10 May 2019

Discussion Panel:

A Critical Return to Youth in North Africa

Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society, The Hague


16 September 2019

Youth identity and belonging in the Zanzibar Diaspora

Conference: Us and them: diasporas for others in the Indian Ocean, Centre for Interdisciplinary Area Studies, Martin-Luther Unviersity Halle

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12 November 2019

Youth Identity and Belonging in the ‘Zanzibar Diaspora’

Bloomsbury Childhood and Youth Studies Group, UCL, London

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24 January 2020

After Waithood? Contemporary Approaches to Research with Youth Across 'Muslim Worlds'

International Workshop, Goethe University Frankfurt

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22 May 2019

Young People and Future-Making between Zanzibar and Oman

Conference: Rurality and Future Making, University of Cologne

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30 September 2019

‘The Prophet told us to use the cane, but…’ – Islam, Kinderschutz, und Konsens-Suche in Sansibar

German Anthropological Association Conference, University of Konstanz

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30 November 2019

When Ruins Speak: Making Sense of Space on the Kenya Coast.

Workshop: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Variation in Swahili, University of Mainz

9 November 2020 - 4pm

Waswahili (Vijana) wa Oman na Dhana ya “Zanzibar Diaspora”

Baraza la Kiswahili la Berlin (BALAKI-BE), ZMO


19 July 2019

Moral übersetzen? Sprachanthropologische Überlegungen zu Kindheit und Disziplin im Swahili-sprachigen Sansibar

Institute for African Studies, Afrikanistisches Kolloquium, Goethe University Frankfurt

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11 November 2019

Decolonising Child Protection

University College London (UCL), Institute of Education, UK


30 January 2020

Islam, Kinderschutz, und Konsens-Suche in Qur’anschulen in Sansibar

FFGI Lecture Series, Goethe University Frankfurt


“Children’s Rights and Critique: Decolonial Perspectives on a development aid sector.” (Kinderrechte und Kritik: Dekoloniale Perspektiven auf ein Feld der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit), Invited public lecture, Goethe Lectures Offenbach, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach, Germany.


“Being young and being Muslim in Oman: contemporary reforms around childhood, piety, and education in the Sultanate.” Panel convenor, 25th International Congress of DAVO, Frankfurt Research Centre on Global Islam, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.


“Corporal Punishment and Child Protection in Zanzibar Schools – A review.”, Presenter, Workshop: Children and youth facing violence in Africa: What do we know? What can we do?, Young Lives, University of Oxford and UCL Institute of Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


“Conducting Research with Adolescents Subject to Physical and Humiliating Punishment in Zanzibar.” Presenter, Workshop: Engaging Hard to Reach Adolescents: Insights from participatory and ethnographic field research. UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, Florence, Italy.


“Between ‘malezi ya jamii’ and ‘malezi ya kisasa’: Changing Temporalities and Spaces of Child Rearing in Zanzibar.”, Presenter, 3rd international thematic CRG conference on Africa and the Indian Ocean, Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Regionalstudien Martin-Luther University,
Halle (Saale), Germany.


“Säkularisierung und islamische Bildung: Koranschul-Reformen in Sansibar.“ Presenter (poster), Sommersymposium, Frobenius-Institute for Research in Cultural Anthropology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.


“‘Men who Abuse Boys are Gay’: Addressing the Gender Gap in Children’s Experiences of Violence and Child Protection in Zanzibar.” Presenter, Workshop: Zanzibar: showing/hiding, saying/concealing and other (false-)secrets, Université Paris Nanterre/EHESS, Paris, France.


“Discipline, Chastisement and Child Protection in Schools in Zanzibar – Lessons learned from a PhD research project.” Presenter, Save the Children Zanzibar Office, Tanzania.




“’We are the Nation of Tomorrow’ – Young Zanzibaris’ Constructions of Belonging and Citizenship amidst Child Rights Reconfigurations.” Presenter, German Anthropological Association (DGV), Berlin.


“Belonging through Uncertainty – Chaos Navigation in Young People’s Lives.” Workshop co-organizer, German Anthropological Association (DGV), Berlin.



“’A Child is Someone who Greets the Elders’: narratives of children and childhood in Zanzibar.” Presenter, African Studies Association of the UK (ASA UK), Cambridge.


“Karaoke and beyond: challenging the impact agenda.” Lab co-convenor, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA2016), Durham.


“Navigating the Self in the Politics of Child Protection in Zanzibar: thoughts on positionality and punishment.” Presenter, Anthropology in London Day, London.


“Discipline or Punishment? Exploring 'child protection' interventions in schools in Zanzibar.” Invited guest lecturer, Module: Children’s Rights in Practice, UCL/IOE, London.


“Children’s Perceptions of ‘Child Protection’ in Educational Settings in Zanzibar.” Presenter (poster), Exploring Childhood Studies in the Global South Workshop, Sheffield.




“The Meaning of and for the 'Child Protection' Discourse in Zanzibar.” Presenter, Baraza: Swahili Conference, London.


“Challenges and Opportunities of Studying Perceptions of Child Protection in Zanzibar, Tanzania.” Presenter, Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA 2015), Exeter.



“Contesting the Ordinary: children's and young people's perspectives on ‘child protection' measures in educational settings in Zanzibar, Tanzania.” Presenter, German African Studies Association (VAD), Bayreuth.

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