Dr. Sophia Thubauville

Thubauville FoA D700 20170522 007 FI Lankenau

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Education

Memberships

Publications

Research associate at the Frobenius Institute.

Responsible for the Ethnographic Library and Public Relations.

Research focus: Gender, cultural neighorhood, cultural rights, migration, higher education

Regional focus: Ethiopia, especially South Omo and Ethiopian-Indian relations

Research projects: see websites of AFRASO and the South Omo Research Center

 

Education

1999 - 2004    MA studies in Social Anthroplogy, African Languages and Political Science at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz

June 2004      MA in Social Anthropology at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, MA thesis: Maale Material Objects in Their Social and Ritual Context

April 2009       PhD in Social Anthropology at Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Dissertation: Lebensweg und Ritual. Eine Untersuchung zum Wandel weiblicher Machtnischen in Maale, Südathiopien

 

Jobs

01-06/2006    research associate, Sonderforschungsbereich 295 "Sprachliche und kulturelle Kontakte" der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2007/2008     research associate, Sonderforschungsbereich 295 "Sprachliche und kulturelle Kontakte" der Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

2008/2009     visiting lecturer, Institut für Ethnologie und Afrikastudien der Universität Mainz

2009/2010    research associate, Max-Planck-Institut für Ethnologie, Halle; co-director South Omo Research Center, Jinka, Ethiopia

2010-            research associate, Frobenius-Institut, Frankfurt am Main

 

Scholarships

06-08/2003   scholarship for field research Sulzmann-Stiftung

09-11/2003   intern fellowship DAAD

2006/2007    PhD grant, DAAD

 

Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerkunde (DGV)

European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA)

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Science (IUAES), Co-coordinator of the Commission for Migration und Diaspora Studies

African Studies Association in Germany

European Librarians in African Studies (ELIAS)

Frobenius-Gesellschaft

Kuratorium der Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Museen in Äthiopien e.V.

Orbis Aethiopicus

 

Publications

Monographs and edited volumes

2018 (Sophia Thubauville, Elias Alemu) Documenting southern Ethiopia: recognizing past legacies and forging the way forward. Hamburg: Lit Verlag

2018 (Felix Girke, Sophia Thubauville, Wolbert Smidt) Anthropology as Homage. Festschrift für Ivo Strecker. Köln: Köppe

2017 (Sabine Dinslage, Sophia Thubauville) Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited. Berlin: Reimer

2015 (Wolbert Smidt, Sophia Thubauville) Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories. Mekelle University: Frobenius Institute Frankfurt

2010 Die Wandernde ist eine Kuh. Lebenswege von Frauen in Maale, Südäthiopien. Köln: Köppe

2010 (Christina Gabbert, Sophia Thubauville) To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood
in southern Ethiopia. Köln: Köppe

Special Issues

2019 (Sophia Thubauville, Sayuri Yoshida) “Archives and Collections for/in Ethiopian Studies”, African Research and Documentation 135

2014 (Christina Gabbert, Sophia Thubauville) „Gender and identification in patrilineal and patriarchal societies: case studies from southern Ethiopia“, Paideuma 60

2012 (Susanne Epple, Sophia Thubauville) „Cultural diversity in Ethiopia between appreciation and suppression“, Paideuma 58

Articles in journals

2020 "Of Phallic Stele, Heroes and Ancient Cultures. Adolf Ellegard Jensen’s Research in Southern Ethiopia", Berose. Encyclopédie internationale des histoires de l'anthropologie, Paris. http://www.berose.fr/article2029.html

2019 „Images of Southern Ethiopia in the Archives of the Frobenius Institute“, African Research and Documentation 135:86-101

2019 "Negasso Gidada Solon (1943-2019)", Paideuma 65:329-336

2018 “Six Decades of Southern Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute”, Ityopis. Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Extra Issue 3:5-15

2018 (Sophia Thubauville, Elias Alemu) “Documenting Southern Ethiopia. Recognizing Past Legacies and Forging the Way Forward”, Ityopis. Northeast African Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Extra Issue 3:1-3

2017 (Frauke Eckl, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel, Sophia Thubauville) “Ethiopia’s Asian Options – A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements”, Insight on Africa 9(2): 89–108

2014 „From Ancient Trade Routes to Cooperation in Higher Education Indo-Ethiopian Relations and India's Role in Ethiopia's University Boom“, Journal of Sociologyand Social Anthropology Special issue:73-82

2014 „‘The Impure Outsider' Ritual Exclusion and Integration of Women in Maale, Southern Ethiopia“, Northeast African Studies 14(2):145-158

2014 (Christina Gabbert, Sophia Thubauville) „Gender and identification in patrilineal and patriarchal societies: case studies from southern Ethiopia“, Paideuma 60:139-154

2014 „Mobile women, immobile men? Gender and identification of women among the Maale of southern Ethiopia“, Paideuma 60:155-170

2013 „Local Knowledge versus National Development: Bride Seclusion among the Maale as a Period of Preparation and Consolidation“, African Studies Monographs Supplementary Issue 46:97-120

2013 „Indian Academics in Ethiopia – South-South Migration of Highly Skilled Indians“, Diaspora
Studies 6(2):123-133

2012 “Memorial for Heroes“, Tribal Art 64:84-91

2012 (Susanne Epple, Sophia Thubauville) „Cultural diversity in Ethiopia between appreciation and suppression“, Paideuma 58:153-166

2012 “Brides behind bars: Maale women as captives between tradition and development”,
Paideuma 58:213-228

2011 „Unabhängige Fremde. Mobilität und Identität von Frauen in Maale, Südäthiopien“, Paideuma 57:121-134

2011 (Richard Kuba, Sophia Thubauville) „Das Frobenius-Institut in Frankfurt“, EthnoScripts 35(2):91-97

2010 “Amity through intermarriage. Some outcomes of a workshop on intermarriage between the Maale, Aari and Banna people of southern Ethiopia”, in: Christina Gabbert und Sophia Thubauville (Hrsg.), To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia, 252-267. Köln: Köppe

2010 (Graziano Sava, Sophia Thubauville) “A branch of the Maale people? Ethnographic, historic and linguistic traces of contact of the Ongota people”, in: Christina Gabbert und Sophia Thubauville (Hrsg.), To live with others. Essays on cultural neighborhood in southern Ethiopia, 213-235. Köln: Köppe

Articles in edited volumes

2018 “Another topic please! Disquiet about transgender in Ethiopia”, in: Felix Girke, Sophia Thubauville und Wolbert Smidt (eds.), Anthropology as Homage. Festschrift für Ivo Strecker, 373-383. Köln: Köppe

2017 „Introduction. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute. Reconstructing Ethiopia’s past“, in: Sabine Dinslage und Sophia Thubauville (eds.), Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited, 12-24. Berlin: Reimer

2017 „Involuntary pioneers of ethnographic film in southern Ethiopia“, in: Sabine Dinslage und Sophia Thubauville (eds.), Seeking out wise old men. Six decades of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute revisited, 221-235. Berlin: Reimer

2016 (Christina Gabbert, Sophia Thubauville) „Cultural Neighbourhood in Ethiopia and the World?“, in: Eloi Ficquet, Ahmed Hassen und Thomas Osmond (ed.), Movements in Ethiopia, Ethiopia in Movement: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, 41-49. Los Angeles: Tsehai

2015 „Herma Plazikowsky-Brauner: A Life Devoted to Ethiopian Languages and Cultures“, in: Wolbert G.C. Smidt, Sophia Thubauville (eds.), Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories, 197-204. Mekelle University: Frobenius Institute Frankfurt

2015 „Leo Frobenius and Northeast Africa: An Indiscreet Secret Mission and the Foundation of Ethiopian Studies at the Frobenius Institute“, in: Wolbert G.C. Smidt, Sophia Thubauville (eds.), Cultural Research in Northeastern Africa. German Histories and Stories, 173-184. Mekelle University: Frobenius Institute Frankfurt

2014
„University Boom in Ethiopia and Professional Abundance in India: A New Wave of High-Skill Migration to Africa?“, in: Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan Lee (eds.), The Age of Asian Migration. Continuity, Diversity, and Suceptibility, 396-410. Cambridge: Scholars Publishing

2014
„Time has brought it!: Narrating female identities and change in Maale“, in: Susanne Epple (Hrsg.), Creating and Crossing Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of Social Categorization and Differentiation, 115-126. Münster: LIT

2013
„Getting Used to the Anthropologist“, in: Strecker, Ivo und Shauna LaTosky (Ed.), Writing in the Field. Festschrift for Stephen Tyler, 51-52. Wien, Berlin: LIT

2012
„Schlummernde Heiligtümer“, in: Deliss, Clementine (Hrsg.), Objekt Atlas – Feldforschung im Museum, 375-385. Bielefeld: Kerber

2011
„Briefe einer kühnen Expedition. Elisabeth Paulis Berichte aus Südäthiopien“, in: Jebens, Holger und Markus H. Lindner (Hrsg.), Herbarium der Kultur. Ethnographische Objekte und Bilder aus den Archiven des Frobenius-Instituts, 65-68. Frankfurt am Main: Frobenius-Institut