The Nordic Africa Institute

What makes me tick - NAI researchers on their career choices

We've asked NAI scholars why they chose a career as a researcher and what motivates them in their work.

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues talks about how, working as a researcher, she has developed a new relationship with her home city, Luanda.


Papa Sow

Papa Sow talks about the need for more research on people´s movement on the African continent.


Bridget Bwalya Umar

Bridget Bwalya Umar talks about the advantage of having a background in the natural sciences and how important it is for researchers to act as honest brokers.


Cristiano Lanzano

Cristiano Lanzano talks about finding his career path by chance and his fascination with unexpected connections.


Patience Mususa

Patience Mususa talks about how an architect's perception of the world led to social anthropology and the importance of people’s own stories in an unequal world.