page 231-246 . - (Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung; 42)

2019

Fichtmüller, Anna
Being In-Between : Middle Income Groups in Uganda and their Forms (and Absences) of Political ...
publ: Kroeker, Lena
Bayreuth 2019. - 428 page . - (University of Bayreuth African Studies Online; 7)
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00004540 ...

2018

Chembea, Suleiman Athuman
Competing and Conflicting Power Dynamics in Waqfs in Kenya : 1900-2010
publ: Kroeker, Lena
Bayreuth 2018. - X, 199 page . - (Bayreuth African Studies Online; 6)
http://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-epub-3 ...

Scharrer, Tabea; O'Kane, David; Kroeker, Lena
Introduction : Africa’s Middle Classes in Critical Perspective
Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. - page 1-31
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62148-7_1 ...

Kroeker, Lena
Middle Class Approaches to Social Security in Kenya
Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. - page 272-293

2018

Middle Classes in Africa : Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges
publ: Kroeker, Lena; O'Kane, David; Scharrer, Tabea
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. - XIII, 376 page . - (Frontiers of Globalization)
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62148-7 ...

rev.: Henning Melber

2017

Kroeker, Lena
Low Fertility and Secret Family Planning in Lesotho
Fertility, Conjuncture, Difference : Anthropological Approaches to the Heterogeneity of modern Fertility Declines
Oxford : Berghahn, 2017. - page 247-278 . - (Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality; 36)

Hänsch, Valerie; Kroeker, Lena; Oldenburg, Silke
Uncertain Future(s) : Perceptions on Time between the Immediate and the Imagined
in Tsantsa volume 22 (2017) . - page 4-17
https://tsantsa.ch/de/archiv/ausgabe-22/inhalt-22- ...

2017

Ungewisse Zukünfte = Futurs incertains
publ: Hänsch, Valerie; Kroeker, Lena; Oldenburg, Silke
Tsantsa
2017
https://www.tsantsa.ch/de/archiv/ausgabe-22/inhalt ...

2016

Kroeker, Lena
The Kenyan Middle Class and Responses to Social Security
(Re)Searching Nairobi’s Middle Class
Geneva , 2016. - page 33-44 . - (Kompreno Research Report; K0001)
http://www.bayreuth-academy.uni-bayreuth.de/resour ...

2015

Kroeker, Lena
In between Life and Death : Decision-making of HIV+ mothers in Lesotho
Münster, LIT, 2015. - 329 page (dissertation, 2013, )

rev.: Margret Jäger

2014

Kroeker, Lena
Meidung als Alltagshandlung in langfristigen Abhängigkeitsbeziehungen : Schwangere Frauen mit H ...
in Zeitschrift für Ethnologie (2014) issue 139. - page 179-198

2012

Kroeker, Lena
From Global Policies to Local Practices : Behavioural Advice for the Prevention of Mother-to-Ch ...
in Sociologus volume 62 (2012) issue 1. - page 47-71
doi:10.3790/soc.62.1.47 ...

2011

Kroeker, Lena
Lesotho’s Performance in the Global Gender Gap Index 2010 : Conflicts over Resources and Roles ...
Women's Life Worlds "In-Between"
Bayreuth , 2011. - page 80-100 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers; 7)
https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/349/1/BIGSASworks.pdf

Kroeker, Lena; Beckwith, Alyx
Safe Infant Feeding in Lesotho in the Era of HIV/AIDS
in Annals of Anthropological Practice volume 35 (2011) issue 1. - page 50-66
doi:10.1111/j.2153-9588.2011.01066.x ...

2011

Women's life worlds "in-between"
publ: Daniel, Antje; Kroeker, Lena; Schütze, Jaana; Fink, Katharina
Bayreuth : Inst. für Afrikastudien, 2011 . - (Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers; 7,[2])
http://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus-8 ...

2008

Kroeker, Lena
"Ich war wie eine Schlafwandlerin" : Sonderbehandlung von HIV/AIDS-Betroffenen in ihrer Familie
Im Blick der Anderen : auf ethnologischer Forschung in Mali
Frankfurt/M. : Brandes & Apsel, 2008. - page 70-89 . - (Wissen & Praxis; 147)

Bayreuth African Studies Online
publ: Kroeker, Lena
Bayreuth
https://epub.uni-bayreuth.de/view/series/Bayreuth_ ...

Kroeker Lena 180x180 8.2016

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Social Anthropology


Lena Kroeker
DFG research "(In)Security of the Kenyan Middle Classes: Social Mobility and the Fear of Falling"research associate

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