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Prof. Dr. Anja Schwarz

Professor of British Cultural Studies, Department of English and American Studies, Universität Potsdam


Campus am Neuen Palais
Building 19, Room 0.26
14469 Potsdam


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Academic Background

Prof. Dr. Anja Schwarz has previously taught at the University of Konstanz and the Freie Universität Berlin. She currently co-directs the German-Australian research group “German Anthropological Legacies in Australia” (DAAD-Universities Australia). In 2015 Anja Schwarz was appointed as the German research expert to the Australia Germany Advisory Group.

She has recently published is 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).

Research Interests

  • oceanic modernity
  • postcolonial studies
  • memory studies in literature 

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  • (2017) “Spuren Robert Louis Stevensons in deutscher Literatur über Samoa.” Johannes Görbert und Thomas Schwarz, eds. Pazifikismus: Poetiken des Stillen Ozeans. Würzburg: Könighausen & Neumann, 443-460 (with Lars Eckstein and Helmut Peitsch).
  • (2016) Postcolonial Justice in Australia. Reassessing the ‘Fair Go. Ed. Gigi Adair and Anja Schwarz. Trier: WVT.
  • (2016) “Tupaias Karten, oder: Was ist Aufklärung in Postkolonialer Perspektive”. Aufklärung global – globale Aufklärungen. Das Achtzehnte Jahrhundert 40.2: 175-190 (with Lars Eckstein and Helmut Peitsch).