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Debele, S.B. 2023. “Citizenship in friction: becoming “Zega” in Ethiopia”. African Identities,  DOI: 10.1080/14725843.2023.2219499

Debele, S.B. 2023.   "Revolutionary Mothering". Journal of African Studies, 35(2), pp 135- 140,  DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2023.2186383

Debele, S.B. 2023. “Trans (forming) Archives: Speculative Biographies of Ethiopians Between and Beyond Genders.” African Studies , 1-14, DOI: 10.1080/00020184.2023.2204062

Debele, S.B. 2023. “Yeset Lij’s Tribute to the Practice of Collective Mothering: Childhood in Derg’s Ethiopia.” Journal of African Cultural Studies,  35(2), pp. 176-186, DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2023.2186378

Debele, S.B. “Engaging Ethiopia's History through the Eponymous Female Protagonist in Afework's Tobbiya” Forthcoming with Iwalewabooks

Debele, SB "Changing the Subject: Feminist and Queer Politics in Neoliberal India" by Srila Roy: Duke University Press, 280 pp. 122 - 125. ISBN: 978-1-4780-1888-9 " Book review". DOI: 10.1080/10130950.2023.2183139

Debele, S.B. 2023. African (a) "Queer Presence: Ethics and Politics of Negotiation",  Journal of the African Literature, 17(2), pp. 368 -370,  DOI:  10.1080/21674736.2023.2223025


Debele, S.B. 2022. The Politics of “Queer Reading” an Ethiopian Saint and Discovering Precolonial Queer Africans. Journal of African Cultural Studies , 34(1), pp.98-110, DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2021.1975265

Debele, S.B. "Ethiopia in Transition: Thinking with Feminist Notions of Waloo, Tumsa and Wallala". afriche e orienti 2, 146-162.


Debele, S. "The Politics of “Queer Reading” an Ethiopian Saint and Discovering Precolonial Queer Africans". Journal of African Cultural Studies, 34(1), 98-110. DOI: 10.1080/13696815.2021.1975265


Debele, SB, 2020. 'Clemency oh Waaq for the blood of the Oromo'. Praying to soothe social suffering. In Fighting in God's Name: Religion and Conflict in Local-Global Perspectives. Lexington Books.

Debele, SB, 2020. Of taming carnal desire: imperial roots of legislating sexual practices in contemporary Ethiopia. History of the Present, 10(1), pp.84-100.

Debele, SB, 2020. Marriage and Empire: Consolidation in post-Liberation Ethiopia 1941-1974. The Journal of African History, 61(2), pp.201-217.

Debele, SB, 2020. 'Waiting as a site of subject formation: examining collective prayers by Ethiopian asylum seekers in Germany'. Critical African Studies 12, 52-64.


Debele, SB, 2019. Locating politics in Ethiopia's Irreecha Ritual. https://brill.com/view/book/9789004410145/BP000010.xml.

Debele, S. B. "Reading Prayers as Political Texts: Reflections on Irreecha Ritual in Ethiopia


Debele, SB, 2018. Religion and politics in post-1991 Ethiopia: making sense of Bryan S. Turner's 'Managing Religions'. Religion, State & Society, 46(1), pp.26-42.

Debele, SB, 2018. Reading Prayers as Political Texts: Reflections on Irreecha Ritual in Ethiopia. Politics, Religion & Ideology, 19(3), pp.354-370.

Debele, SB, 2018. Confronting “Disunity”: Indigenous Religions as Critics of Politics in Africa. Journal of Africana Religions, 6(2), pp.190-207.


Debele, SB, 2017. Females' Subversive Interventions in the Religious Field in Ethiopia. In Female Leaders in New Religious Movements (pp. 189-207). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Debele, SB, 2017. Contested heritage. The 'coul-touristic' turn in the celebration of Irreecha ritual in Ethiopia. In Religious pluralism, heritage and social development in Africa. African Sun Media.


Debele, S., 2016. Ambiguities of “Insider-ness” in the Study of Religion: Reflecting on Experiences from Ethiopia. Fieldwork in Religion, 11(2), pp.157-169.


Debele, SB, 2015. Women and Religious Authority in Ethiopia: Ethiopian High Priestess Abebech Wuletu at the Crossroads. JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies, (27).


Debele, S., 2014. "Ethiopia will no longer stretch her hands to the 'deities'" - disenchanting revolutionary Ethiopia. Ciências da religião história e sociedade, 12(1), pp.18-34.


İlengiz, Çiçek, Serawit B. Debele & Annika Kirbis. January 2022. 'Heritage out of Control: Introduction'. Allegra Lab. https://allegralaboratory.net/heritage-out-of-control-introduction/

Debele, SB, 2022. 'Celebrating Steve Biko Ingeminating Black Consciousness'. African Legal Studies. https://africanlegalstudies.blog/2022/02/18/celebrating-steve-biko-ingeminating-black-consciousness/

Debele, SB, 2021. 'What happened to Ethiopia'? Africa Is a Country, [Blog Post] 15 June. https://africasacountry.com/2021/06/what-happened-to-ethiopia

Debele, SB, 2021. 'A Requiem to Allyship'. Africa Multiple - Cluster of Excellence. [Blog Post] 17 May. https://www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de/en/news/2021/2021-05-11_Allyship/index.html

Debele, SB, 2021. 'On the demand to make peace with mediocrity', African Legal Studies. [Blog Post] 14 May. https://africanlegalstudies.blog/2021/05/14/on-the-demand-to-make-peace-with-mediocrity/

Debele, SB, 2020. 'Mama Africa'. Africa is a country. [Blog Post] April 27th. https://africasacountry.com/2020/04/mama-africa

Debele, SB, 2019. 'The politics of Thanksgiving in Ethiopia'. Africa is a country. November 18. [Blog Post] h ttps://africasacountry.com/2019/11/the-politics-of-ethiopias-annual-thanksgiving-celebration

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