Editorial Board

  • Tomi ADEAGA: Lecturer for African Literatures at the Department of African Studies of the University of Vienna.
  • Anaïs ANGELO: I am a Post Doc Researcher at the Department of 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.
  • Carl-Philipp BODENSTEIN: Doctoral student in African history and societies at the University of Vienna, specialising in urban history and historical geography with a focus on the transformations of physical and social spaces in urban Africa.
  • 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: Associate Professor in African History and Society at the Department of African Studies, University of Vienna, where she also obtained her PhD in 2005. She has published widely on a broad range of topics within African Studies, notably among them land rights issues and popular cultural practices in East Africa as well as in diasporic contexts. Her most recent research is situated at the crossroads of Mobility Studies and African Studies. From 2016-2021, Englert served as Deputy Head of the Research Platform Mobile Cultures and Societies at the Vienna University. Further, she serves Study Program Director for African Studies and has been a founding member and managing editor of Stichproben. Vienna Journal of African Studies since 2001. E-Mail: birgit.englert@univie.ac.at
  • Ingeborg GRAU: Retired lecturer in history in sub-Saharan Africa at 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 at African universities (with a focus on Dar es Salaam University and Walter Rodney) 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.
  • 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 Member of the Editorial Board

  • Veronika BILGER (2001-2014): Afrikawissenschaftlerin mit Schwerpunkt Migration. Arbeitet am International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in Wien.
  • Bianca BOROS (2017): Studium der Afrikawissenschaften, Bildungswissenschaften und Internationale Entwicklung an der Universität Wien. Studienassistentin am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften.
  • Elke CHRISTIANSEN (2001-2013): 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 (2008-2017): Studium der Afrikawissenschaften, der Internationalen Entwicklung und der Sozial- und Kulturanthropologie in Wien. Dissertation zum Thema: „Democratization Processes in Global Comparison. Governance of Oppositional Forces in Semi-Peripheral Societies.“ Forschungsschwerpunkte: Governance, Demokratie- und Transitionforschung.
  • Claudia DAL BIANCO (2011-2016): Studium der Afrikawissenschaften und der Internationalen Entwicklung. Arbeitet als Projektleiterin bei der Frauensolidarität in Wien.
  • Petra KARUME (2016-2017): Studium der Afrikawissenschaften und der Internationalen Entwicklung in Wien. Arbeitet als Universitätsassistentin prae doc am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Wien. Schreibt derzeit an einer Dissertation über historische Landschaftsveränderungen in einem peri-urbanen Forstreservat in Tansania.
  • Albert KRALER (2001-2013): 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 (2008-2017): Diplomstudium Internationale Entwicklung, Doktorat Afrikawissenschaften (Uni Wien). Interessenschwerpunkte: Flucht, Migration, Empowerment, Gender, Rassismusforschung, Entwicklungsforschung, Menschenrechte, Konzepte und Repräsentationen von Afrika, Wissenschaftsgeschichte Afrikas.
  • Irmi MARAL-HANAK (2001-† 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.
  • Karin OBERAIGNER (2001): Studium der Afrikawissenschaften an der Universität Wien.
  • Clemens PFEFFER (2011-2017): Studium der Internationalen Entwicklung in Wien. 2010-2015 Praedoc Universitätsassistent am Institut für Internationale Entwicklung der Universität Wien. Schreibt an einer Dissertation zum Thema 'Antikolonialer Widerstand in der Weimarer Republik, 1919-1933'.