Editorial board

  • Tomi ADEAGA: Postdoc in African languages and literatures in the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna.
  • Anaïs ANGELO: I am a Post Doc Researcher at the Institute for African Studies, University of Vienna (Austria), where I am working on a project entitled “Where are the Women? Power, Gender and Political Biographies in Kenya” under the supervision of Professor Kirsten Rüther. Originally trained as a political scientist in Sciences Po Paris, I started specialising in African studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, USA). I then decided to turn to history to study from a fresh angle the roots of presidential power in Sub-Saharan Africa. I completed my Ph.D. dissertation at the Department of History and Civilisation, European University (Italy), which was then turned into a book entitled “Power and the Presidency in Kenya: The Jomo Kenyatta Years” (Cambridge University Press, 2020). For my current post-doc project, I explore the careers of the first Kenyan women who campaigned for a parliamentary seat in the 1960s-1970s, a time that when politics remained essentially male.
  • Ulrike AUER: Studied African studies and musicology at the University of Vienna. Head of the secretary's office of the Department of African Studies since 1999. Responsible for administrative affairs of Stichproben since 2009.
  • Eric BURTON: Assistant Professor for Global History at the Institute for Contemporary History at the University of Innsbruck. Following studies in international development and cultural and social anthropology at the Universities of Vienna and Dar es Salaam, he wrote his dissertation in history on African socialism in Tanzania and the development policies of the GDR and the FRG. In 2019 he was a guest lecturer at the University of Ghana in Legon. He also worked as an academic project collaborator, lecturer and guest researcher at the University of Vienna, the SFB 1199 of the University of Leipzig and the University of Exeter, specialising in the fields of development policy, socialism and educational migration. Current research project on "Hubs of Decolonization: Cairo, Accra and Dar es Salaam, 1956-65".
  • Birgit ENGLERT: Assistant professor of African history and societies in the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna. Research areas: land rights, youth culture, popular culture, qualitative methods. Regional focus: East Africa, particularly Tanzania and the Comoran diaspora. Lead researcher in the research project "Popular Culture in Translocal Spaces (2014-2018), Deputy Head of the Department of African Studies (2016-2018), Vice Director of Studies of the department of African Studies since 2018, chief editor of Stichproben (until 3/2013 and again from 7/2016).
  • Bea DE ABREU FIALHO GOMES: Studied African studies. Senior Lecturer in the Department of International Development in Vienna. Research areas: aid-based development, racism and development, transnational spaces, luso-african spaces, Creole studies.
  • Ingeborg GRAU: retired lecturer in history in sub-Saharan Africa in the department of African Studies and in the Department of International Development of the University of Vienna. Research areas: British colonialism and missionary activities, colonialism, religion and „development“, history and literatures, gender studies, development of gender relations in historic processes.
  • Immanuel R. HARISCH: is a Doctoral Candidate in History at the research platform “Mobile Cultures and Societies” at the University Vienna, Austria, working on the topic of African trade unionists in the global South as well as in East and West during the Cold War. He holds Master degrees in both African Studies and International Development Studies with a term abroad at the University of Dar es Salaam. Among his fields of interests are Socialisms in Africa, knowledge production processes in the global South and the former Eastern bloc, and the history of trade unionism in Africa. His studies and research interests led him frequently to the Campus of Dar es Salaam University.
  • Martina KOPF: Senior Lecturer in African literatures in the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna. Former editor of the newspaper Südwind - Magazin für internationale Politik, Kultur und Entwicklung (2004-2009). Researcher under the FWF-funded project Colonial Concepts of Development in Africa, 1920-1960 (2009-2012), Fellow at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research of the University of Duisburg-Essen (2014-2015) and visiting professor in the Department of International Development of the University of Vienna (2015). Research areas: African literatures and cultures in the 20th and 21st centuries. Narratives of development in colonial and postcolonial literatures. Trauma, narration and ethics of representation. Feminist theory and gender representations.
  • Clemens PFEFFER: Studied international development in Vienna. 2010-2015 Praedoc assistant in the Department of International Development in Vienna. Working on a dissertation on the topic "Antikolonialer Widerstand in der Weimarer Republik, 1919-1933".
  • Kirsten RÜTHER: professor of African history in the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna. Former historian and researcher in African studies at the Leibniz University of Hannover, the University of Hamburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen, University of Zurich. Methodology: history of entanglement. Regional focus: Southern Africa. Research areas: Christianisation and colonialism, health and popular culture, kinship studies, cities and housing.
  • Walter SCHICHO: Univ.Prof. im Ruhestand seit 2010. Forschungsschwerpunkte: Afrikanische Zeitgeschichte und Entwicklungsforschung. Regionalschwerpunkte: Tanzania, Demokratische Republik Kongo, frankophones Westafrika.
  • Dominik SPÖRKER: Studium der Afrikawissenschaften (seit 2012) und Geschichtswissenschaften (2011-2016) an der Universität Wien. Studienassistent am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften und Studienrichtungsvertreter.
  • Arno SONDEREGGER: Senior Lecturer für Afrikanische Geschichte und Gesellschaften am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Wien (seit 2010), Lehrstuhlvertretung der Professur für Geschichte Afrikas am Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2012-13); Stellvertretender Institutsvorstand an den Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Wien (2011-14); Lektor im Projekt Internationale Entwicklung (2005-10) und am Institut für Afrikanistik (2004-10); DOC-Stipendiat der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (2002-04); Dissertationsstudium: Afrikanische Geschichte (2002-05), Magisterstudium: Theaterwissenschaft (1993-94), Völkerkunde (1993-98), Afrikanistik (1994-2000). Lehr- und Forschungsinteressen: Politische-, Sozial-, Kultur- und Ideengeschichte Afrikas, Globalgeschichte, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Historische Rassismusforschung.
  • Daniela WALDBURGER: Afrikanistin und Linguistin. Senior Lecturer für Swahili am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften in Wien.
  • Katharina WURZER: Studium der Afrikawissenschaften und Politikwissenschaft an der Universität Wien. Studentische Mitarbeit in Forschung und Lehre am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, Staatswissenschaft und am Institut für Internationale Entwicklung.

Former members of the editorial board

  • Veronika BILGER: Afrikawissenschaftlerin mit Schwerpunkt Migration. Arbeitet am International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Wien.
  • Bianca BOROS: Studium der Afrikawissenschaften, Bildungswissenschaften und Internationale Entwicklung an der Universität Wien. Studienassistentin am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften.
  • Elke CHRISTIANSEN: Studium der Afrikawissenschaften mit den Schwerpunkten Entwicklungspolitik und Internationale Beziehungen an der Universität Wien. Leitet das Sekretariat für die Studienrichtung Internationale Entwicklung an der Universität Wien.
  • Martina CIGANIKOVA: Studied African studies, international development as well as cultural and social anthropology in Vienna. Dissertation on the topic: „Democratization Processes in Global Comparison. Governance of Oppositional Forces in Semi-Peripheral Societies.“ Research areas: governance, democracy and transition.
  • Claudia DAL BIANCO: Studium der Afrikawissenschaften und der Internationalen Entwicklung. Arbeitet als Projektleiterin bei der Frauensolidarität in Wien.
  • Petra KARUME: Studied African studies and international development in Vienna. Prae doc in the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna. Working on a dissertation on historical landscape changes in a periurban forest reserve in Tanzania.
  • Albert KRALER: Politikwissenschaftler und Afrikanist mit Schwerpunkt Migration. Arbeitet als Programme Manager am International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), daneben Lehraufträge an der Universität Wien und der TU Wien.
  • Miša KRENČEYOVÁ: Studied international development (diploma studies), doctorate in African studies (University of Vienna). Research areas: asylum, migration, Empowerment, Gender, racism, development, human rights, concepts and representations of Africa, African history of science.
  • Irmi MARAL-HANAK († August 2011): Ao. Professorin am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften an der Universität Wien. Forschungsschwerpunkte: Swahili – Sprachvermittlung und Literatur, Kommunikation und Entwicklung, Diskursanalyse, feministische Entwicklungskonzepte, Sozialpolitik. Regionalschwerpunkt: Ostafrika.