Training sessions participants

Abolgasim Salih

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I am a student of “Anthropology of Globalization” Master in Social Sciences, University of Paris 8. In my previous research (M1) I was interested in the trajectories of Sudanese refugees studying in Parisian universities. In my current research (M2) I am trying to understand these trajectories of Sudanese in France from an environmental changes perspective.

Corten Pérez Houis

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I am a PhD student in Geography at the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. My study deals with the relationship between building materials, and especially red brick, and the contemporary transformation of Khartoum (Sudan) and Cairo (Egypt). I am interested in following the material from the factory to the construction site in order to explain the urban logics of these two capitals.

Eiman Hassan Adam Mohamed

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I am a student at the University of Khartoum, preparing a Higher Diploma in Social Work. Having a background in Engineering and Technologie, I became interested in anthropology and sociology with the purpose of developing the understanding of Sudanese society’s dynamics. I am also engaged in civil society association, as co-founder and manager of projects and programs for the East Nile Youth Organization.

Elsheikh Abdelmahmoud Elsheikh Khalid

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I am a student at the University of Khartoum, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, honors. I grew up in Omdurman, and I travelled a lot within Sudan, which gave me experience with the reality of Sudanese societies.

I am interested in the study of cultural diversity, belief systems, military sociology and Sufi history.

Hafsa Mouales


I am a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University Paris 8, Vincennes Saint-Denis. My PhD project focuses on the relations between Nature/Environment and Muslim religion in the French context. My background is in sociology, and I carried out a Master thesis on the particular relation of Beja citizens with their environment, at the University of Bejaja, Algeria. I am interested in issues linked to environment and nature representations, in the framework of ecological activism by citizens and institutions.

Hager Hassan Moddathir

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I am a Graduate of University of Khartoum, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, my Master Diploma in Anthropology The Effects of South Sudan Secession on The Livelihood and Coping Strategies of The Seleim People of White Nile State will be defended in May 2021. I participated to a project held by the Norwegian program for capacity development in higher education and research development (NORHED) about border land dynamics in Sudan, and to the AUF-PCSI project “Being Arab, Muslim and Sudanese” led by CEDEJ, University of Khartoum, University Paris 8. My main interests focus on pastoral nomadic societies and their identity processes.

Juliette Delaplanche

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I am a second year student in the “Anthropology of Globalization” Master of Social Sciences at the University of Paris 8. Following a degree in philosophy (Paris 1), I wrote a master thesis in 2020 on urban farms in Seine Saint Denis. I explore the link between popular education and environmental education. In 2021, I will continue my M2 research, supervised by Barbara Casciarri, on themes related to the relationship between nature and urban agriculture.

Mojahid Ibrahim Musa

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I am a master student at University of Khartoum working on Safety, Security and Environment. I hold B.Sc. of Geographical & Environmental Sciences (Environment & Ecology), University of Khartoum. I am working as Teaching Assistant at the department of Environment and Ecology, Faculty of Geographical and Environmental Sciences, University of Khartoum. my research interests include Environmental changes and Social vulnerability & Environmental governance and sustainability.

Rayan Mohamed Tom

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I am a student at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthopology, University of Khartoum. My first study was on socio-political dimensions of the Sudanese identity crisis. I participated in the fieldwork survey of the Department of Anthropology on youth and revolution (2019-2020) with focus on the Resistance Committees, and my ongoing research focuses on the impact on identity of the language of education.

Romain Leclercq

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I am a sociologist, member of the Lavue laboratory (UMR 7218) and of the University of Paris 8, where I defended my doctoral thesis in 2020, entitled “Dakar, prey to the waters. Sociology of the catastrophic city”. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre des politiques de la Terre (University of Paris / SciencesPo Paris), my research focuses on the city under the Anthropocene understood through a comparative ethnographic perspective.

I am the Webmaser of the ClimigraForm project.

Saddam Faris Mohamed

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I have a Bachelor Honor in Sociology and Social Anthropology. I am a Master student (and a Teaching Assistant) at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum. My Master research focuses on South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum state. My main scientific interests are in migration, livelihood strategies and native administration in Sudan.

Waita Romero Espinoza

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During my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Paris 8, I discovered my interest in field inquiry, especiallu related to “nature in the city” in the Paris suburbs. I continued my studies with a master’s degree in Social Sciences, “Anthropology of globalization”, with a research on the social and environmental effects of mines in a region of Northern Peru, with a particular focus on the role of women. After a first training in cinema, I am now developing my skills in audiovisual production, always with a particular interest in environmental issues.

Yacine Khiar

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I am a PhD student in anthropology at the University of Paris 8, a member of the LAVUE UMR 7128 CNRS, and associate researcher at CEDEJ-Khartoum. My thesis, under the direction of Barbara Casciarri, is entitled “La contestation algérienne et soudanaise au prisme des créations picturales. Pour une anthropologie politique des objets artistiques”. At the crossroads of political anthropology and the sociology of art, this research focuses on the role and use of painting as a means of protest, through the cases of the Algerian and Sudanese revolutions.

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