Sabine Jell-Bahlsen

Region of Interest


Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Former Editor in Chief


Dialectical Anthropology


Mailing Address

121 Fifth Ave
PMB 106
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Phone/Fax Number(s)



Countries of Specialization



Ph.D. in anthropology (New York), M.A. in ethnology (Germany).

Research Interests

African culture, identity and transformation; social integration; nature, resources and sprituality; African art, architecture and landscape.

Teaching Interests

African culture, sharing research and exchanging knowledge with the original culture bearers.


Books: Mammy Water in Igbo Culture (Enugu 2014), The Water Goddess in Igbo Cosmology (AWP 2008), an edited volume In Honor of Five Igbo Scholars (with Chudi P. Uwazurike, Dialectical Anthropology 2007); Published articles and reviews in the journals, Research in African Literatures, Dialectical Anthropology, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, African Studies Review, Mbari, Ghandi Marg (2012) and in African Profiles International Magazine; Articles in Anthologies: The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature (2005), including Against All Odds (2011), Africa 50 Years After (2012), Goddesses in World Cultures (2010), Education, Culture and Development (2006); African Spirituality (2000); Sisterhood, Feminisms and Power (1998); Emerging Perspectives on Flora Nwapa (1998); Queens, Queen Mothers, Priestesses and Power (1997); Principles of Visual Anthropology (1996) and Ethnographic Film Making (1988).
Ethnographic documentary films: Mammy Water: In Search of the Water Spirits in Nigeria (1991); Tubali: Hausa Architecture of Northern Nigeria (1994); Owu: Chidi Joins the Okoroshi Secret Society (1994), and Skull Art in Papua New Guinea (2000) -- distributed by


Africa, Nigeria, Igbo, art ; architecture ; film ; ethnicity ; identity ; globalization.