Academic Qualifications

Habilitation in Sociology, 2009 – Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

PhD in Sociology, 1997 – Universität Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany.

Master in Sociology, 1992 – University of North London, London, UK.

Master in Translation and Interpreting, 1988 – University of Salford, UK.

Biographical Information

Elísio Macamo is Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel (since October 2009), and a Research Fellow at the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (CEI-IUL), Portugal. Previously, he taught development sociology at the University of Bayreuth, where he was a founding member of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. He was born and grew up in Mozambique. He studied in Maputo (Mozambique), Salford, and London (UK) and Bayreuth (Germany). He holds an MA degree in Translation and Interpreting (Salford), a MA degree in Sociology (University of North London), as well as a PhD and a Habilitation in Sociology (University of Bayreuth). He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Bayreuth, AGORA-Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin and a visiting lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique. He regularly offers methodological workshops to Portuguese-speaking African doctoral students on behalf of CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa).

Key Publications

Macamo, Elísio (2013), “The Compulsion to do the Right Thing: Development Knowledge and its Limits”. In Ulf Engel and Manuel João Ramos (eds.) African Dynamics in a Multipolar World (pp. 175-194). Brill.

Macamo, Elísio (2010), “Development studies and development practice – A critical viewpoint from a scrutinized person”, Geographische Rundschau, 62 (10), 52-57.

Macamo, Elísio (2010), “Making modernity asscountable: A case study of youth in Mozambique“, Cadernos de Estudos Africanos, 18-19, 19-46.