Dr. Desalegn Amsalu

Dr. Desalegn Amsalu

Assistant professor

Head, Research Unit

Publications

Monographs

2016 “History, Memory, and Victimhood among the Kumpal Agaw in Northwest Ethiopia” (PhD Dissertation)

2010 The Nature of Awi-Gumuz Relations: The Dynamics of Ethnicity in Ethiopia. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

Articles & chapters

2019   “Use and abuse of ‘the right to consent’ Forum shopping between shimgilinna and state courts among the Amhara of Ankober, North Central Ethiopia” In Legal Pluralism in Ethiopia: The Interplay of International, National and Local Laws, edited by Susanne Epple and Getachew Aseffa. (Forthcoming)

2019   “The Influence of Post-1991 Federalism on Vernacular Literatures in Ethiopia” in Eastern African Literatures and Cultures: Emerging Trends, edited by Obala F. Musumba, Oduor Obura, James Ogone, and Susanne Gehrmann. Glienicke: Galda Verlag. (Forthcoming)

2018   “The Social Reproduction of Marginalization among the Kumpal-Agaw in Northwest Ethiopia” Pp 139−156 in The State of Status Groups in Ethiopia: Minorities between Marginalization and Integration, edited by Susanne Epple.  Broschur: Reimer.

2018   “Environmental Rights in Ethiopia: From Theory to Practice” Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy 9(2).

2018   “Migration to and Integration of Awi in Addis Ababa” Annales d’Éthiopie, 32 (forthcoming)

  • “An Ethnographic Introduction to the Kumpal” Journal of Ethiopian Studies 49:35−5

2014   “Ethiopian Ethnic Federalism: a ‘God-Sent’ Opportunity for all Ethnic Groups?” Modern Africa: Society, History, and Politics 2(2): 23−52.

Proceedings

2016   “Awi-Gumuz Interethnic Relations in Northwest Ethiopia: From Integrative Traditional Institutions to Exclusionary Ethnic Federalism.” Pp 101-115 in Ethiopia in Movement, Movements in Ethiopia: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, edited by Eloi Ficquet, Ahmed Hasen and Thomas Osmond.   Los Angeles: Tsehay Publishers.

2018   “Communities at Margins: Spaces of Large-Scale Development Projects Intervention in Ethiopia” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of African Development, Western Michigan University 27−29 May 2016

2015   “Naming Lore among the Gumuz of Northwest Ethiopia” Pp25−44 in Ethiopian Studies at the Brink of Its 50th Anniversary: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, edited by Aklilu Yilma and Ahmed Hasen. Addis Ababa: Institute of Ethiopian Studies.

2015 “Social Roles in the Ethnographic Fieldwork” Proceedings of the 4th Annual Workshop of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa (forthcoming)

2014   “Hunting as a Culture” In Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Workshop of the Institutes of Ethiopian Studies, Institute of Ethiopian Studies 16−17 May 2014, Addis Ababa.

2014 “Formal and Informal Migration of People to Jawi Worada in Northwest Ethiopia: A Quandary of Marginalization of the Host Indigenous Kumpal Minority.” In Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Workshop of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa: Addis Ababa University Press. Addis Ababa: Institute of Ethiopian Studies, 26−27 May 2013, Addis Ababa.

Entries

2013 “Zängäna” in Encyclopedia Aethiopica, Vol. 5. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag

Policy Briefs

2017   “Youth livelihood strategies in the Bale Eco-Region, Ethiopia”, IWMI Technical Brief, Issue 8

 

Compilations

Annotated Bibliography of Literature on Iddir (1965-2014)

Reports

2016 “Livelihood, Youth Migration, and Eco-Region Nexus in the Bale Eco-Region (BER), Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia”, SHARE-BER Project, Submitted to International Water Mangement Instityute (IWMI)

2017 “Delivering as one in Ethiopia- Untied Nations Developing Regional States  Joint Program (UN-DRSJP) A Terminl Evalutaion Report UN 5-years inutervention program in delivering social services in Benhsnagul Gumuz, Gambvella, Afar, and Somali Regional States, submited to UNDP

2012 “Traditional Mecvhnism of Conflict Resultion in Ethiopia- The Case of Shimgilinna” Subbmitted to Life & Peace Institute

In preparation

“Institutional Pluralism at Local Level: How State Affiliated Local Level Institutions Are Changing Dispute Resolution Culture in Ethiopia” Accepted for an upcoming International Conference of Legal Pluralism in Ethiopia: The Interplay of National and International Law” to be held in January 4, 2018, Jinka.

“Theory and Practice of Environmental Rights in Africa: The Case of Ethiopia” Submitted to the Journal of African Law (status: under consideration)

“Indigenous Knowledge of Water Use Management among the Awi, Northwestern Ethiopia”, A paper proposal submitted the upcoming 20th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies to be held in November 2018, Mekelle.

“Youth Migration and Livelihoods in Bale Eco-Region Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia” in preparation to submit to Society and Natural Resources journal

“Interstate neighborhood effects of Ethiopia’s large-scale refugee hosting initiative” Accepted for Canadian Association of African Studies Conference convening in Kingston at Queens College, on 4−6 May 2018.

“Ethnocentrism among University Students in Ethiopia Since 1991” Submitted to Ufhamu: A Journal of African Studies (status: review decision to revise and resubmit)

“Mass Expulsion of Ethiopians from Saudi Arabia (2013−2017): Economics and Politics of Reception and Accommodation of Expellees at Home” Proposal Submitted to APAD Conference, Roskilde, Denmark, 23−25 May 2018

Conference presentations  

2017  “Land, Territorial Politics, and Conflict in the Ethiopian Ethnic Federalism since 1991” A Paper Presented at the 3rd International Conference on  The 3rd Eastern Africa Literary and Cultural Studies Conference”, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24−26 August 2017

2016 The Political Forces of Culture Change in Ethiopia a paper Presented at the 5th Annual Workshop of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, 10−11 May 2016

2014 “Hunting as a Social Practice among the Kumpal” Presented at the Third Annual Workshop of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, 16 June 2014.

2014 “Highland to Lowland Migration of People in Ethiopia: Predicaments on the Host People” A Paper Presented at Conference “Africa in Movimento/Africa on the Move” held in Macerata, Italy, 17−20 September 2014.