Competent authority Authority
Africanist (m/f)
German: Afrikanist/-in

Fields of work

Africanists are employed, for example,

  • in media management
  • in communication and translation agencies
  • in training and consultancy organisations
  • in tourism
  • at universities and research institutes

Professional experience

Africanists are concerned with the culture, language and literature of Africa. They are employed, for example, in the field of editing, in adult education, in the field of translation, in public relations, in consultancy in the arts, culture and business; and in academia and teaching.

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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