Dr. Benjamin Brühwiler

Assistenz (Geschichte Afrikas) / Koordination Studentische Mobilität
benjamin.bruehwiler-at-unibas.ch

Benjamin Brühwiler ist seit Frühlingssemester 2014 wissenschaftlicher Assistent und Lehrbeauftragter am Lehrstuhl für afrikanische Geschichte. In dieser Funktion unterrichtet er im Herbstsemester 2017 einen Einführungskurs mit dem Titel "Urbane Gesellschaften in Ostafrika". Zusammen mit Julia Tischler organisiert er das Forschungskolloquium "Geschichte Afrikas".

Brühwiler hat seine Dissertation an der Michigan State
University in den Vereinigten Staaten unter der Aufsicht von Laura Fair geschrieben. Ein 18-monatiger Forschungsaufenthalt in Tansania wurde vom Schweizerischen Nationalfonds in der Form eines Stipendiums für Angehende Forschende und Doc.Mobility finanziert. Die Dissertation trägt den Titel "Moralities of Owing and Lending: Credit, Debt, and Urban Living in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam".

Brühwiler ist auch der Koordinator der studentischen Mobilität und der internationalen Kooperationen des Departements Geschichte.

 

 

 

 

 

Aktuelles

Dissertation:

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2015. Moralities of Owing and Lending: Credit, Debt, and Urban Living in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam. Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan State University.

 

Publications:

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2017. "Interweaving Threads of Credit and Debt: Trading (Through) Textiles in Colonial Dar es Salaam" in Business History.

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2014. "Trustworthy Trader or Creditworthy Debtor? Competing Moralities and Trader Subjectivities at the Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam" in Stichproben - Vienna Journal for African Studies, no. 27, pp. 27-54.

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2012. “Blackface in America and Africa: Popular Arts and Diaspora Consciousness in Cape Town and the Gold Coast” in Toyin Falola and Tyler Fleming, eds., Music, Performance, and African Identities (London: Routledge), 125-143.

 

Book Reviews:

Brühwiler, Benjamin. Review of Moyd, Michelle R., Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa. H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews. May, 2016.

 

Conference Papers and Invited Talks:

2017: Convenor of panel E25 on "Debts and the City", 7th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), June 29-July 1, 2017, Basel.
2016: "Interweaving Threads of Credit and Debt: Trading (Through) Textiles in Colonial Dar es Salaam." Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany, July 20, 2016, Berlin.
2015: "The Cultural Significance of Debt in Dar es Salaam." Invited Talk at the History Department, April 28, University of Basel.
2014: "The Art of Fiscal Governance: A Cultural History of Credit in Dar es Salaam." African Studies Association Annual Meeting: Rethinking Violence, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation, November 20-23, 2014, Indianapolis.
2014: "From 'Mali Kauli' to Micro-Credits: Financing Wholesale Trade at the Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam since 1975." Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany, June 11-14, 2014, University of Bayreuth.
2011: "Shaping Neighborhood Communities: Shopkeepers and Pawnshop Owners in Colonial Kariakoo." MSU Africanist Graduate Students Conference: Emerging Perspectives in African Studies, October 20, 2011, Michigan State University.
2010: "Citizenship on Credit: Ismaili Khoja Merchants in Late-Colonial Dar es Salaam." African Studies Association Annual Meeting: African Diaspora and Diasporas in Africa, November 18-21, 2010, San Francisco.
2007: "'Sugar Daddies,' 'Chauvinists,' and 'Bandits:' Masculinities in Dar es Salaam, 1985-1990." European Students' Africa Conference: Contemporary Encounters: Europe and Africa, June 15-17, 2007, University of Basel.
2007: "Blackface and the Black Atlantic: Diaspora Consciousness in Cape Town and the Gold Coast." Africa Conference: Popular Cultures in Africa, March 30-April 1, 2007, University of Texas at Austin.

 

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

- African History
- Urban History and Urban Studies
- History and Anthropology
- History of Capitalism
- Oral History
- History of Medicine
- Gender & Masculinities
- East African and the Indian Ocean
- Slavery & Diaspora
- Global Ageing

 

 

 

Mitgliedschaften und Ehrungen

 

Fellowships and Awards:
2014: Doc.Mobility, Swiss National Science Foundation
2012-13: Fellowship for Prospective Researchers, Swiss National Science Foundation
2012: Nelson Mandela Museum/Michigan State University Museum Graduate Curatorial Fellowship 2012
2011-12: Milton E. Muelder Graduate Award, History Department, Michigan State University
2011: International Studies and Programs Pre-Dissertation Research Grant for Tanzania, Michigan State University
2010: Rita S. Gallin Award for the Best Graduate Paper on Women and Gender in Global Perspective
2009-10: Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2009/2010


Professional Affiliations:
- African Studies Association
- American Historical Association
- Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
- Tanzanian Studies Association
- Swiss Society for African Studies

Aktuelle Publikationen

Brühwiler, Benjamin: Review of Moyd, Michelle R. Violent Intermediaries: African Soldiers, Conquest, and Everyday Colonialism in German East Africa, in: H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews , 2016, S. 2. URL
Brühwiler, Benjamin: Trustworthy Trader or Creditworthy Debtor? Competing Moralities and Trader Subjectivities at the Kariakoo Market in Dar es Salaam, in: Stichproben - Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien , 2014, H. 27, S. 27-53. edoc, URL

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