Sabine Mohamed

Sabine Mohamed


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Sabine Mohamed is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and is pursing her PhD at the Department of Anthropology at Ruprecht Karls University in Heidelberg. She holds an MA (2014) in Political Science, Anthropology and Islamic Studies from Heidelberg. She has worked as an intern in the International Department of the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Zürich, Switzerland (2014). She was a student research assistant in the Comparative Politics Department in Heidelberg (2008-2011), for Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant, and a research assistant in connection with an academic investigation of violence and multiple forms of discrimination, guided by Prof. Dr. María do Mar Castro Varela, in Berlin (2012).

Her doctoral research project examines the inscriptions of difference within a state project to create a pluralist vision of the nation in the aftermath of a violent political transition in Ethiopia. She is interested in the quotidian processes, rituals and performativity of ethnic diversity and how these may forge a collective identity and national unity in efforts to consolidate a political transition. Through ethnographic fieldwork, her research scrutinizes the figure of the other, Eritrean, familiar stranger, and investigates sites of infrastructural renewal in the inner city of Addis Ababa.It thus asks how both of these mechanisms are being translated into a pluralist nation-state project.

Her research interests are in social theory and ethnography, difference/diversity and violence, mimesis and alterity, and matters of representation.


Sabine Mohamed (2019). "Ethiopian image: face, trace, interiority", New Writing, DOI: 10.1080/14790726.2019.1567797

Eggers, Maureen Maisha and Sabine Mohamed (2014). „Schwarzes feministisches Denken und Handeln in Deutschland.“ In: Feminismen heute. Positionen in Theorie und Praxis. Edited by Franke, Yvonne/Mozygemba, Kati/Pöge, Kathleen/Ritter, Bettina/Venohr, Dagmar, 57–76. Reihe Gender Studies. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag.