Dr. lic. phil. Daniela Waldburger, Privatdoz.

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Telephone: +43 1 4277 43208
E-Mail: daniela.waldburger@univie.ac.at


I am Senior Lecturer for Swahili and Lecturer for Linguistics. From 03/2017-02/2020 I was a post-doctoral researcher in a project funded by the FWF (“Employment-Tied Housing in (Post)Colonial Africa”, P29566-G28). My resulting current book project combines anthropological linguistics, social biographies, and history to address the nostalgia of the ex-mineworkers Lubumbashi (DR Congo). I am developing the ‘shared authority approach’ in rethinking doing African Studies. My other research foci include sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and questions of language and power (mis)use, more including research methods, Swahili language and literatures, Swahili varieties, and transnational plurilingual language use. I explored plurilingualism thoroughly in my PhD dissertation (2012) on Comorians in the Diaspora (Marseille). I have also taught at the University of Graz (Austria) and the Centre Universitaire de Formation et de Recherche de Mayotte.

Research regions: Tanzania, Kenya, Lubumbashi (DR Congo), Comoro Islands.


  • Functions

    I am key contact person for two international cooperations I successfully (re)established:

    - University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (reestablished in 2020), Memorandum of Understanding.
    - Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya (established in 2020), Faculty Agreement.

    I am member of the editorial team of

    - the Swahili Forum (based in Germany) and
    - Stichproben – Vienna Journal of African Studies.

  • Publications

    Siehe u:cris

Last updated: 20.12.2021