Dr. Michelle Engeler


Research associate (Fachbereich Ethnologie)

Office

Ethnologisches Seminar
Münsterplatz 19
4051 Basel
Schweiz

Research associate (Professur Förster)

Office

Ethnologisches Seminar
Münsterplatz 19
4051 Basel
Schweiz

 

Curriculum Vitae

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 Research/ Teaching/ Region
Focus in Teaching:
  • qualitative research methods
  • youth
  • political anthropology
  • migration/mobility
 Focus in Research:
  • anthropology of the state
  • youth studies
  • academic lifeworlds
  • migration/mobility
  • borderland
  • methodology
  • life history
  Regional Focus:
  • West Africa, in particular Guinea and Burkina Faso