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University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers

University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers

The “University of Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers” published by the IAS report on current work that is being carried out within the framework of the Bayreuth African Studies and its cooperation network. The working papers usually present work in progress and aim to stimulate discussion and feedback.

We cordially invite IAS members and scientists from the University of Bayreuth, their guests and cooperation partners to present empirical studies, theoretical work and ongoing research in the series. In addition, excellent bachelor and master theses are published on recommendation.

All contributions go through an internal review process at the University of Bayreuth. Contributions can be submitted to the editor-in-chief:

Editor in Chief:
Sabrina Maurus (sabrina.maurus@uni-bayreuth.de)

The editor-in-chief is supported by a thematically oriented team during the review process ... more

Editor: Institute for African Studies: Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi (director), Prof. Dr. Eva Spies (vice director)

Volumes in the series from volume 22 ... more
Volumes in the series up to volume 21 ... more

Africa Multiple connectsHide

This series offers members and guests of the Africa Multiple: Reconfiguring African Studies Cluster of Excellence the opportunity to provide insight into their current research and to put it up for discussion. The contributions deal with the core concepts of the cluster (“multiplicity”, “relationality”, and “reflexivity”), the research within the Research Sections and Africa Cluster Centres, (ACC) and the discussions in the Knowledge Lab. These texts are intended to contribute to the reconfiguration of the African studies. They are based on lectures, workshop contributions and panels, and working group discussions. ...more

Academy reflectsHide

This series enables the postdoc working groups and fellows of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence to make preliminary findings of their research and activities available to a broad academic audience. The working papers currently published here are based on lectures, workshops, and research work carried out during the fellowship or the duration of the working group in the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies. ...more


This series offers doctoral candidates from the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) - the opportunity to publish their current research. BIGSASworks! not only opens up the possibility of first publications, but also the chance to gain experience as an editor: PhD students work as editorial teams on a topic of their choice in a special issue. They are supported in the publication process by an experienced scholar at BIGSAS... ...more

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