Fatema Mernissi Postdoctoral Fellow

Netsanet Gebremichael holds a PhD in interdisciplinary Social Studies   from Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makerere University Uganda in 2019.   She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University.

Netsanet’s recent published academic articles include Travel Writing as an Empirical Mode of Knowing: A Methodological Critique of James Bruce’s Travels and Adventures in Abyssinia, in MISR Review, Ambivalent memories of imperial legacies: Asmara as ‘beautiful' and ‘segregationist' from Ethiopia Journal of Cultural Studies, and

PPPs in Ethiopia: The New Frontier. In Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era. 

She has recently concluded a three-year research project entitled: “Womanhood” as a category of struggle and lives:  Chronicling Ethiopian Women’s experience and “The Women Question” in Ethiopian Student Movement 1950-78, which was funded by SOAS, University of London, as part of the Parliament for People Research Grant. The research output included a multimedia art exhibition co-curated by Netsanet, titled in Amharic ቅብብሎሽ that featured archival materials, oral life histories, photographs, video, and print textile installations along with documentary film screening. The exhibition illuminated the voices and lives of women who actively participated in the Ethiopian Students Movement (1950-1978) at The Gebrekirstos Desta Center for The Modern Art museum, Addis Ababa University on display from May - June 2021.