Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)

prof. dr. P.L. (Peter) Geschiere


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Dep. Sociology & Antropology
  • Visiting address
    REC BC
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  Amsterdam
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15508
    1001 NA  Amsterdam
  • P.L.Geschiere@uva.nl

2016

  • Geschiere, P. L. (2016). Changing Mobilities, Changing Futures. In B. Goldstone, & J. Obarrio (Eds.), African Futures- Essays on Crisis, Emergence and Possibility. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Geschiere, P. L. (2016). Préface. In S. Fancello (Ed.), Penser la sorcellerie en Afrique. (pp. 11-21). Paris: Hermann Éditeurs.
  • Geschiere, P. L. (2016). Witchcraft: The Dangers of Intimacy and the Struggle over Trust. In V. Broch, & M. Ystanes (Eds.), Trusting and Its Tribulations – Interdisciplinary Engagements with Intimacy, Sociality and Trust. (pp. 60-84). Oxford: Berghahn.
  • Geschiere, P. L. (2016). Witchcraft. In V. Rao, & P. Krishnamurthy (Eds.), Speculation, Now: Essays and Artwork. (pp. 41-44). Duke University Press.
  • Geschiere, P. L. (2016). Éric de Rosny et la violence du monde nocturne. In G. Séraphin (Ed.), Religion, guérison et forces occultes en Afrique. (pp. 83-96). Paris: Karthala.
  • Geschiere, P. (2016). Witchcraft, Shamanism, and Nostalgia: A Review Essay. Comparative Studies in Society and History, 58(1), 242-265. DOI: 10.1017/S0010417515000638  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P., & Guadeloupe, F. (2016). Conclusion: Post-script on Sex, Race and Culture. In J. W. Duyvendak, P. Geschiere, & E. Tonkens (Eds.), The Culturalization of Citizenship : Belonging and Polarization in a Globalizing World (pp. 203-218). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53410-1_10  [details] 

2015

2014

  • Geschiere, P. (2014). La réponse de l'auteur. Politique Africaine, 135, 217-224. DOI: 10.3917/polaf.135.0197  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2014). The funeral in the village: urbanites' shifting imaginations of belonging, mobility, and community. In M. Diouf, & R. Fredericks (Eds.), The arts of citizenship in African cities: infrastructures and spaces of belonging (pp. 49-66). (Africa connects). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/9781137481887_3  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P., & Socpa, A. (2014). Changing mobilities, shifting futures. In B. Przybyl-Olowski, & J. Swianiewicz (Eds.), Towards Africa: learn, act, share. (pp. 195-208). Warzawa: Fundacja RazemPamoja.
  • Geschiere, P., & Socpa, A. (2014). Nowe wzory mobilności, nowa przyszłość. In J. Jankowska (Ed.), Ku Afryce: poznawać, działać, dzielić się. (pp. 191-215). Warzawa: Instytut Wydawniczy Książka i Prasa. [details] 

2013

  • Geschiere, P. L. (2013). Autochthonie, Zugehörigkeit und Exklusion: Die widersprüchlichen Verflechtungen des Lokalen und Globalen in Afrika und Europa. Historische Antropologie. Kultur, Gesellschaft, Altag, 21(1), 85-102. DOI: 10.7788/ha.2013.21.1.85  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2013). Witchcraft, intimacy and trust: Africa in comparison. Chicago [etc.]: University of Chicago Press. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2013). Autochthony and the politics of belonging. In N. Cheeseman, D. M. Anderson, & A. Scheiber (Eds.), Routledge handbook of African politics (pp. 108-120). (Routledge handbooks). London [etc.]: Routledge. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2013). Autochthony, citizenship, and (in)security: new turns in the politics of belonging in Africa and elsewhere. In Z. Gambetti, & M. Godoy-Anativia (Eds.), Rhetorics of insecurity: belonging and violence in the neoliberal era (pp. 40-68). New York [etc.]: New York University Press. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2013). Sociality and its dangers: witchcraft, intimacy and trust. In N. J. Long, & H. L. Moore (Eds.), Sociality: new directions (pp. 61-82). (WYSE series in social anthropology; No. 1). New York [etc.]: Berghahn Books. [details] 
  • Awondo, P., Geschiere, P., & Reid, G. (2013). Une Afrique homophobe? Sur quelques trajectoires de politisation de l'homosexualité: Cameroun, Ouganda, Sénégal et Afrique du Sud. Raisons Politiques, 2013(1), 95-118. DOI: 10.3917/rai.049.0095  [details] 

2012

  • Geschiere, P. (2012). Política de la pertenencia: brujería, autoctonía e intimidad. (Umbrales). Mexico, D.F.: Fondo de Cultura Económica. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2012). Religion's 'others': Jean Comaroff on religion and society. Religion and Society, 3(1), 17-25. DOI: 10.3167/arrs.2012.030102  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2012). The political economy of autochthony: labour migration and citizenship in Southwest Cameroon. In J. Abbink (Ed.), Fractures and reconnections: civic action and the redefinition of African political and economic spaces: studies in honor of Piet J.J. Konings (pp. 15-35). (African Studies Centre; No. 5). Zürich [etc.]: LIT Verlag. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2012). The return of culture: anthropology's temptations. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, & E. Echteld (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECICC-conference Guyana 2001. - Vol. 1: Multiplex cultures and citizenships: multiple perspectives on language, literature, education and society in the ABC-Islands and beyond (pp. 17-27). Willemstad: Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma (FPI) / University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA). [details] 
  • Geschiere, P., & Allen, R. M. (2012). An introduction: multiple cultures and multiplex citizenships in the ABC-islands and beyond. In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, & E. Echteld (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECICC-conference Guyana 2001. - Vol. 1: Multiplex cultures and citizenships: multiple perspectives on language, literature, education and society in the ABC-Islands and beyond (pp. 13-15). Willemstad: Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma (FPI) / University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA). [details] 
  • Awondo, P., Geschiere, P., & Reid, G. (2012). Homophobic Africa? Toward a more nuanced view. African Studies Review, 55(3), 145-168. DOI: 10.1017/S0002020600007241  [details] 

2011

  • Geschiere, P. (2011). 'Sons of the soil': autochthony and its ambiguities in Africa and Europe. In J. Abbink, & M. de Bruijn (Eds.), Land, law and politics in Africa: mediating conflict and reshaping the state (pp. 80-98). (African dynamics; No. 10). Leiden: Brill. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). Autochthony as a "nervous language": some elements of its genealogy. In E. Jul-Larsen, P. J. Laurent, P. Y. Le Meur, & E. Léonard (Eds.), Une anthropologie entre pouvoirs et histoire: conversations autour de l'œuvre de Jean-Pierre Chauveau (pp. 347-368). (Hommes et sociétés). Marseille/Paris: IRD/Karthala. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). Autochthony, citizenship and exclusion: new patterns in the politics of belonging in Africa and Europe. In S. Albiez, N. Castro, L. Jüssen, & E. Youkhana (Eds.), Ethnicity, citizenship and belonging: practices, theory and spatial dimensions = Etnicidad, ciudadanía y pertenencia: prácticas, teoría y dimensiones espaciales (pp. 175-198). (Ethnicity, citizenship and belonging in Latin America; No. 1). Madrid: Iberoamericana. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). Autochthony, citizenship and exclusion: paradoxes in the politics of belonging in Africa and Europe. Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 18(1), 321-339. DOI: 10.2979/indjglolegstu.18.1.321  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). L’autoctonia e le contese sulla cittadinanza: nuovi sviluppi nelle politiche dell’appartenenza nell’Africa del dopo guerra fredda. Afriche e Orienti, 2011(3-4), 16-33. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). Response to Irène Bellier II. Social Anthropology, 19(2), 207-209. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2011.00149.x  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). Response to Irène Bellier IV. Social Anthropology, 19(2), 211-212. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8676.2011.00149.x  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2011). The 1994 forest law in Cameroon: neoliberals betting on "the" community. In N. Schareika, E. Spies, & P-Y. Le Meur (Eds.), Auf dem Boden der Tatsachen: Festschrift für Thomas Bierschenk (pp. 477-494). (Mainzer Beiträge zur Afrika-Forschung; No. 28). Köln: Köppe. [details] 

2010

  • Geschiere, P. (2010). Autochthony: local or global? In U. Freitag, & A. von Oppen (Eds.), Translocality: the study of globalising processes from a southern perspective (pp. 207-228). (Studies in global social history; No. 4). Leiden: Brill. DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004181168.i-452.58  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2010). Een worsteling met productiewijzen. Krisis, 2010(2), 45-48. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2010). Homosexuality in Cameroon: identity and persecution. In I. Dubel, & A. Hielkema (Eds.), Urgency required: gay and lesbian rights are human rights (pp. 126-131). The Hague: Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos). [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2010). Sorcellerie... comment guérir le mal qui vient de l'intérieur? In L. Lado (Ed.), Le pluralisme médical en Afrique: colloque international de Yaoundé, 3-5 février 2010: hommage à Éric de Rosny (pp. 429-448). Paris: Karthala. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2010). The self-reflective turn in ethnography: from dialogue to narcissism? Etnofoor, 22(1), 137-146. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2010). Witchcraft and modernity: perspectives from Africa and beyond. In L. Nicolau Parés, & R. Sansi (Eds.), Sorcery in the black Atlantic (pp. 233-258). Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [details] 

2009

  • Geschiere, P. (2009). Perils of belonging: autochthony, citizenship, and exclusion in Africa and Europe. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2009). Autoctonia: locale o globale? In A. Bellagamba (Ed.), Inclusi/esclusi: prospettive africane sulla cittadinanza (pp. 3-31). Novara: UTET. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2009). Is there "a" postcolonial condition? The Salon / Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism, 1(1), 23-25. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2009). La stregoneria e i limiti della legge in Camerun e Sud Africa. In R. Beneduce (Ed.), Poteri e identità in Africa subsahariana (pp. 59-93). Napoli: Liguori Editore. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2009). Von Gravenreuth and Buea as a site of history: early colonial violence on Mount Cameroon. In I. Fowler, & V. G. Fanso (Eds.), Encounter, transformation and identity: peoples of the western Cameroon borderlands, 1891-2000 (pp. 69-92). (Cameroon studies; No. 8). Oxford: Berghahn. [details] 

2008

  • Geschiere, P. L. (2008). Witchcraft and the state: Cameroon and South Africa: Ambiguities of ‘reality’ and ‘superstition’. Past & Present, 199(3), 313-335. DOI: 10.1093/pastj/gtm070  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2008). [Review of: H.G. West (2007) Ethnographic sorcery]. African Studies Review, 51(3), 138-140. DOI: 10.1353/arw.0.0103  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P., Meyer, B., & Pels, P. (2008). Introduction. In P. Geschiere, B. Meyer, & P. Pels (Eds.), Readings in modernity in Africa (pp. 1-43). Oxford: Currey / Indiana U.P. [details] 

2015

  • Geschiere, P. L. (2015). Le jeune Bayart ert le discours foudroyant du grand parti unique: Ou comment prendre un imaginaire ingrat au sérieux? In À bas les fonctionnaires apathiques et ventripotents: pour un fonctionnaire intellectuellement fécond et physiquement disponible, en avant! La bande à Bayart. (pp. 81-91). Paris: Karthala.
  • Geschiere, P. (2015). Postface. In J. Tonda (Ed.), L'impérialisme postcolonial: Critique de la société des éblouissements. (pp. 243-246). (Les Afriques). Paris: Karthala. [details] 

2008

  • Geschiere, P. (2008). Een nieuw idee van emigratie in Kameroen: 'Bushfalling': jagen in rijke landen. De linker wang: platform voor geloof en politiek, 2008(4), 24-25. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2008). Homoseksueel in Kameroen: identiteit en vervolging. In I. Dubel, & A. Hielkema (Eds.), Urgentie geboden: homo- en lesborechten zijn mensenrechten (pp. 126-131). Amsterdam: SWP. [details] 

2015

  • Geschiere, P. (2015). [Review of: I. Niehaus (2013) Witchcraft and a life in the new South Africa]. Journal of Religion in Africa, 45(2), 225-227. DOI: 10.1163/15700666-12340043  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2015). [Review of: J.-F. Bayart (2014) Le plan cul: Ethnologie d'une pratique sexuelle]. Revue Française de Science Politique, 64(5), 1025-1027. [details] 

2012

  • Geschiere, P. (2012). Modernity as sorcery? [Review of: A. Lattas (2010) Dreams, madness, and fairy tales in New Britain]. Anthropology Now, 4(1), 79-84. [details] 
  • Geschiere, P. (2012). Reconciling difference and equality [Review of: G. Pandey (2010) Subaltern citizens and their histories: investigations from India and the USA]. Economic & Political Weekly, 47, 34-37. [details] 

2009

  • Geschiere, P. (2009). [Review of: G. Steinmetz (2007) The devil’s handwriting: precoloniality and the German colonial state in Qingdao, Samoa and Southwest Africa]. American Journal of Sociology, 115(1), 289-291. DOI: 10.1086/605748  [details] 

Scientific position

  • Geschiere, P.L. (2014): Visiting professor course on ‘Cultural dynamics in Africa', HEM School of Management, Rabat, Marocco.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (2014): Visiting professor for Course on ‘Autochthony and Modernity’ for Pre-dissertation Fieldwork Program, Social Research Council (New York).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (2008): Member Steering Committee, NWO Programme "Cultural Dynamic".
  • Geschiere, P.L. (1995-2011): Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences.

Media appearance

  • Geschiere, Peter (25-02-2014): Koloniaal verleden ligt ten grondslag aan homowetten Afrika [Radio] Radio 1. Koloniaal verleden ligt ten grondslag aan homowetten Afrika.

Book editor

  • Duyvendak, J. W., Geschiere, P., & Tonkens, E. (2016). The Culturalization of Citizenship: Belonging and Polarization in a Globalizing World. London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-53410-1  [details] 
  • Geschiere, P., Meyer, B., & Pels, P. (2008). Readings in modernity in Africa. (Readings in...). Oxford: James Currey / Indiana U.P. [details] 

Journal editor

  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2010-2011): Politique Africaine (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2010-2011): African Studies Review (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2010-2011): Africa (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2010-2011): Critique of Anthropology (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2010-2011): Afrika spectrum (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) (2009-2011): Critique of Anthropology (Journal).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (editor) & Willis, P. (editor) (2007-2015): Ethnography (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Geschiere, P.L. (speaker) (2016): Witchcraft and the Dangers of Intimacy: Africa and Europe, Witchcraft and Emotions, Berlin, Germany.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (speaker) (2016): Witchcraft, Homosexuality and Freemasonry – Popular Imaginaries of Affliction, Healing and Medecine, Point Sud, Stellenbosch.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (speaker) (2016): Witchcraft and Practices of Trust in Family, Work and Migration, Point Sud, Bamako, Mali.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (speaker) (2016): The Historicity of Witchcraft Narratives – Examples from the Forest Region of South Cameroon, Narrating Witchcraft – Agency, Discourse and Power, Erfurt, Germany.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (keynote speaker) (1-12-2016): Tempting Transgressions – Same-Sex Practices as a Challenge to African Studies, African Studies Review Distinguished Lecture, Washington DC, United States.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (speaker) (24-11-2016): Museums, Citizenship and Belonging, Museum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (keynote speaker) (22-7-2016): Capitalism and Witchcraft, Deutsche Afrikanistenverein.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (keynote speaker) (29-6-2016): Witchcraft, Freemasonry and Homosexuality – Postcolonial Obsessions in Cameroon (and Elsewhere), WISER, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (keynote speaker) (15-6-2016): Face à la sorcellerie, L’État et les institutions face à la sorcellerie dans l’Afrique conbtemporaine, Paris.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (15-10-2015): Ethnicity: pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial - Africa in comparison, Conference on ethnivity in pre-colonial societies, Keulen.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (19-6-2015): Sorcellerie, intimité et crise de la présence - souffrances chez les Maka (Cameroun), Conférence il rovescio della immigrazione, Turijn.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (6-2-2015): Genre et citoyenneté, REASOPO, CERI, Parijs.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (25-4-2014): The Return of Chieftaincy in Africa, keynote, conference on chieftaincy, African Studies Center, Harvard, Cambridge.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (17-1-2014): African Futures, keynote Program African Futures, Univ. of Bayreuth, Bayreuth.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (2013): Lord Lugard and the Ambiguities of Belonging : From Indirect Rule to Present-day Issues of Autochthony’, Lugard Lecture 2007.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (22-10-2012): Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust - Africa in Comparison, keynote for Ph.D. conference, dept. of anthropology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (4-5-2012): Homophobia and Citizenship in Cameroon and Elsewhere in Africa, Keynote address: for conference on Culture, Citizenship and Belonging, Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen, Willemstad.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (13-7-2011): Witchcraft, Intimacy and Trust - Africa in Comparison, Invited lecture of Johannesburg Workshop in Critical Theory, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
  • Geschiere, P.L. (invited speaker) (7-5-2011): African Urbanites and the Funeral in the Village: An Ultyimate Test of Belonging?, invited lecture for Conference on The Art of Citizienship in African Cities, New York, Columbia University.

Others

  • Geschiere, P.L. (organiser) & Hendriks, Th. (organiser) (2016): African Studies Association (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Hekma, G. (organiser) & Geschiere, P.L. (organiser) (4-8-2016 - 5-8-2016): Conferentie ‘Proud in Europe?’ (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (organiser) & Pratten, D. (organiser) (19-11-2015 - 22-11-2015): Conference of African studies association, San Diego (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (organiser), Hendriks, T. (organiser) & Spronk, R. (organiser) (8-7-2015): European congress of African studies, Parijs (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) (7-11-2013): Organizer Panel for Arjun Appadurai, honorate doctorate, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) (28-6-2013): Organizer Panel for ECAS2013: Une anthropologie entre pouvoirs et histoire - Conversations autour de l’œuvre de Jean-Pierre Chauveau’, Lisbon (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) (31-1-2013): Organizer Panel for REASOPO / CERI: ’In Memory of Eric de Rosny’, Paris (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant), Malaquais, D. (participant) & Goheen, M. (participant) (29-11-2012 - 1-12-2012): for annual conference African Studies Association, Philadelphia (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) & Jandoh, M.G. (participant) (1-9-2012 - 2-9-2012): Outreach conference of NWO Cultural Dynamics programme on Culturalization of Citizenship in collaboration with Institue of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) & Allen, Rose Mary (participant) (2-5-2012 - 3-5-2012): Outreach conference of NWO Cultural Dynamics programme on Culturalization of Citizenship in collaboration with Universiteit van de Nederlandse Antillen, Curaçao (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) & Akan, M. (participant) (8-3-2012 - 9-3-2012): Outreach conference of NWO Cultural Dynamics programme on Culturalization of Citizenship in collaboration with Boghazici University, Istanbul (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Geschiere, P.L. (participant) & Akan, M. (participant) (2-3-2012 - 4-3-2012): panel for annual Mediterranean Research Meeting, Montecatini (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
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