Professor Dr. Elisio Macamo

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Elísio Macamo is Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel (since October 2009).

Previously, he taught development sociology at the University of Bayreuth, where he was a founding member of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. He was born and grew up in Mozambique. He studied in Maputo (Mozambique), Salford and London (England) and Bayreuth (Germany). He holds an MA degree in Translation and Interpreting (Salford), an MA degree in Sociology and Social Policy (University of North London) and a PhD and "Habilitation" in General Sociology (University of Bayreuth). He was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, Research Fellow at the Centre for African Studies in Lisbon (Portugal), AGORA-Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin and a visiting lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique.

He regularly offers methodological workshops to Portuguese speaking African doctoral students on behalf of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa).

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