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 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. (African Studies). Routledge.
In preparation



Englert, B., & Moreto, N. P. (2021). Everyday smartphone use in Tanzania (working title). Manuscript in preparation.
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 (Arbeitstitel) Wien: Vienna University Press.
Accepted/In 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 (Arbeitstitel) Wien: Vienna University Press.
Accepted/In press



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



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. Vienna Journal of African Studies; 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). (Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Politik (GEP); Vol. 18). Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag.




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

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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

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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

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Populärkultur in transnationalen Kontexten

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
18 Jan 2014

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
12 Dec 2012

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
7 Dec 2012

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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

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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

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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

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

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
8 Jan 2009

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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

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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

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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

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Jugendkultur in Tanzania

Birgit Englert (Speaker)
17 Apr 2008

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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

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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

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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

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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