Tamer Abd Elkreem

Mail: tamer.246@hotmail.com

I hold a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. I am a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum, where I was a lecturer since 2012, and currently I am the deputy director of the Peace Research Institute (PRI), University of Khartoum.

My areas of research interest are around power relations of development, state/society relations, and issues of knowledges’ production and their underpinning powers from an anthropological perspective.

I am a member of the teaching team of the CliMigra_Form research programme in partnership between University Paris 8 and University of Khartoum.


Abd Elkreem Tamer. 2012. Seeing like state vs. Seeing like a Local Community: the case of dam construction in the Nubian homeland, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

Abd ElKreem Tamer. 2015. “Whose dam? The danger of narrowly defined development: The case of Kajbar Dam, Northern Sudan”, Modern Africa: Politics, History and Society, 3(1), pp. 95-111.

Abd Elkreem, Tamer. 2018. Power Relations of Development. The case of dam construction in the Nubian homeland, Sudan, Berlin, Lit Verlag.

Forthcoming chapters or articles:

“Demystifying the Concept of National Interest: The case of building dams and dismantling the Sudanese state”.

— “Unhoming Development: The quest for simplicity and marginalization of social science’s potentiality in ‘resettlement projects’”.

— “De-modernizing liberalization of the Gezira Scheme” (from SSRC-APN research grant).

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