Tabea Scharrer works at the Department 'Integration and Conflict' at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany). She does research in Migration Studies, Urban Anthropology, and Social Anthropology. Her current projects deal with return migration of Somali forced migrants from Europe to East Africa as well as with Somalian migrants in Germany.


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

    , Halle, Germany
    Research Fellow


“It Is Better to Do Business in Africa than in Europe” – Socio-Economic Positionings among Business-Minded European Somalis Moving to Kenya

Authors Tabea Scharrer
Year 2020
Journal Name Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies
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1 Journal Article

Mobile Urbanity. Somali Presence in Urban East Africa

Authors Neil Carrier, Tabea Scharrer
Year 2019
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2 Book

“Ambiguous citizens”: Kenyan Somalis and the question of belonging

Authors Tabea Scharrer
Year 2018
Journal Name Journal of Eastern African Studies
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3 Journal Article
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