Djimet Seli

Djimet Seli attended the University of N'Djamena (Chad) from 1998 to 2006. He obtained a Master's degree in History and Mass Communications.

He is presently a Ph.D student at the ASC. His topic is part of the Mobile Africa Project, geared to the Central Chad region of Guéra. He is doing research on the Mobile Phone and its impact on the social relations in the marginalized regions and their diaspora. His topic is entitled: "Disconnecting the margins? Conflict-mobility and the introduction of ICT in Central Chad". This study deals with the mobility of the Hadjaraï (mountain dwellers) in their relation with their diaspora.

On Wednesday 13 Februay 2013 Djimet Seli defended his PhD thesis entitled " (De)connexions identitaires post-conflit: les Hadjeray du Tchad face à la mobilité et aux technologies de la communication” (11 am, ‘Senaatskamer’ in the Academy building of Leiden University, Rapenburg 73, Leiden).

Since 9 October 2013 Djimet Seli is Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of N’Djamena, Chad.

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African Studies Centre
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