Paulien Broens

Doctoral Student

Main Focus

  • Social anthropological analyses of legal practice
  • Women's and feminist studies
  • History of Colonialism

Project

Curriculum Vitae

2022–2024:
PhD Candidate in Law at the Catholic University of Louvain, Division ‘For Roman Law and Legal History’.

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).

2018
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.

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