Dr. Serawit Bekele Debele, 2017-2020
Serawit B. Debele was a Research Fellow at the SCD department. Since 2021, she is Leader of the Intersectionality Junior Research Group within the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence, University of Bayreuth. She is the author of “Locating Politics in Ethiopia’s Irreecha Ritual” (Brill, 2019). Currently, she is conducting research on religion and sexuality in Ethiopia. In her research, she combines historical and ethnographic approaches to trace the change and continuity of discourses on sexuality, and how the religious factor shapes those discourses. She is also a joint Editor-in-Chief of the journal of Secularism and Nonreligion. She also co-convenes the African Academy for Urban Diversity (AAUD), an academy overseen by the Socio-Cultural Diversity Department of MPI-MMG.