Tabea Scharrer is a social anthropologist interested in research about migration, inequality and religion. She is Habilitandin at the University of Bayreuth and Research Partner at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. Tabea has conducted research in refugee camps in Tanzania, about Islamic missionary movements in East Africa and with Somali migrants in Kenyan urban areas and in several European cities. Her current project deals with the transnational socio-economic positioning of Somali forced migrants, with a focus on Kenya and Germany. Her publications include the monograph Narrative islamischer Konversion: Biographische Erzählungen konvertierter Muslime in Ostafrika (transcript, 2013) and two co-edited volumes on Middle Classes in Africa (Palgrave, 2018) and on Mobile Urbanity. Somali Urban Presence in East Africa (Berghahn, 2019). Currently she is working on a Handbuch Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung (Nomos, 2022). She is member of the editorial board of Comparative Migration Studies.

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