Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Birgit Englert

Consultation hours: Currently, I am available via telephone or a video conference tool subject to prior appointments that can be arranged individually.
Please contact me at my email address birgit.englert@univie.ac.at in order to arrange for an appointment.

Winter term 2022
143094 SE SE "Black Lives Matter" / "Palestinian Lives Matter" - Black - Palestinian Solidarities in Past and Present
143233 VO+UE Introduction to African History - Lecture - Linking past and present
Winter term 2021
143179 KU Methodological Foundations - Introduction to Interviewing, Observing, the Use of Archives, and Data Analysis
143233 VO+UE Introduction to African History - Lecture - Linking past and present
Englert, B. (2021). Exploring borderlines of power in and through the auto/biographies by Ronnie Kasrils. In A. Angelo (Ed.), The Politics of Biography in Africa. Borders, Margins and Alternative Histories of Power (pp. 118-135). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003133452


Thomsen, S., Gföllner, B., & Englert, B. (2021). Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean: Introduction. In B. Englert, S. Thomsen, & B. Gföllner (Eds.), Cultural Mobilities between Africa and the Caribbean (pp. 1-13). Routledge.


Englert, B. (2020). Moving beyond HipHop: Tracing Mobilities in the Work of Franco-Comorian artists Soprano and Ahamada Smis. In A. Ganser-Blumenau, & A. Pelz (Eds.), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften – Mobile Cultures and Societies (pp. 127-143). V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.



Dannecker, P., Englert, B., Ganser-Blumenau, A., Hasenöhrl, S., Kabelik, R., Maly-Bowie, B., Metschl, V., Pelz, A., Rüther, K., & Sauer, B. (2020). Kultur- und sozialwissenschaftliche Mobilitätsstudien konzeptualisieren. In A. Ganser, & A. Pelz (Eds.), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften/Mobile Cultures and Societies (pp. 9-56). V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.





Vlasta, S., & Englert, B. (Eds.) (2020). Travel writing – on the interplay between text and the visual. Mobile Culture Studies. The Journal



Englert, B., & Moreto, N. P. (2019). Retelling the World in Swahili – Revisiting the Practice of Film Translation in Tanzania. In K. Balogun, L. Gilman, M. Graboyes, & H. Iddrisu (Eds.), Africa Every Day. Fun, Leisure, and Expressive Culture on the Continent. (pp. 265-273). Ohio University Press.

Englert, B. (Ed.) (2019). Translocal Popular Culture. Stichproben: Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien No. 36 https://stichproben.univie.ac.at/alle-ausgaben/stichproben-nr-362019/


Englert, B. (2018). Politik mit Land – Landreformen und Landgrabbing in Afrika. In A. Kraler, I. Ataç, A. Ziai, & W. Schaffar (Eds.), Politik und Peripherie: Eine politikwissenschaftliche Einführung. (pp. 131-134). Mandelbaum Verlag. Gesellschaft, Entwicklung, Politik (GEP) Vol. 18


Die „Mbembe-Debatte“ im Kontext verdrängter Solidaritäten zwischen afrikanischen und palästinensischen Akteuren

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

18 Jan 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


How feminist South-South solidarities challenge discourses on decolonisation: The example of Black-Palestinian Solidarities

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

13 Jan 2022

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Reflections on the interplay between text and the visual: focus on sketching in travel writing

Birgit Englert (Speaker), Sandra Vlasta (Speaker), Manuel Joao Ramos (Speaker), Flo Kasearu (Speaker) & Sara Bédard-Goulet (Speaker)

15 Jun 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mobilitäten und populärkulturelle Praktiken - Beispiele aus einem franko-komorischen Kontext in Marseille

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

10 Jun 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Afrikabilder in deutschsprachigen Reiseberichten der 2010er Jahre

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

28 May 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Roundtable "Afrikaforschung in Österreich: Zugänge und Perspektiven"

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

28 May 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Bridging African Studies and Mobility Studies - Attempts from HipHop to Travel Writing

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Apr 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Der dynamische Kontinent: afrikanische Sprachen, Literaturen, Geschichte und Gesellschaften studieren

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Mar 2021

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Laudatio Hauptpreis

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

10 Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Connecting African studies and mobility studies: theoretical considerations and empirical insights (Panel)

Birgit Englert (Speaker) & Immanuel Harisch (Speaker)

12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Going the extra-step: getting beyond rigid processes in order to bridge the gap

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Podiumsgespräch "World Music"

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

6 Dec 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


“Africanizing Mobility Studies – Mobilising African Studies: bringing two transdisciplinary fields into closer dialogue”

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

22 Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Social media platforms as archives in African Studies.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

3 Jul 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



MARSEILLE. Tradition. Transformation. Differenz

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

8 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Musik in Bewegung – Beispiele aus Afrika und seiner Diaspora

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

23 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Approaches to research on/in Africa

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

19 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Neue Kolonisierung oder Wachstumschance? Zum globalen "Landgrabbing" - Diskussionsbeiträge

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

22 Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Introductory Talk: reflections on transdisciplinary research

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

14 Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Africanizing Mobility Studies - Mobilising African Studies

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

10 Nov 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Landnahmen in historischer und globaler Perspektive mit einem Fokus auf Genderaspekte

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

23 Oct 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Popular culture practices in a Tanzanian secondary city and small towns

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

29 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Weltmusik – kritische Überlegungen zur Kooptierung diasporisch geprägter Musikrichtungen und kultureller Praktiken im westlichen Mainstream

Birgit Englert (Speaker), Hanna Stepanik (Speaker) & Katharina Fritsch (Speaker)

22 Jun 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Revisiting film translation into Swahili in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

24 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mobilität, Diaspora, Translokalität - Gedanken zu verschiedenen Ausprägungen von Mobilität anhand populärkultureller Praktiken

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

16 May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Working with YouTube as an Archive in an African Studies Context

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

26 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Neue Blicke auf das Filmübersetzungsbusiness in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Apr 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Land Rights and Gender in Eastern Africa

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

15 Mar 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public



Reflections on using YouTube as an archive from an African Studies perspective

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

17 Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Film as a Research Medium in African Studies

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

27 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Popular Culture in Translocal Spaces

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

23 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Dimensionen des Mobilen im franko-komorischen HipHop in Marseille

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Dec 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Mobile Praktiken

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

29 May 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



"Forschen mit der Kamera im postkolonialen Kontext. Afrikanische Diaspora im Fokus"

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

19 Mar 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Swahilité in the Franco-Comorian Diaspora

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

11 Jun 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Creating Comoria – popular music in translocal spaces

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

25 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Populärkultur in transnationalen Kontexten

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

18 Jan 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Neue Stimmen, neue Räume: Filmübersetzung in Tansania als transnationales Phänomen.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Dec 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Creating Comoria - Populäre Kultur und die Schaffung translokaler Identitäten in der komorischen Diaspora in Marseille.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

7 Dec 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Mixing it up! Choices and Strategies of Tanzania’s 'Maandagraundi wa Bongo Flava'.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

5 Jun 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Identities in postcolonial transnational spaces - Swahilité in the Comorian Diaspora in France.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

19 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Die junge Generation als politischer Akteur im Afrika des 20. Jahrhundert.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

5 Dec 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Kulturelle Phänomene im transnationalen Raum.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

8 Jun 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Landnahmen in historischer Perspektive. Von Landreformen bis Landgrabbing.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

31 May 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Securing Land Rights for Women - Changing Customary Land Tenure and Implementing Land Tenure Reform in Eastern Africa.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

19 Sep 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


A Spatial Perspective on the practice of film translations into Swahili in Tanzania.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

15 May 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Swahili Identity in the Comorian Diaspora in France.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

14 May 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


New Technologies and New Demands: Foreign Language Film Translations in Tanzania.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

10 Apr 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Traduire Hollywood et Bollywood en Tanzanie.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

9 Dec 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Youth Identities in Bongo Flava Lyrics - methodological reflections.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

18 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Youth culture and politics in Senegal and Tanzania - a comparative perspective.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

5 Jun 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



La musique populaire et l'identité des jeunes en Tanzanie.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 May 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


La traduction des films étrangers en Swahili - un phénomène local en Tanzanie.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 May 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Jugend und populäre Kultur - Reflexionen zum Thema und Beispiel aus Südtanzania.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

25 Mar 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Land Rights and Gender in Eastern Africa.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

29 Jan 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Gender und Landrechte im internationalen Vergleich. Schwerpunkt Ostafrika.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

20 Jan 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Jugendkultur in Tanzania: Künstlerische Ausdrucksformen mit Bezug auf soziale und wirtschaftliche Verhältnisse des Landes

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

8 Jan 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther



Women's Land Rights and Privatization in Eastern Africa

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Dec 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Le Bongo Flava. Musique populaire des jeunes en Tanzanie

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Nov 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Politik - Jugendkultur - Rap

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

3 Oct 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Bongo Flava. Jugendkultur aus Tanzania.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

13 Jul 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Jugendkultur, Sprache und Identität in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

1 Jul 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

16 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Dokumente zur Zeitgeschichte

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Jun 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Oral History, Feldforschung und lebensgeschichtliche Interviews

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

30 Apr 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Jugendkultur in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

17 Apr 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Zwischen Rhodes und Mandela. Imperialismus und Siedlerkolonialismus im Südlichen Afrika

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

15 Mar 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The maandagraundi of Bongo Flava - language, identity and politics

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

18 Oct 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Language Choices in Tanzanian youth culture

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

25 Jul 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Bongo Flava - language, identity and politics in Tanzanian youth culture

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

11 Jul 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Zimbabwe. Politische Unabhängigkeit und Bodenreform

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

20 Jun 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

11 Jun 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The maandagraundi of Bongo Flava - Language Choices and the Wish to Educate

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

19 May 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Youth and Gender in Africa

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Enseignement du Swahili à L'Université de Londres et à L'Université de Vienne

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

23 Nov 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Quelques reflexions sur la culture des jeunes en Tanzanie

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

22 Nov 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Cultural and Political Expressions of Youth at the Margin.

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

13 Sep 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Jun 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Landrechte und Gender in Afrika im Kontext der Privatisierung

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

4 Apr 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Continuity and Change in Land Tenure Practices - a case study of the peri-urban areas of Morogoro town, Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

22 Mar 2006

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Landrechte und Gender

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Dec 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Land tenure security in a changing environment - a case study of the Uluguru Mountains, Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

19 Nov 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Poverty alleviation and the politics of redistributive land reform in Southern Africa

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

14 Oct 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

12 Jun 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

6 Jun 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Ist Globalisierung nur ein anderer Name für Imperialismus? Armut und Wirtschaft in Afrika aus historischer Perspektive.

Birgit Englert (Invited speaker)

31 Mar 2005

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Bongo Flava – HipHop made in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

8 Oct 2004

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Voices in the text: Presenting Tanzanian peasants' view on land tenure

Birgit Englert (Selected presenter)

11 Jun 2004

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

7 Jun 2004

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Qualitative Methoden in der sozialwissenschaftlichen Afrikaforschung – Erfahrungen zwischen Forschung und Lehre.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2 May 20045 May 2004

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


HipHop in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

13 Oct 2003

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Süd-Süd Kooperation: das Beispiel SADC

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2 Jun 2003

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Bongo Flava. HipHop from Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2003

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Landreform in Zimbabwe

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

21 Jun 2002

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Database-Project Swahili – How it works

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2002

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Reforming the Land Sector – the End of the Privatisation Paradigm?

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2002

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Database-Project Swahili – Theoretical Considerations

Birgit Englert (Speaker)

2001

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Department of African Studies

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birgit.englert@univie.ac.at