Mohamed A.G. Bakhit

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I hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of Bayreuth, Germany. Since August 2016 I am Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum, and since February 2017 I am the Head of Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic & Social Studies, University of Khartoum.

My main research interests are identity change, urbanization, minority groups and citizenship. Recently, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project ‘Knowledge for Tomorrow – Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa’, coordinated by the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF), University of Frankfurt, Germany. I was also part of the postdoctoral project entitled ‘Identity, Nationality and Citizenship for Southern Sudanese Communities in Khartoum’, which ran from 2015 to 2019. In 2019–2020 I have been awarded the Individual Research Grant of African Peacebuilding Network (APN) to conduct a research project entitled ‘South Sudanese Refugees in Sudan Border: Community Citizenship and Refugee Systems’, funded by The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), New York, US.

I participate in two AUF (Agence Nationale de la Francophonie) programs : as a researcher in the program “Metropolization of In-Between Spaces” (CEDEJ, University of Khartoum, University Paris 8, 2014-17) then as coordinator for the UoK in the program “Being Arab, Muslim, Sudanese” (CEDEJ, University of Khartoum, University Paris 8, Max Planck Institute, 2018-20).

I am the coordinator for the Sudanese partner, University of Khartoum, of the CliMigra_Form programme between University Paris 8 and University of Khartoum.


Bakhit Mohamed. 2013a. “Negotiations of power and responsibilities in Khartoum’s shantytowns”, in Grawert, Elke (ed.), Forging Two Nations: Insights on Sudan and South Sudan, Addis Ababa: Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA), pp.127-142.

Bakhit Mohamed. 2013b. “From illegal squatter settlement towards legal shantytowns: negotiations of power and responsibilities in Khartoum shantytowns”, BIGSAS Working Papers 4/2013. pp.7-21. [ ]

Bakhit Mohamed. 2016a. “The citizenship dilemma of Southern Sudanese communities in the post-secession era in Khartoum”, Égypte/Monde arabe 14/2016, “Sudan: five years after the independence of South Sudan”, pp. 47-63.

Bakhit Mohamed. 2016b. Identity and Lifestyles Construction in Multi-Ethnic Shantytowns: A Case Study of Al-Baraka Community in Khartoum, Sudan, Berlin, LIT Verlag.

Bakhit Mohamed. 2020. “Shantytowns Identities vs Middle-Class Identities. A Reading of the Historical and Geographical Dimension of December 2018-April 2019 Uprising in Khartoum”, Cahiers d’études africains, 240, pp. 919-941.Bakhit Mohamed (forthcoming 2021). “‘Community’ Citizenship as a Liminal Space for Southern Sudanese Communities in Khartoum”, in Alice Franck, Barbara Casciarri and Idris S. El-Hassan (eds), In-Betweenness in Greater Khartoum: Spaces, Temporalities and Identities from Separation to Revolution, Oxford/New York, Berghahn Books, pp .234-252.

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