Former Staff and Doctoral Students

Dr. Fabien Affo

2007-2010 Research Project: "BMBF BIOTA West West III: The Socio-political Dimension of Landuse and Conservation in West Africa"

Dissertation: Production cotonnière et enjeux locaux à Banikoara au Bénin (une perspective sociologique) at Ecole Doctorale Pluridisciplinaire de la FLASH, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou

Published as: Affo, Fabien. 2012. Production cotonnière et enjeux locaux à Banikoara au Bénin: Une analyse sociologique des politiques publiques. Saarbrücken: Editions universitaires européennes.

Dr. Imogen Bellwood-Howard

2013-2017 Research Project: "BMBF GlobE-UrbanFoodPlus, Sub-project 6: The Socio-political Dimension of Critical Resource and Commodity Flows in Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture"

Dr. Kaderi Noagah Bukari

2013-2017 DAAD Fellowship Project: "Environmental Changes and Farmer-Fulani Herder Conflicts in Ghana: Implications for Security and Livelihoods"

Dissertation: "Farmer-Herder Relations in Ghana: Interplay of Environmental Change, Conflict, Cooperation and Social Networks", Göttingen 2016

Published as: Bukari, Kaderi N. 2017. Farmer-herder Relations in Ghana: Interplay of Environmental Change, Conflict, Cooperation and Social Networks. Göttingen: eDiss - Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Dr. Georges Djohy

2013-2017 DAAD Fellowship Project: "Pastoralism and Socio-technological Transformations in Northern Benin: Implications for Environmental Change Policies"

Dissertation: "Pastoralism and Socio-technological Transformations in Northern Benin: Fulani Innovations in Pastoral Migration, Livelihood Diversification and Professional Association", Göttingen 2016

Published as: Djohy, Georges. 2017. Pastoralism and Socio-technological Transformations in Northern Benin. Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology 10. Göttingen: Göttingen University Press.

Dr. Sascha Kesseler

2010-2013 Staff at the Göttingen Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2008-2010 Research Project: "BMBF BIOTA West West III: The Socio-political Dimension of Landuse and Conservation in West Africa"

Dissertation: "Wir schützen unseren Park. Aushandlungsprozesse von Raum, Identität und Institutionen im Pendjari-Nationalpark (Benin) / We are Protecting our Park. Negotiation of Space, Identity and Institutions in Pendjari National Park (Benin)", Göttingen 2015

Published as: Kesseler, Sascha. 2017. "Wir schützen unseren Park": Aushandlungsprozesse von Räumen, Identitäten und Institutionen im Pendjari-Nationalpark (Benin). Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology 9. Göttingen: Göttingen University Press.

Dr. Gabin Korbéogo

2004-2010 Research Project: "BIOTA West: Phytodiversity in the West African Sahel and Sudan Zone - Development and Evaluation"

Dissertation: La sécurité foncière comme compétence politique. Institutions, normes sociales et accès aux ressources naturelles au Gourma (Burkina Faso), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Published as: Korbéogo, Gabin. 2013. Pouvoir et accès aux ressources naturelles au Burkina Faso: La topographie du pouvoir. Etudes africaines. Paris: Harmattan.

Dr. Katrin Langewiesche

2001-2003 Research Project: "BIOTA West: Phytodiversity in the West African Sahel and Sudan Zone - Development and Evaluation" Subproject: "Local Plant Knowledge and Ressource Management in South-eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Benin"

Subproject: "Local Plant Knowledge and Ressource Management in South-eastern Burkina Faso and Northern Benin"

Dr. Annika Mannah

2004-2009 Research Project: "BIOTA West: Phytodiversity in the West African Sahel and Sudan Zone - Development and Evaluation"

Dissertation: Heiltraditionen und Biodiversität. Die ökologischen und soziokulturellen Bedingungen der „traditionellen“ Gesundheitsversorgung der Baatombu Nordbenins, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 2008

Published as: Mannah, Annika. 2009. “Heiltraditionen und Biodiversität: Die traditionelle Medizin der Baatombu Nordbenins.” Dissertation, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.

Dr. Eileen Bogweh Nchanji

2013-2017 Research Project: "BMBF GlobE-UrbanFoodPlus, Sub-project 6: The Socio-political Dimension of Critical Resource and Commodity Flows in Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture"

Dissertation: "Resource Flows and Technology Adoption in Tamale: Implications for Urban and Peri-Urban Vegetable Growers", Göttingen 2016

Dr. Jannik Schritt

2011-2017 DFG Research Project: "Significations of Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad"

Dissertation: "Petro-Democracy: Oil, Power and Politics in Niger", Göttingen 2016

Dr. Bianca Volk

2010-2013 Staff at the Göttingen Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2008-2010 Research Project: "BMBF BIOTA West West III: The Socio-political Dimension of Landuse and Conservation in West Africa"

Dissertation: "W wie Wildnis? Akteure, Ressourcen und Verhandlung im Nationalpark ‘W’, Benin / Actors, Resources and Negotiation in ‘W’ National Park, Benin", Göttingen 2016

Published as: Volk, Bianca. 2019. "Der prekäre Park": Akteure, Ressourcen und Verhandlung im Nationalpark W, Benin. Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology 14. Göttingen: Göttingen University Press.

Dr. Annika Witte

2011-2018 Staff at the Göttingen Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

2011-2018 DFG Research Project: "Significations of Oil and Social Change in Niger and Chad"

Dissertation: "An Uncertain Future - Anticipating Oil in Uganda", Göttingen 2018

Published as: Witte, Annika. 2018. "An Uncertain Future - Anticipating Oil in Uganda". Göttingen Series in Social and Cultural Anthropology 11. Göttingen: Göttingen University Press.