Die Afrikaforschung in Basel blickt auf eine lange Tradition in diversen Institutionen in der Region zurück und wird durch das Bekenntnis der Universität Basel zur Forschung zu, in, mit und für Afrika weiter gefördert. Unser Zentrum ist die Schnittstelle für den Austausch zwischen den verschiedenen Disziplinen und Fakultäten sowie den ausseruniversitären Partnerinstitutionen im Forschungsnetzwerk Afrika.

Auf der Grundlage der vorhandenen Kompetenzen und Forschungsinteressen setzt das Forschungsnetzwerk Afrika Schwerpunkte in sechs Forschungsbereichen. Zudem verfügen die angeschlossenen Fachbereiche, Departemente und Institutionen über jeweils eigene Forschungsprofile. 


Die Forschung in den fünf Kernbereichen trägt dazu bei, wichtige Lücken im Verständnis des raschen Wandels afrikanischer Gesellschaften zu schliessen, konzeptionelle und methodische Herausforderungen in der interdisziplinären und disziplinären Forschung anzugehen und die sozioökonomische Entwicklung auf dem Kontinent voranzutreiben.

Fachbereiche, Departemente und Partnerorganisationen

Das Forschungsnetzwerk Afrika basiert auf den Kompetenzen und Aktivitäten verschiedener Forschungsgruppen, Fachbereiche und Departemente der Universität Basel und von Partnerorganisationen. Sie alle tragen zur Forschung zu, in, mit und für Afrika sowie zu Lehre und Ausbildung am ZASB bei.

Adebayo-Ojo Temitope Christina Developing an air quality health index for Cape Town, 2001-2016
Ali Faisal Nooh Epidemiological and clinical investigations of chronic oncommunicable diseases in Eritrean refugees living in Ethiopia and Switzerland
Altrogge Judith Context and Agency in Assisted Return Migration to the Gambia. Migration regimes and the political effect of return
Amadou Mamane Tassiou Youth and public sphere in Niger: dynamics of the ‘fadas’ of Zinder
Amstutz Alain Supporting Lesotho on the way towards the UNAIDS 90-90-90 targets: Operational and clinical research addressing HIV/AIDS care in resource-limited settings
Arowosegbe Olalekan Oluwaseyi Constructing surface level particulate matter concentration statistical models and investigating the association between particulate matter air pollution and adverse health outcomes in South Africa
Bachmann Samuel The Future of African Heritage in Switzerland
Badoux Miriam Corruption, Conflict and Cities in East and West Africa
Betschart Thomas How Transport Infrastructure shapes Territory in Contemporary Africa
Bishop Stephanie Zambian Water Diaries: Technology in Practice
Brunner Nina The impact of scaling up rectal artesunate on severe malaria case management practices in three Sub-Saharan Africa countries
Buhl-Colmsee Andrea Christina Images of Palliative Care in Tanzania – A Hospital-Ethnography in a Cancer Clinic in Dar es Salaam
Daoua Raja Emerging Trends, Developments and Opportunities of Islamic Finance: The Moroccan Case
Dugsiye Sharmarke Jama Pastoral Conflict Management and the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Managing Pastoral Conflicts, Somali Region, Ethiopia
Eburi Losoha Maria Esther Leticia Improvement of immunization uptake among pregnant women in Equatorial Guinea: Mixed methods approach
Giroux Jennifer Violence Next to Peace: Toggling between social spaces in the Niger Delta
Graf Andrea Out of Sight? Bilharzia in Madagascar as a Global History of ‘Neglected Tropical Diseases’, 1950 to the present
Herzog Kai Florian Violent Encounters: Practices and Perceptions of Violence in Southern Namibia and the Northern Cape, c. 1880-1910
Hufschmidt Max  
Fadeyi Tolulope Esther Engendering the Colony: Maternal Health, Indigenous Knowledge and European Medicine in Southwest Nigeria, 1925-1960
Jenni Franziska Art/articulations: Art and the formation of Social Space in African Cities
Kanyimba Tebuho Winnie  
Karim Aliya A Systems-Wide Analysis of the RAcE Programme: A Multi-Case Health System Study of an Integrated Community Case Management Program in Five African Countries
Kifyasi Andrea Azizi Diplomatic History of China Medical Assistance to Africa, a Case study of Tanzania, 1960s to 2015
Kocher Eva  The formation of the Sub-Saharan insurance industry in the second half of the 20th century
Konate Katienegnimin Seydou Bestiaire et biotope végétal dans la littérature de jeunesse de Côte d’Ivoire
Leuenberger Andrea Associations between natural resource extraction projects and social determinants of health in Africa
Lühe Ulrike  Knowledge production and transitional justice in Mozambique
Lyonga Frida Homosexuality and the African: Change and Persistence of Homophobic Attitudes among African Migrants in Switzerland
Mapesi Herry Non-communicable diseases in people living with HIV in Rural Africa: tackle the double burden
Matowo Nancy Entomological and molecular characterization, insecticide resistance testing and screening for arboviruses, filarial worm and malaria parasites in culicine species in Ulanga and Kilombero districts, south-eastern Tanzania
Maurer Rueda Matthias Immigration and political identity: Ethnographic studies of retribalization among political activists in Switzerland
McBride Sindi-Leigh Political settlements and public spheres: comparative analysis of economic sophistication in South Africa and Nigeria
Mlacha Francis Daudi The history of insurances in East Africa
Müller Barbara The Student Movement and the Matabeleland Conflict in Zimbabwe 
Mussie Kirubel Ethical issues in the care of older people in Ethiopia
N'Dri Bédjou Prisca Malaria in Elibou region, south of Côte d’Ivoire: transmission and insecticide resistance
Ngwenya Brian  Order, Politics and Memory: African Police and State-Making in Zimbabwe, c1960-90
Nielsen Lotte Making the City: The Politics and Potentiality of Urban Uncertainty in Johannesburg, South Africa
Nimako Belinda Linkages between Natural Resource Extraction Projects and the Health System for Sustainable Development
Pring Jamie The role of African mediators in promoting inclusivity in international peace mediation
Rensing Julia Namibia-Germany: A Post-Colonial Heterotopia? Narratives and Negotiations of Colonial Legacies in Namibia and Germany
Rudnicka Marta Tastescapes in Ghana. Eating, tasting and culinary praxis in northern Ghana
Rutishauser Melina Participation in Social Health Protection: Women’s Engagement in Tanzania
Sampayo Vidal Melanie Violences et Résistances dans le théâtre postcolonial au Mali
Scotto Giulia Oil Infrastructure and decolonization: ENI’s “African Scheme”
Sewordor Ernest British Imperial Imagination, Colonial Infrastructure, and the Cape-to-Cairo Road, c.1890-1960
Shayo Kuwawenaruwa August Joachim Effects of the regional complementary pharmaceutical supply system on improving access to medicines in Dodoma and Morogoro regions, Tanzania
Shrikhande Shreya Effects of climate change on cardiovascular diseases in South Africa
Tanner Mathias Interfaith Peacebuilding. Examining the Impact of Interfaith Peacebuilding Initiatives in a Violent Political Conflict with an Ethno-Religious Dimension in Jos, Nigeria
Tepebas Ufuk The role of Turkey’s development assistance policy in its foreign trade with East Africa
Voegeli Anna Life Stories, Livelihoods and Political Change in the Tzaneen Area, South Africa, 1940-1980
Vögele Pius Jonas Afrofuturism Echoes Back – Hip Hop’s Sonic Fictions from Black Atlantis
Wetterich Cita Violence against male Refugees – Patterns, Factors and Consequences for Individuals and Communities
Wüthrich Grossenbacher Ursula  Impact of religion/spirituality (R/S) on the outcome of HIV care in different health settings in rural and urban Zimbabwe with a special focus on adolescent patients
Admasie Samuel Andreas 2018 Dynamics of Assertive Unionism in Ethiopia
Aeby Michael  2016 Zimbabwe's Gruelling Transition: Interim power-sharing and conflict management in Southern Africa
Alter Balz Andrea  2021 Back from greener pastures
Ammann Carole 2017 The Work of State Imageries: Women and the Imageries of the State in Guinea
Angora Kpongbo Etienne 2020 Population genetic structure and hybridization of schistosomes in schoolchildren in Côte d’Ivoire
Barratt Christopher 2017 Using Next Generation Sequencing data to estimate the Biodiversity value of the Coastal Forests of East Africa
Bekele Demissie Ferdissa 2014 Ethnic Decentralization and Negotiating Statehood in Urban Ethiopia: A Case Study of Adama and Hawassa Cities
Bobie Owusuaa Adwoa 2020 Rebranding African, Reclothing Africa: The influence of Emerging Designers in the Production of Aesthetic Cosmopolitanism in Nigerian Fashion Industry
Boehi Melanie 2018 A South African social garden: people, plants and multispecies histories in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Büchele Julia 2017 Expat Spouses in Kampala, Uganda: An Ethnography of Migration from the Global North
Bueno Bittencourt Silva Gabriela 2017 Lacuna Mozambique : adding an important piece to the African jigsaw puzzle
Bwong Beryl Akoth 2017 At the crossroads of two biodiversity hotspots : the biogeographic patterns of Shimba Hills, Kenya
Christen Anna 2020 Walking Together. Perils of Participation in Anthropology and Philosophy of Action. A Case Study in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Dietler Dominik 2020 Impact of mining projects on environmental determinants of health and associated health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: insights for guiding impact assessment practice
Ding Jin 2020 China in Africa: Perspectives on development and emergence
Dreier Marcel  2015 Health Care, Welfare, and Development in Rural Africa: Catholic health services in Ifakara/Tanzania in the 20th century
Dumbaugh Mari 2017 Influencing Factors on the Utilization of Maternal Health Services and Uptake of Family Planning in the Context of Conditional Cash Transrers, South Kivu, DRC
Engeler Michelle  2013 Youth and the State in Guinea: Meandering Lives
Erismann Séverine 2017 Children’s intestinal parasite and nutritional patterns in face of integrated school garden, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in central Burkina Faso
Fürst Thomas 2015 Assessing morbidity and burden due to neglected tropical diseases at different geographical scales
Gerold Jana  2013 Full of Life: old age and care in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Geuder Jacob 2020 Visualizing Urban Struggles: Video Activism as Utopian Practice
Giustizieri-Haberstroh Christine  2014 Writing the City. Narratives of Johannesburg’s Urban Space in Contemporary South African Literature
Gonsalves Lianne 2020 Understanding the role of pharmacies as contraceptive outlets for young people (ages 18-24) in Coastal Kenya
Grolimund Andrea 2018 Ageing, Agency and Health in Dar es Salaam
Guyer Nanina  2015 Picturing Secrecy - A History of the Visualization of "Secret Societies" in Historical Photographs from West Africa
Hammel Tanja 2018 Shaping Science and Society at the Cape – A Relational History of Mary Elizabeth Barber 
Heer Barbara 2015 Spaces of Encounter and Unequal Neighbourhoods. A Comparative Ethnography of Agency, Space and Difference in Maputo and Johannesburg
Heitz Tokpa Katharina Elisabeth 2013 Trust and Distrust in Rebel-Held Côte d’Ivoire
Hella Jerry 2020 Understanding the epidemiology and transmission of tuberculosis among adults in rural and urban Tanzania
Hellmüller Sara Anna 2014 Bridging the Gap – Examining Local Dimensions of International Peacebuilding in the DR Congo
Hürlimann Eveline  2014 Effects of parasitic infections on clinical outcomes, self-rated quality of life and physical fitness in Côte d’Ivoire
Indermaur Adrian 2016 Comparative ecology and phylogeography in east African cichild fishes
JeanRichard-dit-Bressel Verena 2013 Crowding at Lake Chad: An Integrated Approach to Demographic and Health Surveillance of Mobile Pastoralists and Their Animals 
Kapinde Stephen Asol 2020 Political Sermons in Kenyas Quest for Democratic Governance between 1986 and 2010: A case Study of the selected sermons from the three Anglican Clergy
Kaufmann Andrea  2013 Spaces of Imagination Associational Life and the State in Post-War, Urban Liberia
Keitel Kristina 2017 e-POCT: Improving health outcomes of febrile childresn in Tanzania through innovative point-of-care technologies at the primary care level
Kesselring Rita  2013 Bodies of Truth. Law, Memory, and Emancipation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Krenz Juliane 2019 Land degradation and Carbon erosion in Southern Africa
Larsen Maren 2020 Worlding Home: Peacekeepers, Camp Space, and Urbanity in Goma, DRC
Laube Anne 2018 The Organisation of Violence in the Actions of the Lord’s Resistance Army
Liedtke Hans Christoph 2014 The Evolution of Terrestrial Breeding in African Amphibians
Ludwig Susann 2018 La chance: En Ethnography. University Graduates making Sense of Uncertainty in Bamako, Mali
Luthra Sinha Bobby 2016 A Comparative Interpretation of Peoples’ Movements: Actors, Evolving Consciousness and Democratic Imagination in India and South Africa
Massue Dennis 2019 Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Bed Net (LLINs) for malaria control in Tanzania: Barriers to physical and chemical protection
Mbilo Céline 2021 Rabies Epidemiology in DR Congo and Chad 
Merron James 2017 Travelling technologies of the environment: Knowledges of water management and the transformation of land in South Africa
Mhalu Grace 2019 Identifying community determinants of health seeking behaviour and the contribution of socio-cultural and gender aspects to improve tuberculosis case detection in Tanzania
Mhlanga Shakuntala 2020 An epidemiological cohort study of children and adolescents investigating neurobehavioural effects from pesticide exposure and e-media use in South Africa
Michel Janet 2021 Towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) policy roll-out experience in South Africa : how and why policy-practice gaps come about in a UHC context
Mlotshwa Langelihle 2019 Exploring incident HIV in Pregnant Women and Sexual Risk Behaviours and Practices in Soweto, South Africa
Moreillon Olivier 2017 Reading the Post-Apartheid City. Urbanite and Capetonian Literary Topographies in Selected Texts Beyond 2000
Nambuusi Betty Bukenya 2019 Assessing the effects of interventions on child and maternal health-related outcomes in Uganda
Oderinde Peter Ayoola 2020 The role of Internet in migrants’ Christianity: A case study of Nigerian Pentecostal churches in Switzerland
Osei-Bonsu Victoria Amma Agyeiwaah 2018 Representations of the African Other in Selected Works of Joseph Conrad
Owusu Henry  Frimpong 2016 Insecticide Resistance Monitoring – a review of current methodology
Philipps Joschka 2016 Crystallizing Contention. A cumulative dissertation on youth, politics, and urban violence in Conakry, Kampala, and beyond
Posluschny-Treuner Myra 2017 Land grabbing or an essential move towards development? A case study of Ethiopia
Renggli Sabine 2017 Promoting Universal Health Coverage in Tanzania: An Evaluation of the Initiative to Strengthen Affordability and Quality of Health Care (ISAQH)
Righetti Aurélie A.  2014 Aetiology of anaemia and public health implications in the Taabo health demographic surveillance system, south-central Côte d’Ivoire 
Rubli Sandra  2014 Transitional Justice and State-Formation in Burundi
Sambaiga Richard Faustine  2013 Sexual inter-subjectivity and the quest for social well-being : an ethnographic inquiry of adolescent sexuality in urban Southern Tanzania
Sanogo Aïdas 2019 Corruption, conflict and cities in West and East Africa
Sarr Khadeeja "Haddy" 2021 Narratives of Identity, Multi-Sited Biographies, and Transnational Life-Modes of Highly Qualified Migrants. Senegambia Migrants in Switzerland and Swiss Migrants in Senegambia
Schicketanz Nicolas  2015 A History of Teacher Training Colleges in South Africa and the Effects of Teacher Training on Identity Formation
Schmid Pascal  2013 Medicine, Faith and Politics in Agogo. A history of health care delivery in rural Ghana, ca 1925 to 1980
Schultz Sabine 2017 The Game of Personal Politics or How to Rule a Kingdom. The State of Affairs in Rey Bouba/North-East Cameroon.
Schwarz Joëlle 2021 Youth sexuality education and utilisation of reproductive health services in the African Great Lakes region
Schwärzler Patricia  2014 “ De nos jours, chacun fait ce qu’il veut ” ? Dynamiques des relations sociales  et pratiques sexuelles  dans le contexte du VIH/sida  à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 
Ssempira Julius 2018 Bayesian spatial-temporal modeling of malaria risk in Uganda during 2009-2016, and the effect of control interventions and health system strengthening
Staudacher Sandra 2019 Cosmopolitan Aging in Urban Zanzibar: Elderhood, Health and Transnational Care Spaces Related to Oman
Sutherland Claudette Simone 2016 An elimination investment case (EIC) for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) Trypanosoma brucei (T.b.) gambiense (“sleeping sickness”)
Tarr Natalie 2020 Interpreting the Administration: Burkina Faso's Courts in Translation
Thiam Sokhna 2017 Spatial analysis of diarrhoea and environmental risk factors in an urban context in Senegal, West Africa
Tibaijuka Albert 2016 Multinational Mines and Communities of Place: Revisiting the Stakeholder Dialogue Discourse from Geita, Tanzania
Unseld Frederik 2020 Making Art Work: Articulating Art and Urban Marginality in Kisumu, Kenya
Wingate Vladimir 2017 Terrestrial ecosystem change monitoring: Satellite remote sensing the Namibian savannah biomes in the context of the global carbon cycle and local livelihoods