Research stay at the Centre for African Studies Basel

On a regular basis, the ZASB welcomes visiting scholars. In the frame of research and teaching projects, they stay in Basel for a few weeks up to one year and engage in the debates and activities at the Centre.

Emmaculate Asige Liaga (Feb 2019-Jun 2021)

Lerato Posholi (Apr 2019-Sept 2020)

Gaiutra Bahadur (March-May 2019)

Chrischené Julius (Apr-May 2018)

Amal Adel Abdrabo (Sept 2017-Feb 2018/Feb-Jun 2019)

Jeremy Ball (Jul 2016-Jun 2017)

Monika Baumanova (Sep 2015-May 2017)

Melchisedek Chetima (Sep 2016-Sep 2017)

Nelson Zavale (Sep 2015-Sep 2016)

Nduduzo Makhathini (Apr 2016-May 2016)

Fred Hendricks (Apr 2015-Jun 2015)

Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye(Sep 2013-Aug 2014)

Adama Ousmanou (Sep 2014-Sep 2015)

Carlos Fernandes (Sep 2014-Sep 2015)

Diogo Valença de Azevedo Costa (Mar 2014-Aug 2014)

John Peffer (Nov 2013-Dec 2013)

Allison Goebel (Feb 2013-Jun 2013)

Marc Epprecht (Feb 2013-Jun 2013)

Vanessa Noble (Oct 2012-Nov 2012)

Marta Zorzal e Silva (Oct 2011-Sep 2012)

Marcus Wyatt (May 2012-Jun 2012)

Cherryl Walker, University of Stellenbosch (spring semester 2012)

Peter Lekgoathi University of the Witwatersrand (autumn semester 2011)

Nigel Penn, University of Cape Town (autumn semester 2011)

Leickness Simbayi, Human Science Research Council, Pretoria (spring semester 2009)

Noor Nieftagodien, PhD, University of the Witwatersrand (spring semester 2010)

Sheila Meintjes, University of the Witwatersrand (spring semester 2010 & autumn semester 2011)

Nick Shepherd University of Cape Town (spring semester 2009)

Martin Murray, Binghampton University, New York (winter semester 2007)

Jean Comaroff and John Comaroff, University of Chicago (summer semester 2005)

David Coplan, University of the Witwatersrand (summer semester 2005 and spring semester 2011)

Onookome Okome, University of Calabar (summer semester 2004)

Patrick Chabal, King's College London (summer semester 2003)


Apply for research association

Scholars interested in a research association for the time of their stay in Basel apply to the coordination office of the Centre using the form available in the download section of this page and submitting adequate documentation (research proposal, CV, credentials).


  • The acceptance of applications for Visiting Associateship is at the discretion of the Centre for African Studies Basel.
  • Visiting Associates are expected to cover all expenses incurred during their stay. That is, Visiting Associateships in general are self-funded.
  • The provision of a workspace (if requested) depends on availability.
  • Associates are expected to engage with researchers, faculty and students at the Centre for African Studies Basel, associated departments and institutions and to give at least one presentation in the framework of a research seminar or the like.
  • Associates are therefore advised to get in touch with colleagues in an appropriate academic department at the University of Basel or an institution affiliated to the Centre linked to their area of expertise. Scholarly interaction will be arranged mainly through the respective academic department or institution.
  • Visiting Associates are afforded internet and library access. Those associates who are provided a workspace with telephone and internet access are required to make a deposit.
  • Visiting Associates undertake all their own administration.
  • Upon departure the Visiting Associate submits a short report of one to three pages on his or her stay.