Benjamin Brühwiler MA

Doktorand in Geschichte an der Michigan State University - Assoziiertes Mitglied der Basel Graduate School of History

Afrikanische Geschichte

Departement Geschichte
Universität Basel
Hirschgässlein 21

Büro 502
CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41(0)61 207 46 87

benjamin.bruehwiler@unibas.ch

Projekt

The Moralities of Borrowing and Lending: Credit, Debt, and Urban Living in Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam

Zur Person

Education:
2009-2015: Ph.D. in History, Michigan State University
2004-2007: M.A. African Studies, University of Basel
2001-2004: Studies of History, Anthropology, and Economics, University of Basel

Research Experience:

2014: Research assistant to Dr. Laura Fair on the history of cinema in Tanzania
2012-2013: Dissertation research in Tanzania
2012: Graduate curatorial fellow at the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha, South Africa, and the Michigan State University Museum in East Lansing, Michigan
2011-12: Research assistant to Dr. David Wiley on the militarization of Africa
2011: Pre-dissertation research in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2010: Pre-dissertation research in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland
2006: Research for master’s thesis in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Teaching Experience:
2014: History Seminar “East Africa and the Indian Ocean,” Instructor, University of Basel
2014: History Proseminar “Afrika und die Welt aus der Perspektive afrikanischer HändlerInnen,” Instructor, University of Basel
2011: History Course “America Before 1876,” Teaching Assistant
2010: History Course “America After 1876,” Teaching Assistant
2010: Integrated Social Science Course “Africa and the World,” Teaching Assistant

Languages:
German: Native Language
English: Near-Native Speaking, Reading, and Writing
Swahili: Near-Native Speaking, Reading, and Writing
French: Speaking, Reading, and Writing
Latin: Reading and Writing

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

Africa, East Africa & the Indian Ocean, Oral History, Urban History, History of Capitalism, Development, Gender, Slavery & Abolition

Publikationen

Brühwiler, Benjamin. 2014. "Honest Trader or Creditworthy Debtor? 'Mali Kauli,' Micro-Credits, and Trader Subjectivities at the Kariakoo Wholesale Market in Dar es Salaam" in Stichproben - Vienna Journal for African Studies, no. 27.

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.

Mitgliedschaften

African Studies Association
American Historical Association
Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
Tanzania Studies Association