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Daniela Merolla is Associate Professor in African Literatures and Media at the Department of African Languages and Cultures, LUCAS, Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society, Leiden University, The Netherlands. She studied Comparative Literature and Anthropology of Religions and specialized in Amazigh/Berber Literature (North Africa). She has worked on Ewe migration story and the Hobetsotso festival (Ghana) together with Felix Ameka and Kofi Dorvlo. She published on African oral literary productions as well as on written literatures and media in African and European languages. Her last research project concerns the interactions between African Oral Literatures and Technology.
Teaching: See Afrikaanse talen en culturen - Dept. of African Languages and Cultures Website http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/tca and LUCAS, Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society http://hum.leiden.edu/icd/members-modern-contemporary
International Projects: See African Literatures Website
Research area: North Africa (Berber /Amazigh literary space, Algeria, Morocco), West and East Africa, and African immigrant communities in Europe.
Research interests: Oral literature, myths, novels, theatre, films, virtual reality, artistic productions, immigrant literatures in Dutch, English, French and Italian, anthropological and literary readings of narratives, ethnicity, gender, identity.
Present research: African Languages and Oral Literatures Video Research / Documentation and Digital Materials. African Migrant Art on the Net and in the Netherlands: Local Cultural Traditions, Transnationalism, and Identity; Berber Literary Space / Amazigh Literary Space.
Previous research:De l’art de la narration tamazight (berbère). 200 cents ans d'études : état des lieux et perspectives, Éditions Peeters, Paris, Louvain, 2006. See also the site of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Read online: De Berberse kwestie in Noord Afrika en in Nederland