Dr Judith Scheele

MA, MSc, DPhil
Quondam Fellow since 2017
My research focuses on trade, mobility and interdependence in Algeria, northern Mali and, more recently, northern Chad. My aim is to understand the local through the many ways in which it is connected to the outside, and thereby to develop a comparative framework for the study of the Sahara as a region. As part of this larger research project, I am currently working on a book-length study of Faya-Largeau, the main town in northern Chad. I am also involved in a collaborative project on the anthropology and history of non-state law.