Sabine Mohamed

Vita

Sabine Mohamed recently completed her doctoral work with the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity and received her Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg (summa cum laude, 2021). She has joined the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a "Bridge to Faculty” Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Fall of 2021. She holds an M.A. (2014) in Political Science, Anthropology, and Islamic Studies from the University of Heidelberg. She has been a Research Fellow at the Institute for Ethiopian Studies at the Addis Ababa University, and was also supported by the Heidelberg Graduate Academy, the Academy of African Urban Diversities, and the Society for Social Studies of Science. Prior to joining the Max Planck Institute, she worked at the International Department of the newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung in Switzerland. She was also a Research Assistant in connection with a study of violence and discrimination against LGBTQ* people of color in Germany at the Alice-Salomon-Hochschule in Berlin. Her dissertation and current book project, Losing Ground: Emergent Black Empire and Counter-Futures in Urban Ethiopia, ethnographically explores how categories of blackness and race, as well as experiences of urban and national dispossession, are attached to an infrastructure of emergent empire in East Africa.

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