Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Birgit Englert

Consultation hours: Wednesday from 2-3 pm but please contact me via email to confirm an appointment.
It is also possible to arrange an appointment at another time slot.

Winter term 2020
143179 KU Methodological Foundations - Introduction to Interviewing, Observing, the Use of Archives, and Data Analysis
Winter term 2019
140100 SE Bachelor Seminar African History and Society: - Focus on Mobilitiy, Migration and Diaspora
140105 UE What do we do, when we do African Studies - and how do we do it?: - Introduction to debates and working techniques
140179 KU Methodological Foundations - Introduction to Interviewing, Observing, the Use of Archives, and Data Analysis
140224 PS PS African History and Society in the 20th and 21st Century: - on Youth, Popular Culture, Land Rights, and beyond
Englert, B. (2021). Mobilities in/from/to Africa. Routledge. African Studies



Englert, B., & Moreto, N. P. (2021). Everyday smartphone use in Tanzania (working title). Manuscript in preparation.



Englert, B. (Accepted/In press). HipHop and beyond: 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 V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.

Englert, B., Ganser-Blumenau, A., Pelz, A., Dannecker, P., Sauer, B., & Rüther, K. (Accepted/In press). Mobile Cultures and Societies - an introduction. In A. Ganser-Blumenau, & A. Pelz (Eds.), Mobile Kulturen und Gesellschaften – Mobile Cultures and Societies V&R unipress, Vienna University Press.



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



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


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. (Vol. 18, pp. 131-134). Mandelbaum Verlag. Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Politik (GEP), Vol.. 18




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

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Dimensionen des Mobilen im franko-komorischen HipHop in Marseille

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
12 Dec 2015

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Mobile Praktiken

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
29 May 2015

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"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

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
19 May 2012

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
5 Dec 2011

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Kulturelle Phänomene im transnationalen Raum.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
8 Jun 2011

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Landnahmen in historischer Perspektive. Von Landreformen bis Landgrabbing.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
31 May 2011

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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

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
5 Jun 2009

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
12 May 2009

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
12 May 2009

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
25 Mar 2009

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Land Rights and Gender in Eastern Africa.

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
29 Jan 2009

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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