Erik Bähre

Dr. Erik Bähre, Associate Professor at Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology, Leiden University
Erik Bähre

Erik Bähre specialises in Economic Anthropology. He conducted ethnographic fieldwork, as well as surveys, in the townships and squatter settlements of Cape Town, South Africa, and has done research in The Netherlands. His main research interest is on how dramatic economic changes affect social relations. He has done research on financial mutuals, commercial insurance, taxi associations, and social grants provided by the state.

Previously, Erik Bähre worked at the University of Amsterdam, University College Utrecht, and the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu Natal). He was a researcher at the Department of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, and  Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

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