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Dr Felix Meier zu Selhausen

Post:Research Fellow (Economics)

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Felix Meier zu Selhausen is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2019) at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex. His particular research focus is sub-Saharan Africa. He is a specialist in employing historical individual-level data to analyse gender-specific labour market participation, social mobility, marriage patterns, health, and religion. His research agenda focuses on a deeper understanding of the origins and long-term implications of historical missionary activities on African social and economic development. He has also worked extensively on women's participation in microfinance and agricultural cooperatives.

Previously, he was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex and Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Southern Denmark in The Economic History of Christian Africa project conducting archival fieldwork in Uganda, Kenya Tanzania, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and South Africa. He is co-editor of the Textbook and Blog of the African Economic History Network (AEHN). Meier zu Selhausen received a MSc (2010) and obtained his PhD (2015) at Utrecht University. He was a Visiting Researcher and lecturer of African economic history and microfinance for three years (2011-2013) in Uganda at Mountains of the Moon University, where he conducted his doctoral field research.


British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2017-2020)