Sussane Epple

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Full Name Susanne Epple
Education attended MA: Social Anthropology (major), Political Science and Slavistics (minors)

PhD: Social Anthropology

Academic Rank Assistant Professor
Working for AAU since 2007
Administrative positions held if any/ past and present

 

 

Graduate Program Coordinator

 

Awards ——recognitions — memberships of international bodies/ journals – editorial roles/ initiatives etc Erika Sulzmann Award for the best Doctoral Thesis 2007 (Department of Ethnology and African Studies Mainz) July 2007

DAAD, Research Grant (for fieldwork in Ethiopia) Feb. 1998 – Apr. 1999

Address Campus- Main

Building name -NCR

Floor number- 2

Office room no. 260

Mobile: +251- 913-894660

University email ID: susanne.epple@aau.edu.et

Alternative email ID: Susanne.epple@googlemail.com

Research interest/ not more than hundred words regional: Southern Ethiopia, specifically Bashada/Hamar/Banna (South Omo, Southern Ethiopia) and Bayso (Giddicho Island, North Omo)

thematic: gender and age relations; social control and legal institutions; identity; culture contact; adaptation and resistance to cultural change; human rights; legal pluralism; harmful traditional practices; minorities

Publications in reputable journals 2014     “Females and Age-sets: The redefinition of social relations and extension of social networks”. In: Sophia Thubauville and Christina Gabbert (eds): Paideuma. (special focus issue): Gender and identification in patrilineal societies: Case studies from southern Ethiopia. Frankfurt: Frobenius Institut.

2014     (ed.): Creating and Crossing Social Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of social and categorization and differentiation Münster: Lit. (268 pages).

2014     “Introduction”. In: Susanne Epple (ed.): Creating and Crossing Social Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of social and categorization and differentiation. Münster: Lit, pp 1-23.

2014     “Adolescence, Bridehood and Marriage: Local perspectives on female status change in South Omo”. In: S. Epple (ed.): Creating and Crossing Social Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of social and categorization and differentiation. Münster: Lit, pp 101-123.

2014     (with Fabienne Braukmann: “Designation versus Self-identification. The case of the Bayso and the Haro people on Gidiccho Island, Lake Abbaya”. In: Susanne Epple (ed.): Creating and Crossing Social Boundaries in Ethiopia. Dynamics of social and categorization and differentiation. Münster: Lit, pp 145-165

2012     “Harmful practice or ritualized guidance? Reflections on physical punishment as part of socialization among the Bashada of Southern Ethiopia”. Rassegna di Studi Etiopici 3, Napoli: Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo, pp. 69-102

2012     with Sophia Thubauville. “Cultural diversity in Ethiopia between appreciation and suppression”. Introduction to Special Issue Paideuma. Frankfurt a.M.: Frobenius Institut, pp. 153-166

2012     “Selective Resilience. Local Responses to externally induced cultural change in Southern Ethiopia”. In: Paideuma. Mitteilungen zur Kulturkunde (Special Issue). Frankfurt a.M.: Frobenius Institut, pp. 197-212

2010     The Bashada of Southern Ethiopia. A Study of Age, Gender and Social Discourse. Köln: Köppe (291 pages)