Uncertain States – DISKURSE Natasha A. Kelly: "Deutschland – Vaterland – Stiefvaterland"
Natasha A. Kelly holds a doctorate in communication studies and sociology, and specialises in research on race and gender. Born in London and socialised in Germany, she regards herself as an “academic activist”, always combining theory and practice, and rooted in the Pan-African culture of her Jamaican heritage. Both an author and lecturer, Natasha A. Kelly has taught and lectured at numerous private and state universities in Germany and Austria, and works in an honorary capacity in a variety of projects. Aside from acting as a consultant for a number of art institutions, she is the curator of the interactive touring exhibition EDEWA, which addresses racism, sexism and colonialism in daily life, and particularly the trade with colonial goods, from a postcolonial perspective. In addition, she is the editor of Sisters and Souls. Inspirationen durch May Ayim (Orlanda, 2015), an anthology in honour of the Ghanaian-German scholar, activist and poet May Ayim. Natasha A. Kelly’s doctoral thesis AfroKultur – der Raum zwischen gestern und morgen was published by Unrast in 2016. More details: www.NatashaAKelly.com
DISKURSE, a series of lectures and discussions, addresses today's key issues. Europe is facing challenges such as xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism. What are the causes of this new fundamentalism? How can the growth of right-wing populism and racism be curbed and overcome? How can immigration policies be improved? And what role does art have to play in coping with the crisis?
The 12 lectures by prominent representatives of migration studies, political science, sociology, philosophy, and art scholarship will be accompanied and commented on by the young team from Polis180, the grassroots think tank for foreign and European policy. The series will be available online at www.adk.de/uncertain-states.
In cooperation with the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) and Polis180. All dates of the series can be found here.