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‚Election day is payday‘, mit Markus Hoehne & Katrin Seidel. The Security Times, Februar 2023.


'Spatial and social im/mobility in forced migration: revisiting class', with Christian Hunkler, Magdalena Suerbaum & Zeynep Yanasmayan, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2022.2123431 [open access].

'Negotiating class positions in proximate places of refuge: Syrians in Egypt and Somalians in Kenya', with Magdalena Suerbaum, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2022.2123432 [open access].

'Creating an Atmosphere of Intellectual Superiority: Islamic Missionary Work in Kenya as Staged Competition in a Climate of Religious Diversity‘, Journal of Contemporary Religion 37(2): 203-222. DOI: 10.1080/13537903.2022.2073029 [open access].

'Somalia und Südsudan: Demokratieexport in der Sackgasse', with Markus Hoehne & Katrin Seidel, Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik 4/2022: 29-32. 

'Beyond race?', with Sawitri Saharso, Comparative Migration Studies 10(4):1-14. DOI: [open access].


Blog Post ‚GAA 2021 Conference Diary: Atmospheric Discussions?‘,, 11.10.2021. 


Book Review ‚Sarah Hillewaert, Morality at the Margins: Youth, Language, and Islam in Coastal Kenya (2020)‘, Islamic Africa 11(2): 261-264. 

‚Balancing Inclusion and Exclusion Among Somali Migrants in Germany‘, with M. Höhne, SI zu ‚Forced Migration and Exclusion in Europe‘ (edited by M. Schader & Z. Yanasmayan), International Migration, [open access].


„It Is Better to Do Business in Africa than in Europe” – Socio-Economic Positionings among Business- Minded European Somalis Moving to Kenya‘, Part of a Special Issue on ‚Leaving Europe‘ (edited by Karel Arnaut, Jean-Michel Lafleur, Nadia Fadil, Jérémy Mandin & Jaafar Alloul), Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies 18 (3): 270-285. [open access]


‚„Ethnic Neighbourhoods“ and/or Cosmopolitanism? The Art of Living Together’, in E. Wacker, U. Becker & K. Crepaz (Eds.), Refugees and Forced Migrants in Africa and the EU: Comparative and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Challenges and Solutions, pp. 129-150. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


'Introduction' (Scharrer, T. & N.. Carrier), in N. Carrier & T. Scharrer (Eds.), Mobile Urbanity. Somali Presence in Urban East Africa, pp. 3-25. New York, Oxford: Berghahn [open access].


'Reinventing Retail – "Somali" Shopping Centres in Kenya', in N. Carrier & T. Scharrer (Eds.), Mobile Urbanity. Somali Presence in Urban East Africa, 157-178. New York, Oxford: Berghahn.



'"Ambiguous citizens": Kenyan Somalis and the question of belonging', Journal of Eastern African Studies 12(3), 494-513. [open access]

'Introduction: Africa’s Middle Classes in Critical Perspective' (Scharrer, O’Kane & Kroeker), in L. Kroeker, D. O’Kane, & T. Scharrer (Eds.), Middle Classes in Africa. Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, pp. 1-31. Chams: Palgrave Macmillan.

'Anthropology and Class in Africa: Challenges of the Past and Present' (O’Kane & Scharrer), in L. Kroeker, D. O’Kane, & T. Scharrer (Eds.), Middle Classes in Africa. Changing Lives and Conceptual Challenges, pp. 81-105. Chams: Palgrave Macmillan. 



'Giving Informality Room. Somali entrepreneurs in Kenya have transformed the informal retail economy in substantive ways' (together with Neil Carrier), in T. Tavengwa & L. Newhouse (Eds.), The Corridor. How the East African corridor spanning the Indian Ocean from Somalia to South Africa is being radically re-shaped (pp. 34-36). Göttingen: MPI for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, in Association with Cityscapes Magazine. [open access]



'Book Review 'Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Kenya. A Social History of the Shifta Conflict, c. 1963–1968' by H. Whittaker (2014)', Islamic Africa 7(1), 121-123.


'Grenzerfahrungen: Prozesse der Identifikation und Abgrenzung am Beispiel der somalischen Bevölkerung in Kenia', Welt-Sichten (Mai 2014).


'Zwischen Marginalisierung und Integration - somalische Flüchtlinge in Kenia', inamo 18 (71), 31-34.



'Konversion in Ostafrika im Spannungsfeld zwischen islamischer und christlicher Mission', Historische Anthropologie 15 (1): 118-125.



'Religious Practices: Conversion: East Africa', Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC). Brill: Leiden.

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