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Connecting and Community: Black Germans in Their Own Words

Social Justice and the Media:

A German Studies Lecture Series

Jamele Watkins
Jamele Watkins is a postdoctoral fellow in German Studies at Stanford University. This semester, she is teaching a class on pop feminism. Before joining Stanford, she taught at Gettysburg College. Her dissertation, “The Drama of Race,” (2017) examines contemporary Afro-German theater using performance and diasporic theories.

Connecting and Community: Black Germans in Their Own Words

Monday, September 18, 4:00 PM
McClung Tower, Room 1210

In her lecture, Jamele will discuss the various bands of Black German autobiography over the years including Farbe bekennen, Spiegelblicke, and the YouTube channel “Schwarz Rot Gold.” These collections provide examples of community building and knowledge building in a mainstream white society. By adding missing narratives, these stories complicate popular notions of German identity and belonging.


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