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Katrin Sowa, M.A.

Short Biography

since September 2017: Attached Researcher to the Department of Environmental Studies and Community Development, Kenyatta University (Kenya)

since April 2017: PhD Research Fellow of the EUmanities Programm, a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School of the Humanities, Cologne

2014-2017: Student & Research Assistant at the Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Cologne

2014: Research and Study at the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, Gulu University (Uganda)

July 2016: Award of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Cologne for the M.A. Thesis

2013-2016: M.A. Anthropology at the University of Cologne

2009-2012: B.A. Sociology, Anthropology & African Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz

Thematic Interests and Regional Focus

Border Studies, Migration, Bureaucracy, Globalization, Political Anthropology.

East Africa.

Publications

2017. Street-Level Bureaucrats and Passport Networking: Practices of Immigration Law Enforcement in Northern Uganda. Cologne African Studies Centre: Culture and Environment in Africa Series, Issue 10.

 

Presentations

2017. “When my Antennas come out”: Practices of Immigration Law Enforcement in Northern Uganda - Perspectives from the Global South. Presentation at the Tensions of Europe Conference (Theme: Borders and Technology), Athens, September 2017.

2017. Passkontrolle als Kategorisierungsarbeit: Zur Umsetzung von Migrationsgesetzen in Norduganda. Presentation at the German Anthropological Association Conference (Theme: Zugehörigkeiten: Affektive, moralische und politische Praxen in einer vernetzten Welt), Berlin, October 2017.