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Brandt, Marieke

Senior Researcher, Institute for Social Anthropology
Austrian Academy of Sciences


Marieke Brandt is a senior researcher at the Institute for Social Anthropology (ISA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Her research focuses on tribalism, tribal genealogy and history, and tribe-state relations in Southwest Arabia. She was PhD fellow of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, DAAD fellow in Sana’a, Marie Sk?odowska-Curie fellow of the European Research Council (ERC), and project leader of the New Frontiers Groups Programme (NFG) project “Deciphering Local Power Politics in Northern Yemen” funded by the Austrian National Foundation for Research, Technology and Development. She is the author of award-winning Tribes and Politics in Yemen: A History of the Houthi Conflict (Hurst/OUP 2017).

DISCIPLINE
Anthropology
SUB AREAS
Arab Studies   
Conflict Resolution   
Ethnography   
Middle East/Near East Studies   
Security Studies   
AREAS OF INTEREST
Arabian Peninsula   
Saudi Arabia   
Oman   
Yemen   
SPECIALTIES
Tribalism   
Yemen   
Tribal Genealogy and History   
LANGUAGES
English (Fluent)   
Arabic (Fluent)   
German (Native)   
EDUCATION
PhD2004Cultural StudiesHumboldt University Berlin

Marieke Brandt