Miriam Badoux is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Anthropology, University of Basel. She obtained her BA in History and French from the University of Fribourg and graduated in 2013 with a Master in African Studies at the University of Leipzig. For her Master's thesis, she conducted a four-month fieldwork in Cameroon, where she explored the dynamics of informality in the case of small-scale logging. Besides her studies, Miriam gained experience in the civil society sector, notably while interning and working in the Africa Department of Transparency International, in Berlin.
Miriam is pursuing her PhD within the SNF-funded research project "Corruption, Conflict and Cities in East and West Africa". For her PhD research, she conducted fieldwork in Eldoret, Kenya, between 2014 and 2016 (PhD project).
Focus in Research
Research areas: land, politics, urban planning, informality, forest governance
Regional focus: East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), Central Africa (Cameroon)
Focus in Teaching
The ethnography of Kenya, Klassiker der Ethnologie, Übung Kultur, Politische Anthropologie
2014-2017: "Corruption, Conflict and Cities in East and West Africa"
2012-2013: "Discourses and Practices of Informality: A Case Study of Small-Scale Logging in Cameroon" (MA thesis)