Herr PhD Kelemework Tafere Reda

Einladende Institution: Prof. Dr. Kurt Beck, Lehrstuhl für Ethnologie
Aufenthalt: 01. Oktober 2011 - 31. Dezember 2011
Heimatuni: Mekelle University (Äthiopien)
Informationen zur Person: Kelemework Tafere Reda (Mekelle University, Ethiopia) is an assistant professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Mekelle University in Ethiopia’s Northern Tigray region. MU is one of Ethiopia’s most promising and booming young universities and is committed to anthropological expertise in various fields and subjects. Kelemework Tafere Reda started his teaching and research career at Haramaya University where he worked until 1995. He coordinated postgraduate programmes and acted as University external relations chief. He did his BA, MA and PhD training in Educational Psychology, Social Anthropology and Ethnology respectively. His current work deals with “The Social and Political Impacts of the Millenium Hydropower Project in Ethiopia”, following his research interests in natural resource-based conflicts, dams and indigenous people – topics he could discuss with various scholars and specialists in this field at Bayreuth University. Kelemework Tafere Reda, whose stay from October to December 2011 was funded by the DAAD, was invited by Kurt Beck, Chair of Anthropology at Bayreuth University. Kurt Beck and Magnus Treiber had already paid a visit to Mekelle University in October 2010.