Dr. Michelle Engeler
Research associate (Fachbereich Ethnologie)
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
- political anthropology
Focus in Research:
- anthropology of the state
- youth studies
- academic lifeworlds
- life history
- West Africa, in particular Guinea and Burkina Faso