Dr. Michelle Engeler
Lehrbeauftragte
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Digital Humanities Lab

Lehrbeauftragte

Digital Humanities Lab
Bernoullistrasse 32
4056 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 27 48
michelle.engeler@unibas.ch


Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Professur Meiu

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Ethnologisches Seminar
Münsterplatz 19
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Tel. +41 61 207 27 48
michelle.engeler@unibas.ch

Michelle Engeler is a postdoctoral researcher, lecturer and project coordinator (MIGCHOICE) at the Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Basel. Her current research project investigates youth, migration and development in West Africa. Previous projects concentrated on the im/mobility of highly skilled people of West African origin and the youth-state nexus in Guinea. 

Her PhD thesis (completed in 2013) focused on young people living in a Guinean border town. Key questions addressed young people's agency, different actors' life trajectories and the state in the making.

Focus in Teaching:

  • qualitative research methods
  • youth
  • political anthropology
  • migration/mobility
  • Anthropology of the State
  • Youth Studies
  • Academic Lifeworlds
  • Migration/Mobility
  • Borderland
  • Methodology
  • Life History
  • West Africa, in particular Guinea and Burkina Faso