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Franziska Fay

Franziska Fay is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz. She holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. Prior to that she studied African Linguistics (Swahili), Education, and Cultural Anthropology at Goethe University, the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) and at the SOAS. Between 2017-2021 Fay was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Research Centre Normative Orders at Goethe University and Visiting Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin.

Research Interests
  • Political Anthropology
  • Childhood and youth
  • Islamic education
  • Aid and conflict
  • (Swahili) diaspora und belonging
  • Infrastructure and memory
  • Visual research methods
Regional Focus
  • East Africa (Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya)
  • Arabian Peninsula (Oman)

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