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Florian Schybilski, M.A.



Am Neuen Palais 10
Building 19, Room 0.20
14469 Potsdam


during the semester break:

28 February, 12pm
11 March, 1pm
20 March, 12pm
3 April, 12pm


I am currently preparing my PhD thesis on ‘Dalitisms‘ in different postcolonial spaces supervised by prof. Dr. Dirk Wiemann (University of Potsdam).

In December 2017 I finished the MA program Anglophone Modernities in Literature and Culture at the University of Potsdam. In my thesis, I investigated the possibility for and reality of cosmopolitanisms in Dalit writing and activism. For my bachelor’s degree, I studied English and History at the University of Potsdam graduating in 2014. For my bachelor’s thesis I did a comparative study of the ideological representation of Dalit thought leader B.R. ‘Babasaheb’ Ambedkar in two graphic biographies. I have spent one year in India splitting this time between Delhi and Hyderabad.


Research interests

Nation & Nationalism
Ideology and Forms of Resistance
Postcolonial Studies
Dalit Literature



Delhi – the Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Postcolonial Capital City

Caste Away: Writing Caste in India and Great Britain

A Private Empire? – Reading the East India Company

Introduction to Cultural Studies

Modernity as Salvation

Conflicting Bodies: Postcolonial Rewritings and Female Empowerment in Video Games

Human Rights Literature

Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy

Food Cultures, Food Politics



Recent Academic Projects

“'I Shall Mix Genres’ – Genre Politics in Meena Kandasamy’s The Gypsy Goddess” (Conference: Writing the Cosmopolitan Imagination, University of Delhi – December 2016)

"Dalit Human Literature/Dalit World Literature" (Conference: World Literature - Postcolonial Perspectives, University of Delhi, March 2018)