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Teresa Cremer

Teresa Cremer studied Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Cologne. Her first ethnographic fieldwork took place as part of her Bachelor's thesis, for which she conducted fieldwork in Opuwo, Namibia on the topic of indigeneity as a political resource around the debate of planning a hydroelectric power plant on the Kunene River bordering Angola. For her Master thesis, she spent three months in Cape Town, South Africa, conducting research on the water crisis and social injustice through participant observation. For her thesis, she was awarded the 2020 Philosophy Faculty Award from the University of Cologne. With her essay "Crises, downside up", Teresa relates the discourse of water scarcity to the current crisis narrative of Covid-19. For this, she received the VAD Prize for the best essay on African politics for 2020.

Since 2016, Teresa has been part in the Delta Project as a research assistant.


Cremer, Teresa (2020). "It's a privilege to call it a crisis": Improvised practices and socio-economic dynamics of Cape Town's water shortage (2015-2018). Master thesis. Kölner Ethnologische Beiträge, Universität zu Köln.

Cremer, Teresa (2020). Crises, downside up. Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. 

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