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maurus-sabrina Dr. Sabrina Maurus

Scientific career

  • since February 2020: research associate at the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple in the project "Making a Living: Learning trajectories towards the ability to earn a livelihood", Research Section “Learning“
  • PhD at BIGSAS (defended 2020) with the title: "Battles over State Making on a Frontier - Dilemmas of Schooling, Young People and Agro-Pastoralism in Hamar, Southwestern Ethiopia"
  • Jan. - Sep. 2019: Research associate in Social Anthropology and contact concerning internship guidance
  • Co-Organization of the working group “Learning for the Future – Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Knowledge Transmission in Africa and beyondat the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (winter semester 2017/18) and of the Symposium "Education & Visions of Future(s)" (12-13 April 2018) (organized with Anna Madeleine Ayeh, Tanu Biswas, Dr. Tabea Häberlein, Dr. Lena Kroeker, Daniel Kyereko, Dr. Jennifer Scheffler, Julia Thibaut, Dr. Astrid Utler, Maike Voigt, Theresa Vollmer)
  • Mar. - Jun. 2017: Visiting Scholar, Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Winter semester 2015/16: Research associate at the Cultural & Social Anthropology research group, University of Bayreuth
  • 2012: Master of Arts in Cultural & Social Anthropology, University of Bayreuth
  • 2011: Semester abroad at Université Victor Segalen in Bordeaux, France
  • 2009: Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Studies in Culture and Religions, Philipps University Marburg

Research areas

  • Education, childhood, youth, state-making, rural transformations
  • regional focus: Benin, Ethiopia

Field research

  • since 2020: fieldwork in Benin
  • 2010-2015: several fieldwork stays in Ethiopia



Maurus, Sabrina
Die Selbstverständlichkeiten von Schule und Kinderarbeit
in Zeitschrift der Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft Landesverband Bayern (2021) . - page 17-18
https://www.gew-bayern.de/index.php?eID=dumpFile&t ...

Treiber, Magnus; Maurus, Sabrina
Kindheit und Jugend in Afrika
Handbuch Kindheits- und Jugendforschung
Wiesbaden : Springer VS, 2021. - page 1-23
doi:10.1007/978-3-658-24801-7_21-1 ...

Liebelt, Claudia; Alber, Erdmute; Häberlein, Tabea; Martin, Jeannett; Maurus, Sabrina; Thelen, Tatjana; Zoanni, Tyler
Revisiting Marilyn Strathern's Relations : A Relational Reading
in Zeitschrift für Ethnologie volume 146 (2021) issue 1/2. - page 219-224


Häberlein, Tabea; Maurus, Sabrina
Losing or securing futures? Looking beyond 'proper' education to decision-making processes abou ...
in Children's Geographies volume 18 (2020) issue 6. - page 569-583
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005159 ...


Maurus, Sabrina
Battles over State Making on a Frontier : Dilemmas of Schooling, Young People and Agro-Pastoral ...
Bayreuth, 2020
(dissertation, , )


Losing or securing futures? Decision-making about young people’s education in Africa
publ: Häberlein, Tabea; Maurus, Sabrina
Children's Geographies
https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cchg20/18/6?nav=to ...


Maurus, Sabrina
Rethinking the 'Global Good' of Compulsory Schooling : Combining Young People's Education and W ...
Bildung und Erziehung im Kontext globaler Transformationen
Opladen, Berlin, Toronto : Barbara Budrich, 2019. - page 141-152 . - (Schriftenreihe: "Ökologie und Erziehungswissenschaft" der Kommission Bildung für nachhaltige Entwicklung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE))
https://shop.budrich-academic.de/wp-content/upload ...


Maurus, Sabrina
Times of Continuity and Development : Visions of the Future among Agro-Pastoral Children and Yo ...
in AnthropoChildren (2016) issue 6. - page 1-14
https://popups.uliege.be/2034-8517/index.php?id=24 ...


Maurus, Sabrina
Straßenkinder in Addis Ababa, Äthiopien - eine interdisziplinäre Forschung
Ethnologie und Soziale Arbeit : fremde Disziplinen, gemeinsame Fragen?
Leverkusen : Barbara Budrich, 2015. - page 29-46


Maurus, Sabrina
reviewed by: Heinonen, Paula: Youth Gangs and Street Children : Culture, Nurture and Masculinity in Ethiopia ...
in Dada : Rivista di Antropologia Post-globale (2012) issue 2. - page 116-119
http://www.dadarivista.com/Archivio/2012DADA-n2-di ...


Dr. Sabrina Maurus
Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Section “Learning”

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