Sophie Nakueira

Sophie Nakueira, Dr.


Tel.: +41 44 635 23 93

Raumbezeichnung: AND 5.22

Office hours

by appointment

Research interests

Anthropology of Law, Migration, Governance of Global Spaces, Auspices of Global Governance, Policing, Legal Pluralism

Research area

South Africa, Uganda, Eastern Africa

Short bio

Sophie Nakueira is a research associate at the Max Planck Institute, department, ‘Integration and Conflict’ where she has been a post-doctoral research fellow since February, 2017. Prior to joining Max Planck Institute, she guest lectured at the University of Cape Town’s Centre of Criminology on diverse topics on security governance and mega event security governance. She received her Master of Laws in 2009 and a PhD in 2014 from the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Empirically, her research focuses on understanding how architectures of governance; partnerships between state and non-state institutions function in different contexts. She has investigated how architectures of governance function in contexts such as mega events, humanitarian spaces, migration and policing. Analytically, her research examines the role that regulatory networks, global governance regimes and normative orders play in shaping events in local and global spaces. Her current research focuses on understanding how the governance of migration flows from the Global South to the Global North is implemented through resettlement programs in humanitarian contexts. She is currently working on journal articles and a book chapter based on her findings. Nakueira is teaching an MA course and BA course at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies.