Dr. Luisa Arango coordinates CEDEJ Khartoum since January 2021.
She is an anthropologist. She has developed her research on urban questions linked to environmental knowledge, natures and resources as land and drinking water. She has been working in Sudan, mainly in Khartoum, since 2008 and collaborating in collective and interdisciplinary projects, including CEDEJ Khartoum.
As a former associated professor at the University of Strasbourg, she is interested in the teaching and learning process.
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Khalid ElRasheed: Chauffeur Démarcheur
Working with CEDEJ Khartoum’s team since 2011, Khalid is our Liaison officer in charge of logistics and relations with Sudanese administrations.
Georg Lilie is a historian and area specialist holding an MA in Intensive South Asian Studies from SOAS University of London. From November on, he will work with the CNRS at IMAF and CEDEJ Khartoum as a doctoral candidate of EHESS, writing a social history of women’s urban popular labour in Sudan during the Anglo-Egyption Condominium. Likewise, his past research projects pertained to labour movements, class and gender, especially in Pakistan. His MA thesis investigated connections and contradictions between middle-class socialist-feminists and working-class women in contemporary Karachi. In 2021, he examined the entangled history of India and the German Democratic Republic through the activities of the latter’s trade unions as a research fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orient.
Pr. Barbara Casciarri is an anthropologist, hosted by CEDEJ Khartoum since February 2021 for a “CNRS delegation”. She did research in political and environmental anthropology in Sudan since 1989, in rural and urban contexts. She coordinated CEDEJ Khartoum between 2006 and 2009, and since 2009 is the responsible of the Scientific Agreement between University Paris 8 and University of Khartoum.
For her CNRS delegation she carry out a research project on environments and identities after the 2019 revolution in Sudan. She holds a Workshop “Readings and Fieldworks in Sudan” at the CEDEJ Khartoum. For the same period, she is the team leader of two French-Sudanese scientific projects: CliMigraForm (ADESFA) 2020-22 and THAWRA_SuR (ANR) 2021-2024. Learn more