Since 10/2018               
PhD on the Political Ecology of Labour in Organic and Agroecological Agriculture in Senegal,
Labour and Socio-Ecological Transition (LASET) Research Group, Institute of Geography, University of Bern

08/2016 – 09/2018       
Swiss Refugee Council, Country of Origin Information Research

02 – 07/ 2016                
Assistant of Prof. Dr. Haller, Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bern

01/2015 – 03/2018       
HEKS / EPER, civil society representative in asylum hearings of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

01/2016                         
Master of Arts in Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Bern         

09/2012                         
Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies and Oriental Philology, Universities of Fribourg and Bern

  • Labour / Work (Satisfaction)
  • Feminist Political Economies and Ecologies
  • (Transnational) Circulation of People and Ideas
  • Expectations of Modernity and Life Aspirations
  • Large-Scale Land Acquisitions
  • Land Rights, Land Reform and Access to Natural (Common Pool) Resources

05/2016            
Regional Conference of the International Association of the Study of the Commons (IASC), University of Bern: Gendered Impacts and Coping Strategies in the Case of a Swiss-Bioenergy Project in Sierra Leone

07/2015            
European Conference on African Studies (ECAS), Université Sorbonne, Paris: Ethnography of a Land Deal and Gendered Coping Strategies

09/2014            
General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), University of Glasgow: Local Perceptions and Vertical Perspectives of a Large Scale Land Acquisition Project in Northern Sierra Leone

Haller, Tobias; Adams, Timothy; Gmür, Désirée Ruth; Käser, Fabian David; Lanz, Kristina Verena; Marfurt, Franziska; Ryser, Sarah; Schubiger, Elisabeth; von Sury, Anna Asha; Gerber, Jean-David (2019) Large Scale Land Acquisition as Commons Grabbing: A comparative study on cases from Africa (Im Druck). In: Lozny, Ludomir R.; McGovern, Thomas (eds.) Global Perspectives on Long Term Community Resource Management. Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation: Vol. 11 (S. 125-164). Berlin, New York: Springer International Publishing

Marfurt, Franziska (2019) Gendered Impacts and Coping Strategies in the Case of a Swiss Bioenergy Project in Sierra Leone. In: Haller, Tobias, Breu, Thomas, de Moor, Tine, Rohr, Christoph, Znoj, Hanspeter. (eds.). The Commons in a 'Glocal' World: Global Connections - Local Responses: London: Routledge

Marfurt, Franziska, Fabian Käser & Samuel Lustenberger (2016) Local Perceptions and Vertical Perspectives of a Large Scale Land Acquisition Project in Northern Sierra Leone, Homo Oeconomicus, Vol. 33 (3): 261 – 279.

Marfurt, Franziska (2016) Ethnography of Land Deals. Local Perceptions of a Biofuel Project in Sierra Leone: Expectations of Modernity, Gendered Impacts and Coping Strategies. University of Bern (Master Thesis): http://www.anthro.unibe.ch/unibe/portal/fak_historisch/dkk/anthro/content/e40416/e96353/e96354/files526592/MA_final_F.Marfurt_ger.pdf.