Curriculum Vitae

Tabea Scharrer is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. Tabea is a social anthropologist working on migration, socio-economic inequality and religion. She is Habilitandin at the University of Bayreuth and Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Tabea has conducted research in refugee camps in Tanzania, about Islamic missionary movements in East Africa and with Somali migrants in Kenyan urban areas and in several European cities. Her publications include the monograph 'Narrative islamischer Konversion: Biographische Erzählungen konvertierter Muslime in Ostafrika' (transcript, 2013) and two co-edited volumes on 'Middle Classes in Africa' (Palgrave, 2018) and on 'Mobile Urbanity. Somali Urban Presence in East Africa' (Berghahn, 2019). In addition, she co-edited the first German-language handbook on forced migration research ('Handbuch Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung', Nomos, 2023). She is member of the editorial board of Comparative Migration Studies. At the MPI in Göttingen, she is working on her second monograph based on the material of her previous research with Somali migrants in Kenya and Germany. In it she analyses the relationship between class and migration, i.e. between social and spatial mobility.

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