Paulien BroensDoctoral Student Max Planck Research Group
- History of responses against colonial regimes by women in West Africa
- Interdisciplinary endeavours centred around anthropology, history, gender studies, African studies and legal theory
- Comparative law on both intra- and inter-cultural levels
2019 – 2021
MRes in Social Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
Thesis title: Gendering knowledge: an ethnographic case study of the Iya Oba in Southwestern Nigeria.
2018 – 2019
MA in African Studies at University of Ghent, Belgium.
Thesis Title: Writing women back into history – an anthropological perspective on endogenous and exogenous factors of medicinal and female powers in Busiya chiefdom (Tanzania).
Fieldwork project in Shinyanga, Northern Tanzania, with VLIR-UOS Travel Grant.
2015 – 2018
BA in African Languages and Cultures with a minor in Globalisation and Diversity at University of Ghent, Belgium.
Thesis title: Positionality and the debate about the impact of colonialism on gender among the Yoruba – a contextual analysis of Oyewumi’s The Invention of Women.