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Completed research project

Title / Titel Transnational relations of Cameroonian Muslim migrants
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Summary / Zusammenfassung My post-doctoral research project concerns Muslim migrants from Cameroon who live in other African countries (especially Gabon and South Africa) and in the Arab world (in particular Dubai). The research focuses on the migrants’ experiences in their new environment as well as their influence on local ideas of identity and modernity, and on political strategies in Cameroon.
Publications / Publikationen Pelican, Michaela. 2008. Bush faller: KamerunerInnen zwischen Fremde und Heimat.
Journal Ethnologie (Internetzeitschrift) 2008(3).
Pelican, Michaela and Peter Tatah. 2009. Migration to the Gulf States and China: local perspectives from Cameroon. African Diaspora 2(2): 229-245.
Keywords / Suchbegriffe Transnationalism, mobility, communication, social remittances, migration policy, Fulbe, Cameroon, Gabon, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Project leadership and contacts /
Projektleitung und Kontakte
Dr. Michael Pelican (Project Leader)  
Funding source(s) /
Unterstützt durch
Universität Zürich (position pursuing an academic career), Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich
Duration of Project / Projektdauer Feb 2008 to Feb 2010