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Yotam Gidron


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, KU Leuven

Yotam Gidron is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at KU Leuven, where he researches practices of sharing and the use of digital financial technologies among South Sudanese refugees in Uganda. He was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Refugee Economies Programme, where he contributed to the Borders, Mobility, and Livelihoods Project. Yotam's work lies at the intersection of African history, economic anthropology, the anthropology of religion, and refugee studies, and focuses on questions of authority, mobility, livelihoods, and faith, primarily in and around the borderlands of Ethiopia, Uganda, and South Sudan.

Yotam received his PhD in African History from Durham University, where he studied political and spiritual life in the South Sudanese-Ethiopian borderlands. He holds an MSc in African Studies from the University of Oxford and an LLB from Tel Aviv University. He also worked as a researcher and consultant with different international and local organisations in East Africa, including the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), Oxfam (Ethiopia and Uganda), the Rift Valley Institute, the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), and the Refugee Law Project of Makerere University.

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