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Clemens Greiner


Clemens Greiner ( is the academic coordinator of the Global South Studies Center (GSSC). He was trained in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Geography at the University of Hamburg, where he received his PhD in Anthropology with a multi-sited ethnography on rural–urban migration in Namibia. In his current research, he focuses on agrarian change, the political ecology of resource conflicts, translocality, infrastructures and the transformation of pastoralism. His regional specialization is on Eastern and Southern Africa, where he has conducted extensive fieldwork (Namibia, 2005-06 and Kenya, 2010-11 and ongoing).