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Alber, Erdmute

University of Bayreuth, Germany • Anthropology

Erdmute Alber is, as of this listing, at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. Trained as an anthropologist, she has specialized on culture in West Africa, with work on aging and the Republic of Benin.

Name: Erdmute Alber.

Training: Anthropology.

Location: Professor of Social Anthropology University of Bayreuth, Germany.

Further Details: After having worked on chieftaincy and the political history of Northern Benin, she has recently finished a book manuscript on the history of child fostering in West Africa. She has also written extensively on kinship, generational relations, childhood, ageing and the emerging new middle classes in West Africa. Recently, she headed the research Group “Kinship and Politics” at the Center of interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University, where she spent 10 months as a fellow.


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