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Zerihun Woldeselassie

Postdoktor (Anthropolog) Senter for fredsstudier (CPS)
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Zerihun A. Woldeselassie is a research and teaching postdoctoral fellow in critical peace and conflict study at the Centre for Peace Studies (CPS). He has an academic background in philosophy (Undergraduate study) and social anthropology (Graduate study) from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He obtained his MPhil and Ph.D. degrees from the departments of Social Anthropology at the Universities of Tromsø and Bergen in Norway, respectively, specializing in the formation and politics of indigenous, ethnic and religious identities and belonging.

Zerihun taught courses in philosophy (undergraduate program) and Ethiopian studies (post-graduate program) in Ethiopia and social and political anthropology (post-graduate program) in Norway, prior to and during his doctoral study. Currently, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in critical peace and conflict studies offered by the center.

Zerihun's current thematic research topic focuses on the anthropology and ethnography of identity, belonging, conflict, violence and peace, with a specific focus on indigeneity, ethnicity and religion. His teaching and supervision topics cover - Anthropological perspective, anthropology's contribution to peace studies,  anthropology of conflict, violence, and peacebuilding; anthropology of reconciliation and transitional justice; identity politics and conflict; ethnicity, nationalism and violence; identity, globalization, conflict and violence; religion and violence; religion and peacebuilding; gender, violence and peace, ethnography, case study, and qualitative methodology. 

Most Recent Publication: 

July 2021 Why International Pressure Is Not Helping End Violence in Ethiopia, Global Observatory, IPI

 

Undervisning (Mastergrad og Bachelorgrad)

Veiledning  og Sensur (Mastergrad)

Forskning

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Researching Ethnicity and Ethnic Politics Using a Single Case Study Method. (https://munin.uit.no/handle/10037/17598) Sage Publications 2019 (Part II) ISBN 9781526473011.s doi: 10.4135/9781526473011.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity, Belonging and Identity among the Eastern Gurage of Ethiopia. (Fulltekst: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1468796815588619 Ethnicities 2017; Volum 17 (3). ISSN 1468-7968.s 418 - 440.s doi: 10.1177/1468796815588619.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Wali venerating practices, identity politics, and Islamic reformism among the Siltie. (Fulltekst: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1057%2F9781137322098_7 Palgrave Macmillan 2013 ISBN 978-1-137-32529-7.s 139 - 161.s doi: 10.1057/9781137322098_7.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. The Weyto. Harrassowitz Verlag 2010 ISBN 978-3-447-05607-6.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Contested popular Islamic practices among Ethiopian Muslims : the case of warrie among the Siltie. Kolor: Journal on Moving Communities 2007; Volum 7 (1). ISSN 1379-7948.s 73 - 94.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Ethnic Politics and the Question of Participatory Development in Siltie, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities 2004; Volum 2 (1). ISSN 1810-4487.s 123 - 140.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity: Identity and Belonging. New configuration of ethnicity and Islam among the eastern Gurage of Ethiopia. 2015 ISBN 978-82-308-3472-5.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. International Publishing Challenges for young scholars in the Global South. INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 28TH IPRA GENERAL CONFERENCE ON ‘PEACE TECHNOLOGY 2021-01-11 - 2021-01-15 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Why International Pressure Is Not Helping End Violence in Ethiopia. Global Observatory (IPI) 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Conflict Knowledge Production: Critical Issues in Peace Studies. Center For Peace Studies 2021-04-19 - 2021-04-19 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Decolonizing peace studies. Addis Ababa University 2021-01-05 - 2022-01-05 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. On humanitarian crisis in Tigray Ethiopia. 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Why Alex de Wall's Five Reasons for intervention are unwarranted and fallacious?. 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Rethinking everyday peace in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University 2020-02-05 - 2020-02-07 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Problematizing the notions of everyday peace and positive positive. Center For Peace Studie 2020-04-23 - 2020-04-23 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. #Violence in Ethiopia and the theory of Grievances. 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. On media, reporting and disinformation in Ethiopia's war in Tigray.. 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Africa and the Global Middle Ages. African Studies Centre Leiden 2020-10-15 - 2020-10-15 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Decolonising Development. CAS EDINBURGH 2020-06-16 - 2020-06-16 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Making sense of a notion of origin: Anthropological reflection on ethnicity, history, and historicity. Forskningsseminaret i Sosial Antropologi -Friday November 29 2019-11-29 - 2019-11-29 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The 2019 Nobel Prize and the situation of peace and Security in Ethiopia. Lecture and Discussion (https://www.facebook.com/events/1300011733520220/) 2019-11-26 - 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ny politisk situasjon i Etiopia – hva er den og hva betyr det?. Tromsø Internasjonalt seminar (https://sosiologen.no/2019/06/ny-politisk-situasjon-i-etiopia-hva-er-den-og-hva-betyr-det/) (Sammendrag: https://uit.no/om/enhet/aktuelt/nyhet?p_document_id=626510&p_dimension_id=97420) 2019-04-25 - 2019-04-25 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Critical Interdisciplinary Conference on Studying Peace from Below. Interdisciplinary Conference (https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/organizing-committee-of-the-conference/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on) (Fulltekst: https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/session-d-identity-politics-peace/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on (Omtale: https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/session-a-identity-conflict-peace/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on) 2019-09-05 - 2019-09-06 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity and Ethnic Politics. EPSE Summer School “Peace Building in Eurasia: Education, Identity and Politics” (http://site.uit.no/epse/files/2019/07/Kyrgyzstan-Summer-School-Program-2019.pdf) 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-08 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Religion and Violent Conflict. Course Lecture: SVF-3022-1 Culture, Conflict and Society (http://timeplan-test.uit.no/emne_timeplan.php?year=2016&fag=ALI&last_module=----&Submit=Vis+timeplan+%C2%BB&module[]=SVF-3022-1#week-3) 2016-10-27 - 2016-10-28 2016.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Diaspora and Peace process in Ethiopia. UiT Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (Sammendrag: https://uit.no/om/enhet/aktuelt/arrangement?p_document_id=414892&p_dimension_id=88157) 2015-05-12 - 2015-05-12 2015.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity: Identity and Belonging. New configuration of ethnicity and Islam among the eastern Gurage of Ethiopia. (Omtale: http://www.uib.no/nye-doktorgrader/92445/etnisk-og-islamsk-identitet-og-tilh%C3%B8righet-i-etiopia) 2015 ISBN 978-82-308-3472-5.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Islam and the State in Ethiopia. Kampen for demokratisering og økonomik framgang i Etiopia (http://uit.no/tavla/artikkel/370739/internasjonalt_seminar_hva_skjer_i_etiopia_-_ka) 2014-03-20 - 2014-03-20 2014.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Hybrid Ethnicities as a Cultural and Political Stigma in post-1990 Ethiopia. NFU Conference 2014: On Whose Terms 2014-10-01 - 2014-10-02 2014.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The Pitfalls of TPLF and EPLF leadership: A Retrospective Analysis. Online Conference (Fulltekst: http://zeryehun.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-pitfalls-of-tplf-and-eplf-leadership-a-retrospective-analysis/ 2013-04-02 - 2013-04-02 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The Question of Radical Islam in Ethiopia. Research Seminar, Center For Peace Studies, UiTø 2013-06-01 - 2013-06-01 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Zerihun A. Woldeselassie - The Politics of Ethnicity and the Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Ethiopia. Research Seminar (Sammendrag: http://uit.no/ansatte/organisasjon/artikkel?p_document_id=353364&p_dimension_id=88182&p_menu=42374) 2013-11-06 - 2013-11-06 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun Abebe. OLF and Ethiopian Sovereignty. Tromsø University 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-07 2012.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Islamic Reform Movement and Local Islamic Pratices in Ethiopia. Transforming Identities and New Representations of Muslims in Contemporary Ethiopia 2010-09-22 - 2010-09-23 2010.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Political Change and Muslim Discourses in Ethiopia Aspects of Politics and Islamic Reformism among the Silt'e. Seminar 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-12 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun Abebe. Political Change and Muslim Discourses in Ethiopia Aspects of Politics and Islamic Reformism among the Silt'e. PhD Course 2008-11-10 - 2008-11-12 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Reconfiguring the State in Ethiopia: An Anthropological Approach to Right and Development. Summer school 2008-08-07 - 2008-08-17 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Political Change and Popular Islamic Pratices in Siltie:Aspects of Politics and Intersubjectivity in Post-nationalist Ethiopia. Research Seminar 2007-01-08 - 2007-04-08 2007.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Identity-Politics and Local Islam in Southern Ethiopia:Aspects of Power and Social capital among the Siltie. Summer school 2007-07-30 - 2007-08-03 2007.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Hegelian Conception of the "State" and Some of its Implication for the Ethiopian Case. Vitenskapsteori 2005-02-14 - 2005-02-18 2005.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. From "Case Study" to "Reflective Event Analysis": a reflection on some methodological issues based on a preleminary fieldwork. Case Study and Theory 2005-04-27 - 2005-04-29 2005.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. DRIV (Student House). 2002.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Conversation with the Weyto. 2002.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Minority Identity and Ethnic Politics in Ethiopia: the Case of the Weyto in Lake Tana area - National Discource and Local Reality. 2001.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. International Publishing Challenges for young scholars in the Global South. INTERNATIONAL PEACE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION 28TH IPRA GENERAL CONFERENCE ON ‘PEACE TECHNOLOGY 2021-01-11 - 2021-01-15 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Why International Pressure Is Not Helping End Violence in Ethiopia. Global Observatory (IPI) 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Conflict Knowledge Production: Critical Issues in Peace Studies. Center For Peace Studies 2021-04-19 - 2021-04-19 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Decolonizing peace studies. Addis Ababa University 2021-01-05 - 2022-01-05 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. On humanitarian crisis in Tigray Ethiopia. 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Why Alex de Wall's Five Reasons for intervention are unwarranted and fallacious?. 2021.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Rethinking everyday peace in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa University 2020-02-05 - 2020-02-07 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Problematizing the notions of everyday peace and positive positive. Center For Peace Studie 2020-04-23 - 2020-04-23 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. #Violence in Ethiopia and the theory of Grievances. 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. On media, reporting and disinformation in Ethiopia's war in Tigray.. 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Africa and the Global Middle Ages. African Studies Centre Leiden 2020-10-15 - 2020-10-15 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Decolonising Development. CAS EDINBURGH 2020-06-16 - 2020-06-16 2020.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Making sense of a notion of origin: Anthropological reflection on ethnicity, history, and historicity. Forskningsseminaret i Sosial Antropologi -Friday November 29 2019-11-29 - 2019-11-29 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The 2019 Nobel Prize and the situation of peace and Security in Ethiopia. Lecture and Discussion (https://www.facebook.com/events/1300011733520220/) 2019-11-26 - 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ny politisk situasjon i Etiopia – hva er den og hva betyr det?. Tromsø Internasjonalt seminar (https://sosiologen.no/2019/06/ny-politisk-situasjon-i-etiopia-hva-er-den-og-hva-betyr-det/) (Sammendrag: https://uit.no/om/enhet/aktuelt/nyhet?p_document_id=626510&p_dimension_id=97420) 2019-04-25 - 2019-04-25 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Critical Interdisciplinary Conference on Studying Peace from Below. Interdisciplinary Conference (https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/organizing-committee-of-the-conference/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on) (Fulltekst: https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/session-d-identity-politics-peace/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on (Omtale: https://site.uit.no/peace-from-below-2019/session-a-identity-conflict-peace/?customize_changeset_uuid=b0fe92ac-0a99-4b50-92c3-94b183c4c98c&customize_autosaved=on) 2019-09-05 - 2019-09-06 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity and Ethnic Politics. EPSE Summer School “Peace Building in Eurasia: Education, Identity and Politics” (http://site.uit.no/epse/files/2019/07/Kyrgyzstan-Summer-School-Program-2019.pdf) 2019-06-03 - 2019-06-08 2019.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Religion and Violent Conflict. Course Lecture: SVF-3022-1 Culture, Conflict and Society (http://timeplan-test.uit.no/emne_timeplan.php?year=2016&fag=ALI&last_module=----&Submit=Vis+timeplan+%C2%BB&module[]=SVF-3022-1#week-3) 2016-10-27 - 2016-10-28 2016.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Diaspora and Peace process in Ethiopia. UiT Centre for Peace Studies (CPS) and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (Sammendrag: https://uit.no/om/enhet/aktuelt/arrangement?p_document_id=414892&p_dimension_id=88157) 2015-05-12 - 2015-05-12 2015.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Ethnicity: Identity and Belonging. New configuration of ethnicity and Islam among the eastern Gurage of Ethiopia. (Omtale: http://www.uib.no/nye-doktorgrader/92445/etnisk-og-islamsk-identitet-og-tilh%C3%B8righet-i-etiopia) 2015 ISBN 978-82-308-3472-5.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Islam and the State in Ethiopia. Kampen for demokratisering og økonomik framgang i Etiopia (http://uit.no/tavla/artikkel/370739/internasjonalt_seminar_hva_skjer_i_etiopia_-_ka) 2014-03-20 - 2014-03-20 2014.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Hybrid Ethnicities as a Cultural and Political Stigma in post-1990 Ethiopia. NFU Conference 2014: On Whose Terms 2014-10-01 - 2014-10-02 2014.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The Pitfalls of TPLF and EPLF leadership: A Retrospective Analysis. Online Conference (Fulltekst: http://zeryehun.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/the-pitfalls-of-tplf-and-eplf-leadership-a-retrospective-analysis/ 2013-04-02 - 2013-04-02 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. The Question of Radical Islam in Ethiopia. Research Seminar, Center For Peace Studies, UiTø 2013-06-01 - 2013-06-01 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun A. Zerihun A. Woldeselassie - The Politics of Ethnicity and the Situation of Indigenous Peoples in Ethiopia. Research Seminar (Sammendrag: http://uit.no/ansatte/organisasjon/artikkel?p_document_id=353364&p_dimension_id=88182&p_menu=42374) 2013-11-06 - 2013-11-06 2013.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun Abebe. OLF and Ethiopian Sovereignty. Tromsø University 2012-06-04 - 2012-06-07 2012.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Islamic Reform Movement and Local Islamic Pratices in Ethiopia. Transforming Identities and New Representations of Muslims in Contemporary Ethiopia 2010-09-22 - 2010-09-23 2010.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Political Change and Muslim Discourses in Ethiopia Aspects of Politics and Islamic Reformism among the Silt'e. Seminar 2008-12-10 - 2008-12-12 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun Abebe. Political Change and Muslim Discourses in Ethiopia Aspects of Politics and Islamic Reformism among the Silt'e. PhD Course 2008-11-10 - 2008-11-12 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Reconfiguring the State in Ethiopia: An Anthropological Approach to Right and Development. Summer school 2008-08-07 - 2008-08-17 2008.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Political Change and Popular Islamic Pratices in Siltie:Aspects of Politics and Intersubjectivity in Post-nationalist Ethiopia. Research Seminar 2007-01-08 - 2007-04-08 2007.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Identity-Politics and Local Islam in Southern Ethiopia:Aspects of Power and Social capital among the Siltie. Summer school 2007-07-30 - 2007-08-03 2007.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Hegelian Conception of the "State" and Some of its Implication for the Ethiopian Case. Vitenskapsteori 2005-02-14 - 2005-02-18 2005.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. From "Case Study" to "Reflective Event Analysis": a reflection on some methodological issues based on a preleminary fieldwork. Case Study and Theory 2005-04-27 - 2005-04-29 2005.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. DRIV (Student House). 2002.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Conversation with the Weyto. 2002.

  • Woldeselassie, Zerihun. Minority Identity and Ethnic Politics in Ethiopia: the Case of the Weyto in Lake Tana area - National Discource and Local Reality. 2001.

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