Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies



Short Biography:

Dr. Lamine Doumbia is Assistant professor at Institute for Asian and African Studies – Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a member of the research unit on Life world in crisis (LinC). He completed recently a postdoctoral researcher at Excellence Cluster “Africa Multiple” of University of Bayreuth. After his fellowship at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Bayreuth, He previously completed an individual fellowship and Co-convened the interdisciplinary fellow Group 6 at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa – University of Ghana Legon. Doumbia was also a postdoctoral fellowship at the German Historical Institute Paris (DHIP) within the framework of the transnational research group "The Bureaucratisation of African Societies", based in Dakar at Centre de Recherches sur les Politiques Sociales (CREPOS) – Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar.

His current research project focusses on examining "Land Governance and Bureaucratisation in Bamako, Ouagadougou and Dakar - Mimicry and Hybridisation of Logics".

Lamine completed the degree programmes “African Studies: Culture and Society of Africa” (BA) and “Cultural and Social Anthropology” (MA) at the University of Bayreuth. He completed his PhD in Social Anthropology at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) with a scholarship of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and published the monograph entitled: Une sécurisation foncière urbaine dans l’impasse – exemple de Bamako, Mali, Cologne : Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.


University Education


Disputation of the doctoral thesis at the University of Bayreuth

Title of the submitted draft: “Le foncier urbain à Bamako – Processus dans l’impasse et diligence face à l’équation”

Note: Magna cum laude

04/2013 – 06/2017

PhD candidate of the university of Bayreuth - Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)

Theme: „ The relevance of local knowledge and the crucial question of urban land tenure in Bamako / Mali”.



10/2009 – 03/2012


Master's Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Universität Bayreuth

Master Thesis: ‘Addis Abeba – Eine echte neue Blume? Eine anthropologische Kritik an dem Masterplan und an der Stadtplanung’


09/2007 – 10/2007

Teacher training in the national language Bamanankan at the DNAFLA in Bamako.

04/2006 – 07/2009

Bachelor's Degree in "African Culture and Societies" with a second course "Geography of African Development" at the Universität Bayreuth

Bachelor’s Thesis: ‘La gestion des conflits fonciers dans la commune V de Bamako’.

10/2002 – 09/2005

Studies in the field "Sciences of education" at the University of Bamako (Mali)

Diplôma: Diplôme d´études universitaires générales = DEUG II