Bähre, Dr. E. (Erik)

  • Assistant Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies
  • Economic Anthropology
  • Conflict and Violence
  • Family and Kinship
  • Methodology
  • South Africa

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3997
E-Mail: ebaehre@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut CA/Ontwikkelingssociologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 3A45

Erik Bähre completed his PhD at the ASSR (now AISSR) at the University of Amsterdam (2002). He has worked at the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu Natal) (1999-2000), University College Utrecht (2002-2005), University of Amsterdam (2004-2007), and was researcher at the department of anthropology at the London School for Economics.

He has been awarded a KNAW NIAS fellowship for the academic year 2011-2012. His monograph Money and Violence was published by Brill (2007) and he has published in some of the discipline’s leading journals including Africa, Current Anthropology, Comparative Studies in Society and History, and Ethnography.

CV E. Bähre (2015)


Erik Bähre is an economic anthropologist specialized in South Africa and with a research interest in The Netherlands and Brazil. His main research interest is how economic changes lead to the reconfiguration of personal relations (kin, household, neighbours, friendship).


2008, Award by World Society Foundation’ for conference paper: $1.000


  • 2011-2012, KNAW NIAS research fellowship for one year.

  • 2010, €10.000, Leiden University, grant for lustrum project zuidafrikaleiden.nl.

  • 2009, €2.200,Leiden University Fund, Grant for 2009 Ethnografeast.

  • 2008, $14.000, Grant for 2009 Ethnografeast, Wenner Grenn Foundation:

  • 2008, €3.000,Stichting PAOS, grant for Ethnografeast.

  • 2007: Three year research grant as part of ESRC research grant awarded to Prof. D. James, LSE. Project title: ‘The Anthropology of Economy in Post-Apartheid South Africa’.

  • 2006: €500, KNAW translation grant.

  • 2005: €5.000, SANPAD grant for international research workshop on violence and conflict in post-apartheid South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa.

  • 2004: €200.000, NWO-WOTRO three year postdoc research grant. Submitted with Prof. A.J. Dietz and Prof. R. Ross.

  • 1997: Fl. 1.500, NWO travel grant for fieldwork in South Africa.

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