Elisabeth Boesen studied cultural anthropology and history at the Free University Berlin and at the University of Bayreuth where she completed her doctoral thesis in 1998. She continued her ethnographic research on West African nomadic people at the University of Bayreuth, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, and the Center for Modern Oriental Studies Berlin. In 2007, she joined the Institute for History at the University of Luxembourg.

Her fields of research are migration, social change in rural societies, cultural identity, and memory.

Research interests
West Africa
Großregion SaarLorLux
Border Studies
Cultural Identiy
Memory Studies

Latest content Elisabeth Boesen took part in

Geography & Spatial Planning
Interdisciplinary UniGR Center of Expertise at the University of Luxembourg
The University of the Greater Region (UniGR) has founded the first interdisciplinary centre of expertise for border research. It is a cross-border structure with border researchers from Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg, coordinated at the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembour