Since 10/ 2018              
PhD on the Political Ecology of Labour in Senegalese Agricultural Sector, AGROWORK Project

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)

02/ 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
  • Participative Research Methods
  • Large-Scale Land Acquisitions
  • Land Rights, Land Reform and Access to Natural (Common Pool) Resources

10/ 2020
Swiss Researching Africa Days: Poster Presentation Situated Understandings of Good Work and Participative Photography

09/ 2020
Political Ecology Network (POLLEN) Virtual Conference, Contested Natures: Power, Possibility, Prefiguration: More Labour But Less Labour Force. Intersecting Effects of Certification Mechanisms in Senegal

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

Franziska Marfurt (2020) Method(olog)ische Reflexionen zu partizipativer Fotografie im Senegal, Feministische Geo-Rundmail 83 (September 2020), Feminist Research Practice in Geography: Snapshots, Reflections, Concepts

Bottazzi, Patrick, Sébastien Boillat, Franziska Marfurt, Sokhna Mbossé Seck (2020) Channels of Labour Control in Organic Farming: Toward a Just Agroecological Transition for sub-Saharan Africa, LAND 9(6), 205

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):