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Jacqueline Knörr

Professor, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Martin Luther University, Halle/S., Germany. 15 years of experience preparing expert reports concerning the issues mentioned under “Expertise: Areas of expertise”.

Name
Jacqueline Knörr
Occupation
Head of the Research Group “Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast“ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Extraordinary Professor at the Martin Luther University, Halle/S., Germany
Expertise

Qualifications: M.A., Ph.D., Habilitation

Experience with national and international institutions/organizations, e.g. GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit/German Society for international cooperation), German Parliament, Pro Asyl, International Refugee Rights Initiative/Rights in Exile Programme, Refugee Council North Rhine-Westphalia, Network Migration in Europe, various organizations representing refugees and asylum seekers in Europa and the USA.  

Areas of expertise: social, political and cultural practices related to ethnic identity, religion, initiation (Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, FGC/M), secret society membership, gender relations/differentiation. Social and political persecution, trafficking (child trafficking, sexual and domestic trafficking), attitudes and treatment of physical and mental disease and disability, medical infrastructures and availability of medical/psychiatric treatment/therapy, socio-economic conditions and risks of social destitution, kin relations, norms and values, attitudes towards (failed) remigrants/returnees.

Experience

Has prepared around 150 expert reports for law firms / non-governmental and governmental organizations in the UK, USA, Germany, and The Netherlands concerning issues mentioned under “Expertise: Areas of expertise”; served as expert witness in court proceedings.

Publications

(small selection)

Books and edited volumes

Politics and Policies in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies: Change and Continuity (co-edited with C. K. Højbjerg and W. P. Murphy). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 

The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective (co-edited with C. Kohl). Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. (Open Access)

Creole Identity in Postcolonial Indonesia. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Books, 2014 (hardcover), paperback in press/to be published by March 2018).

The Powerful Presence of the Past: Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast (co- edited with Wilson Trajano Filho). Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Childhood and Migration. From Experience to Agency (editor). Bielefeld and Somerset, N.J.: Transcript and Transaction Publishers, 2005.

Women and Migration: Anthropological Perspectives. (co-edited with B. Meier). Frankfurt/M. and New York: Campus Verlag and St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Articles and book chapters

Global and local models of governance in interaction: Configurations of power in Upper Guinea Coast societies (with C. K. Højbjerg and A. Schroven). Journal for Contemporary African Studies, 37, 1-57-71, 2019. 

Creolization and pidginization as identity-related concepts of language, culture and identity. In: Knörr, J. and W. Trajano Filho (eds.) Creolization and Pidginization in Contexts of Postcolonial Diversity: language, culture, identity, pp. 15-35. Leiden: Brill, 2018. 

A war and after: Sierra Leone reconnects, within itself and with the world. In: Hannerz, U. and A. Gingrich (eds.) Small Countries. Structures and sensibilities, pp. 250-264. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.

Deconstructing tropes of politics and policies in Upper Guinea Coast societies (with C. K. Højbjerg and W. P. Murphy). In: Højbjerg, C. K., Knörr, J. and W. P. Murphy (eds.) Politics and Policies in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies: Change and Continuity, pp. 1-26. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Female Genital Cutting in context: The example of Sierra Leone. The Expert Witness 16, 2016: 36-42. 

The Upper Guinea Coast in global perspective (with C. Kohl) (2016). In: Knörr, J. and C. Kohl (eds.) The Upper Guinea Coast in Global Perspective, pp. 1-18. Oxford and New York: Berghahn.

Einheit in Vielfalt? Zum Verhältnis ethnischer und nationaler Identität in Indonesien. Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) 11-12, 2012: 16-23. 

Childhood and migration in the context of  globalization. In: Ritzer, G. (ed.)  (2012)  Wiley- Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, pp. 177-179. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

National, ethnic and creole identities in contemporary Upper Guinea Coast societies (Knörr et al.). MPI for Social Anthropology Working Paper 135, 2012.

Das Coming-out der Diaspora als Heimat? Kreolische Identität in Sierra Leones Nachkriegsgesellschaft Sierra Leones. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 136, 2011: 331-356.

Contemporary creoleness, or: The world in pidginization? Current Anthropology, Vol. 51, No. 6, December 2010: 731-759. 

Introduction (with Trajano Filho). In: Knörr, J. and W. Trajano Filho (eds.) (2010) The Powerful Presence of the Past. Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast, pp. 1-23. Leiden: Brill.

Out of hiding? Strategies of empowering the past in the reconstruction of Krio identity. In: Knörr, J. and W. Trajano Filho (eds.) (2010) The Powerful Presence of the Past. Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast, pp. 205-228. Leiden: Brill.

Creolization and nation-building in Indonesia. In: Cohen, R. and P. Tonninato (eds.) (2009) The Creolization Reader. Studies in Mixed Identities and Cultures, pp. 353-363. London: Routledge.

‘Free the Dragon’ versus ‘Becoming Betawi’. Chinese identity in contemporary Jakarta. Asian Ethnicity 10 (1), 2009: 71-90.

Towards a more comprehensive and comparative approach in the study of migrant children. In: Report of the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Changing Childhood in a Changing Europe, European Science Foundation, February 2009, pp. 23-28.

Indigenisierung vs. Re-Ethnisierung. Chinesische Identität in Jakarta. Anthropos 1, 2008: 159-177.

Creole identity and postcolonial nation-building. Examples from Indonesia and Sierra Leone, Série Antropologia, No. 416, Departamento Antropologia, Universidade Brasília, Brasília 2007.

Introduction, in: Knörr, J. (ed.) (2005) Childhood and Migration, pp. 9-21. Bielefeld and Somer-set, N.J.: Transcript and Transaction Publishers.

When German children come ‘home’: Experiences of (re-)migration to Germany – and some remarks about the ‘TCK’-issue, in: Knörr, J. (ed.) (2005) Childhood and Migration. From Expe-rience to Agency, pp. 51-66. Bielefeld and Somerset, N.J.: Transcript and Transaction Publishers.

Freetown, in: Ember, M. and C. R. Ember (eds.) (2002) Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures. Cities and Cultures around the World, pp. 212-219. Danbury: Grolier: Vol. II.

Im Spannungsfeld von Traditionalität und Modernität: Die Orang Betawi und Betawi-ness in Jakarta, Zeitschrift für Ethnologie 128, 2002, 2: 203-221.

Women and migration: Anthropological perspectives (with B. Meier), in: Knörr, J. and B. Meier (eds.) (2000): Women and Migration: Anthropological Perspectives, pp. 9-17. Frankfurt/M. and New York: Campus and St. Martin’s Press.

Female secret societies and their impact on ethnic and transethnic identities among migrant women in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in: Knörr, J. and B. Meier (eds.) (2000): Women and Migration: Anthropological Perspectives, pp. 62-80. Frankfurt/M. and New York: Campus and St. Martin’s Press.

Definitionen und Erklärungsansätze von Prostitution (with Holter, U. and E. Heinser-Ueckert), in: Holter, U. (ed.) (1995) Bezahlt, geliebt, verstoßen. Prostitution und andere Sonderformen institutionalisierter Sexualität in verschiedenen Kulturen, pp. 9-16. Bonn: Holos.

Languages
English, German, French, Krio, Dutch (reading)
Ethnic groups expertise
West Africa: Krio, Mende, Temne, Mandingo (Mandinka, Malinke), Fullah (Fulani, Peul, Fulbe), Sherbro, Serer, Limba, Serahule, Wolof, Jola, Susu, Kpelle, Kissi, Manjago, Yoruba, Ibo/Igbo, Ijaw, Americo-Liberians (and smaller groups related to those mentioned); Indonesia: Betawi, Sunda, Javanese, Chinese.
Political groups expertise
Poltical parties, (I)NGOs, Anti-FGM groups, equal rights groups
Religious groups expertise
Islamic and Christian groups, traditional religions, initiation / secret societies
Fees
[Private to EIN members]
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