Lotte Pelckmans

Lotte Pelckmans

Lotte Pelckmans has an MA degree in anthropology and a PhD in African studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands. Her work focuses on the anthropology of (social) mobility and (anti-)slavery in 20th and 21st century West Africa. More recent work deals with anti-slavery movements, social media, conflict, testimonies, literature and visual anthropology. Her first documentary movie, in cooperation with dr. Eric Hahonou, visualises the lives of nomadic fishermen travelling up and down the river Niger between Northern Nigeria and Northern Mali. See: www.rivernomads.dk

Institution-'wise' Lotte has studied and worked at Leiden University (Anthropology, African Studies Centre, Institute for History) and as assistant professor at Nijmegen University (Anthropology and Development Studies) in the Netherlands. Thanks to an EU co-funded scholarship she than spent one year in French academia (CEAF, EHESS) in 2012. 

After moving to Denmark in 2015, she has worked as a researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (2015-2016) in Copenhagen. She currently combines a position as external lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Migration studies (AMIS), Humanities, Copenhagen University and as a researcher in the project “Reading Slavery” at the Culture and Communication of Aarhus University, Denmark. She is an editorial board member of the recently established, open access and multilingual journal called “Slavery and Post-Slavery” (CIRESC/CNRS).

Fellow member
Centre for Advanced Migration studies University of Copenhagen & 'Reading slavery' group at Aarhus University