Fatima Bapumia

Fatima Bapumia

  • Research Fellow

Fatima Bapumia is a post-doctoral researcher in the project What’s at Stake in the Fake, Fatima works with Rene Gerrets to looks into the use of language as symbolic interpretation of anxieties around ‘fake’ drugs in Tanzania. Fatima works with ethnographic field work methods, to understand how ‘rumours about things fake’ – circulate in and animate local contexts, and influence peoples’ interactions around pharmaceuticals. In 2016 Fatima received her PhD from the University of Leipzig in Cultural Studies. Her PhD addresses the patterns of social interactions in plural societies, mainly focusing on the ethno-racial minorities in Tanzania.