Jamele Watkins is Post-doctoral Fellow in German Studies, where she researches and teaches on issues of race and gender, in particular the intersection of race and gender in 20th and 21st Century German society.
At CCSRE her current research project examines the fascination with Angela Davis in East Germany during her trial. Jamele will be reviewing the archives of a letter writing campaign and conducting interviews. Additionally, she is writing articles on the digital performance of Afro-German identities on YouTube and Black performance in Germany in relation to the African diaspora.
She completed her doctoral studies in German at UMass Amherst with a dissertation titled, “The Drama of Race.” She has also studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg.
This year, Jamele is teaching the following courses: Popfeminism: Unrest and Unease in the Contemporary Moment, and Afro-Germans. Art. Literature. Life.