Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and The Ethnographic Collection

Research Interests

Nadine Sieveking is working on transcultural performative practices, gender, transnational migration, the formation of cosmopolitan urban social spaces and Islamization in West-Africa. After her dissertation on African Dance in Berlin she conducted research on the appropriation of global development discourses in local muslim societies in Senegal, on migration from and within West Africa, as well as on the border crossing networks of contemporary choreographers from Burkina Faso and Senegal, focusing on the professionalization of artistic practice and its gendered dynamics. In the framework of the ERC-research project on 'Private Pieties' she will explore the relation between private and public dimensions in the everyday practices of Senegalese Muslims.

Regional Focus

Germany, West Africa (Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali)


body and gender, transnational migration and development, art and cultural politics in Africa