Mohamed A. G. Bakhit has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. The title of his 2015 thesis is: “Identity and Lifestyles Construction in Multi-Ethnic Shantytowns: A Case Study of Al-Baraka Community in Khartoum, Sudan”. He has been Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic and Social Studies, University of Khartoum, since August 2016 up to now. Currently, he is the Head of Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Economic & Social Studies, University of Khartoum since February 2017. His main research interests are identity change, urbanization, forced migration, minority groups, and citizenship.
He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project “Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa”, coordinated by the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF), University of Frankfurt, Germany. His postdoctoral project is entitled: Identity, Nationality and Citizenship for Southern Sudanese Communities in Khartoum and Juba. The research project runs from 2015 to 2019.