Mag. Dr. Martina Gajdos

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After studying psychology, Martina Gajdos started with African languages at the University of Vienna and this became her passion.

She began her career as africanist with the project „Language, testimony of history“, a topic that influenced her entire professional life. Despite various different work stations, she spent many times in West Africa doing linguistic and sociological researches, especially in Mali and Senegal.
She has now been teaching Fulfulde for 25 years, covering all varieties of this language, which is spread all over the Sahel region.

Her courses also address rituals, symbols and nonverbal communications as well as patterns of linguistic research, individual perception and conflict analyses. More and more her focus turns towards the observance of human rights and strengthening of democratization processes all around the world.




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Last updated: 20.12.2021