Prof. Dr. Anja Schwarz

Chair of British Cultural Studies

 

Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.26
14469 Potsdam

 

Sprechzeiten
Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am

Please note that I have moved my office hours online. Please register via the doodle link posted below and send me an email in which you outline your concern. I will contact you on Wednesday morning with information about our meeting.

14 October: https://doodle.com/poll/itir2b9hutd8yb2m

21 October: https://doodle.com/poll/f5y67mhd2vkcu9cz

About

Prior to joining the University of Potsdam in 2010, Anja Schwarz  taught at the University of Konstanz and the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2010 to 2018 she directed the German-Australian research groups Memory and Migration (2010-2012, with ANU; DAAD-Go8), Colonial Entanglements (with UTS; DAAD-ATN), Experimental Histories (with UTS; DAAD-ATN), Waste Matters (with USydney; DAAD-Universities Australia) and German-Australian Anthropological Legacies (with FlindersU; DAAD-Universities Australia). She is a founding member of the critical habitations network and a member of the Research Training Group (DFG Graduiertenkolleg) minor cosmopolitanisms, a programme mainly focussing on PhD training conducted in close collaboration with partners in South Africa, India, Australia and North America. From 2020-2022 she coordinates the Potsdam Postcolonial Chair for Global Modernities. Among her recent publications are the co-edited special issue of Postcolonial Studies on 'German-Australian Colonial Entanglements' (2018), as well as the co-edited volumes Postcolonial Justice in Australia: Reassessing the 'Fair Go' (WVT 2016) and Postcolonial Piracy: Media Distribution and Cultural Production in the Global South (Bloomsbury Academic 2014). Her main research project over the past few years has focussed on the figure of Tupaia, a Polynesian master navigator who joined the crew of Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the South Seas.

In 2015 Anja Schwarz was appointed as the German research expert to the Australia Germany Advisory Group.