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Anthropology Staff Profile

Walelign Tadesse

Lecturer, socio-cultural anthropology

MA Social Anthropology, 2006, Addis Ababa University

PhD Social Anthropology, 2011, Andhra University

Faculty since 2006

 Research:

 “Schism and integration among the Guraghe of central Ethiopia” Unpublished

“Participatory Development Approach: the Guraghe Model”- Unpublished

“The Guraghe Traditional Mode of Local Governance”- Unpublished- In Amharic

“Gurage Entrepreneurial Activities in Merkato Area”- Unpublished

“Community Conversation on the Care and Support of People Living With HIV/AIDS

– The Case of the Guraghe People” – Unpublished

“Fusion and Fission in ethnic identity: Ethnography of Gurage ethnicity” (Submitted

as PhD dissertation, Department of Anthropology, Andhra University.

Currently working on “ethnography of the Mareko People” in collaboration with

Nationalities Council of the SNNPRS

Publications:

Change and Continuity in Ye-Gordena Sera System of Kistane-Gurage Traditional

Local Governance; VDM Publishers, 2010

The Goffa: Ethnography and Ethnohistry; SNNPRS Council of Nationalities, 2011

“Change and Continuity in Traditional Local Governance: Reflection from Ye

Gordena Sera of Kistane Gurage”, Proceeding of the Seventeenth International Conference of Ethiopian Studies. IES, Addis Ababa, 2010

“Participatory Community Development and Civic Virtue among the Gurage of South

Ethiopia” Proceedings of the National Conference on Tribal Development. India,

Viskaphatnum, 2011.

Conference participation

17th International conference of Ethiopian studies, November 2009, Addis Ababa.

National conference on Tribal studies. February 2011, Visakhapatnam, India

National conference on the history, culture and language of the Siltie, March 2009,

Worabe

 Dagne Shibru

Lecturer, Socio-cultural anthropology

MA Social Anthropology, 2004, Addis Ababa University

PhD Social Anthropology, in progress, Andhra University

Faculty since 2006

Research Interests: Ethnic relations and conflict resolution among Gedeo of South Ethiopia

Mesganaw Andualem Mihiret

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Lecturer, socio-cultural anthropology

BA Anthropology, University of Gondar

MA Social Anthropology, YEAR, Addis Ababa University

Faculty since 2008

Research Interests: Ethnomusicalogy, Azmari music community, anthropology of religion

Courses: Anthropology of Religion, Political Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Ecological Anthropology

Bibliographic Description:

I have written a BA Thesis while I was at University of Gondar, entitled “The Royal Capital Gondar and its Architectural Development”. I have written my MA Thesis, entitled “Change and Continuity in the Lives of Birbuax Azmaris [Minstrels] in Gondar Zuria Woreda”.

I am interested in the anthropological exploration of religious and belief systems and lives. Understanding the religious culture of people is on top of my interest. Currently, I am developing a PhD. Proposal on one of the belief systems in northern Ethiopia, Budïnät (being evil eyed). This tradition has been a source of ridicule, tension, fear and horrific marginalization and stigmatization between the perceived Buda people and the rest of the community wherein regions the tradition is prevalent. 

Akmel Nur

Lecturer, biological anthropology

MA Biological Anthropology [UNIVERSITY, YEAR]

PhD in progress

Faculty since 2008

Research Interests: Gurage genetic diversity

Awoke Amzaye Assoma

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Lecturer, biological/socio-cultural anthropology

MA Biological Anthropology, YEAR, Tokyo University, Japan

MA Social Anthropology, YEAR London School of Economics, UK

Faculty since 2010

Research Interests: Konso heritage management

Publications

Assoa, Awoke (2007) Mosaic Cultures and Peoples of South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Regional State. SNNPR Bureau of Information and Culture. 

Amalo Soga

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Lecturer, socio-cultural anthropology

MA Social Anthropology, Addis Ababa YEAR

Ashenafi Girma Zena

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Lecturer, archaeology

MA, Archaeology and Heritage Management, 2008, Addis Ababa University.

MSc. in Prehistory and Quaternary studies, 2010, Erasmus Mundus Master, University of Ferrara (Italy) and University of Rovina I Virgili Di Tarragona (Spain).

Faculty since 2010

Research Interests: ethnoarchaeology, historical archaeology, origin of food production in Ethiopia and the Horn.

Publications:

Zena, Ashenafi. “Archaeological Programs” of Emperor Menelik II: An Archaeological Survey of Royal Camp Sites and Royal Churches. VDM Verlag (German Publishing Company). ISBN : 978-3-639-22994-3

Associated staffs

Zerihun Doda Doffana

Assistant professor, Sociology

MA, Social Anthropology, 1998, Addis Ababa University

PhD Social Anthropology, in progress, Kent University, UK

Associated faculty since 2005

Melesse Mada

MA Social Anthropology, YEAR, Addis Ababa University

PhD Anthropology, in progress, Bergen University, Norway

Faculty since 2006 (founding member)

Research Interests: development issues among Hamar and Mursi

Alement Amera

MA Social Anthropology, YEAR, Addis Ababa University

PhD Social Anthropology, in progress, Addis Ababa University

since 2005 ?? (Founding member)

Research Interests: culture and mental illness of Zay Islanders; biodiversity management and Sidamo religious shrines.

Samuel Jilo

MA

PhD Anthropology, in progress, Washington State University

Hana Gefaew

PhD Anthropology, in progress, Mesina University, Italy

Debela Gindola

MA candidate

BA Anthropology

Barry S. Hewlett

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Professor, cultural anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver

Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011

 

Bonnie Hewlett

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Professor, cultural anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver, USA

Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011

 

Elliot Fratkin

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Professor, cultural anthropology, Smith College, USA

Fulbright Scholar, 2011-2012

 

Adam Howell Boyette

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PhD Candidate, anthropology, Washington State University, Vancouver

Fulbright Visiting Lecturer, Semester 1, 2011