Migration - Gender - Politics

Dr. Katharina Hoffmann

Researcher and Lecturer, Gender Studies

WORK EXPERIENCE

2015, 2013, 2011: Visiting lecturer, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan

April 2014 Guest lecturer at the Yerevan State University and Russian-Armenian University, Armenia

August 2014 in cooperation with Lydia Potts: workshop “Justice, Memory and Reconciliation in African Post-Conflict Societies”, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

SINCE 12/2011: Researcher and organiser, Working Group Migration - Gender – Politics, University of Oldenburg, Germany

07/2011-11/11: Visiting lecturer, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan

04/2009-03/2011: Researcher and lecturer in gender studies, Institute for Cultural Studies, University of Oldenburg

since 10/2008: Research Fellow, European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford, UK

04/2008-08/2008: Researcher and lecturer, Institute for Cultural Studies, University of Oldenburg

12/2005-06/2007: Researcher and organiser, war research and education site 'U-Boat-Bunker Valentin' in Bremen, Germany

05/2003-02/2006: Lecturer for adult education

11/1999-06/2000: Research on Gestapo, Public Record Office Oldenburg

since 2001: Freelance historian for different projects, Germany

04/1996-10/1998: Researcher, Institute for History, University of Oldenburg

04/1993-04/2008: Lecturer at the universities of Bremen, Lüneburg and Oldenburg, Germany

 

EDUCATION    

04/1995-12/1999: Doctorate in history; Dissertation: Foreign Forced Labourers in Oldenburg During the Second World War

10/1991-05/1994: Postgraduate certificate in Intercultural Communication, University of Oldenburg

 

MONOGRAPHS AND EDITED COLLECTIONS (SELECTIONS)

Raphael Chikukwa, Katharina Hoffmann, Ingmar Lähnemann, Katrin Peters-Klaphake and Lydia Potts (eds.): Kabbo ka Muwala - The Girl's Basket. Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa. Catalogue of the travelling exhibition, Berlin 2016

Hoffmann, Katharina, Herbert Mehrtens and Silke Wenk (eds.): Myths, Gender and the Military Conquest of Air and Sea, Oldenburg 2015

Hagen, Dietrich and Katharina Hoffmann (eds.): Landschaft-Natur-Geschichte: Wie kann Natur bewahrt und Erinnerung gestaltet werden?, Oldenburg 2008 (Links between nature conservation and historical education)

 

ESSAYS AND PAPERS (SELECTIONS)

“You are the home ...” Refugees and Settlements in Uganda, in: Raphael Chikukwa, Katharina Hoffmann, Ingmar Lähnemann, Katrin Peters-Klaphake and Lydia Potts KABBO KA MUWALA – THE GIRL’S BASKET. Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa, Berlin 2016: 32-43

National and Transnational Formations of the Submarine Myth, in: Hoffmann, Katharina, Herbert Mehrtens and Silke Wenk (eds.): Myths, Gender and the Military Conquest of Air and Sea, Oldenburg 2015: 221-241

Who belongs to the nation? Debates on Migration and Diversity in Europe, online: http://ysu.am/files/02K_Hoffmann.pdf [2014].

Kontinuitäten des Ehrkonzepts in der deutschen Gedenkkultur: Das U-Boot-Ehrenmal, in: Ulrike Ludwig, Markus Pöhlmann and John Zimmermann (eds.): Ehre und Pflichterfüllung als Codes militärischer Tugenden, Paderborn 2014: 241-256

Kreative Methoden in der historisch-politischen Bildung. Verortungen und Reflexionen (Creative methods in teaching history and politics, frames and reflections), online-publication 2012: http://www.bpb.de/gesellschaft/kultur/kulturelle-bildung/143851/geschichtsvermittlung-und-kulturelle-bildung

Brufau Alvira, Nuria and Katharina Hoffmann: How to Become a Master Student. Student Manual: Guidelines for Academic Communication Skills and Study Tips, Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights (RIGDPR) Ahfad University for Women (AUW), Sudan, 2012

Vom militärischen Standort zum Erinnerungsort, in: Peter Koch and Oliver von Wrochem (eds.): Bundeswehr und Gedenkstätten von den 1950er Jahren bis zur Gegenwart – Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven, Paderborn 2010: 171-183 (Changing a military site into a memorial site)

 

LECTURES (SELECTIONS)

28.11.2016 Gendering Transitional Justice, conference: Perspectives on Critical Migration Studies, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

23.11.2016 Konturen der “Islamfeindlichkeit” in Deutschland (Islamophobie in Germany), Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

15.11.2016 with Daniela Arias Vargas: Silenced Migrants - Open Graves, Open Wounds. Reflections on Solidarity and Memory Making in Europe's Borderlands, Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany

15.7.2016 Remembering Forced Migration and Genocide in Germany, conference IASFM 16: Rethinking Forced Migration and Displacement: Theory, Policy, and Praxis, Poznan, Poland

10.6.2016 with Raphael Chikukwa (chief curator of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe): Challenging Eurocentric Discourses on Migration? The art exhibition Kabbo ka Muwala - The Girl’s Basket. Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa, conference “Globale Ungleichheit, Flucht und Bildung” at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg

30 November 2015 with Paul Agoe, Daniela Arias Vargas and Mahanam Bhattacharjee Mithun: Gender and Genocide. Reflections on German Memory Cultures, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

29-30 April, 2014 Who belongs to the nation? Debates on Migration and Diversity in Europe, conference: MIGRATION IN THE GLOBALIZED WORLD, Yerevan State University, Armenia

June 2013 Teaching Multiculturalism in Migration Studies: Reflections on Contents, Methods, and Objectives, UNIMIG Study visit Study Visit to Oldenburg, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

30.09.2010 Concepts of Honour and Hero Constructions in the Age of 'New Wars', conference: Gender and Memory in European Literature, Film and Visual Art, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

10.09.2010 Kontinuitäten des Ehrkonzepts in der deutschen Gedenkkultur, conference: Ehre und Pflichterfüllung als Codes militärischer Tugenden, University of Bern, Switzerland (Concepts of honour in German commemoration culture)

18.06.2010 Kreative Formen in der Gedenkstättenarbeit. Ein Königsweg? Theoretische Überlegungen zu Ansätzen in der Geschichtsvermittlung, 7. Berlin-Brandenburgisches Forum für zeitgeschichtliche Bildung, Berlin, Germany (Creative methods in historical education)

2.05.2010 Fliegerhelden in der deutschen und britischen Erinnerungskultur, conference: Die Luftwaffe der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Hintergründe – Perzeptionen – Perspektiven, Tagung des Militärgeschichtlichen Forschungsamtes, Potsdam, in Kooperation mit dem Luftwaffenamt, Köln-Wahn, Potsdam, Germany (Military pilots as heroes in German and British memory cultures)

21.11.2009 Faszinationen und Mythen um das U-Boot in der Erinnerungskultur, conference: Militär, Krieg und Gesellschaft in Niedersachsen im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert, Hannover; Germany (Fascination and myths about submarines in memory cultures)

17.10.2009 The Transmission of Repressed Local Memories into Canonised Public Memories, conference: Local Memories in a Nationalizing and Globalizing World (1750 up to the present), Antwerp, Belgium

 

ORGANISATION OF CONFERENCES / PROJECTS (SELECTION)

02./03.12.2.2016 Islamophobia in European Migration Regimes, workshop organised by European Master Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies (CMC), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, and Evangelische Akademie (Protestant-Lutheran Academy) Oldenburg, in cooperation with Cine K Oldenburg (organization and teaching)

19.11.-23.11.2016 Travelling the Borderland – (Undocumented) Migration in Cinema, organised by Cine K, Evangelische Akademie Oldenburg, & Institut für Kunst und visuelle Kultur, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg. Germany

Kabbo ka Muwala - The Girl’s Basket. Migration and Mobility in Contemporary Art in Southern and Eastern Africa. Collaborative exhibition project at three venues: National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe: February 4 – April 4, 2016; Makerere Art Gallery in Kampala, Uganda: April 14 – June 12, 2016; Städtische Galerie Bremen, Germany: September 24 – December 11, 2016, kabbokamuwala.org

DIVERSITAS Summer School February at the University of Mumbai, India, 7-16, 2015 (teaching).

Migrations of Knowledge: Potentials and Limits of Knowledge Production and Critique in Europe and Africa, International Conference, 3 – 6 December 2014, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany. Organisers: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Women and Gender (ZFG), European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany; African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) and Wits Centre for Diversity Studies (WiCDS), University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. In cooperation with the Institute for Postcolonial and Transcultural Studies (INPUTS), University of Bremen, and the Research Centre for Genealogies of the Contemporary (WiZeGG), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, http://migknow.org/

DIVERSITAS Summer School at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany, July 5-13, 2013 (teaching).

Queer as … Questioning Representations of ,African’ Sexualities. Series of Events, October and November 2013, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany,

Islam in European Discourses on Migration and Identity. Workshop, Public Lecture and Film Presentation, organised by European Master Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR), Center for Migration, Education and Cultural Studies (CMC), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, and Evangelische Akademie (Protestant-Lutheran Academy) Oldenburg in cooperation with Integrationsbeauftragte der Stadt Oldenburg (Commissioner for Integration) and Cine K, Oldenburg18 and 19 October 2013, Oldenburg

Film Series: Africa and Europe. Migration in Film, organised by European Master of Arts in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR) in cooperation with Cine K. Supported by Evangelischen Entwicklungsdienst, Verein Niedersächsischer Bildungsinitiativen e.V., DGB Jugend Oldenburg and Kooperationsstelle Hochschule-Gewerkschaften at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, 1-17 October 2012, Cine K Oldenburg, Germany

NeBoCo - New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below? International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies, in Cooperation with Labor kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung at Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany, African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and the EMMIR Consortium, 6th to 8th December 2012, at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Gender Representations in Western Cultures in the Age of Modern Wars, Workshop at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Cooperation with the Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Germany, 19.06.2010

German-British conference: Myths, Gender and the Military Conquest of Air and Sea, planning and organising of the conference in cooperation with Prof Dr Silke Wenk, Oldenburg and Prof Dr Herbert Mehrtens, Braunschweig, financially supported by the German Research Foundation, Oldenburg, 22.04.2009-25.04.2009

 

Contact

katharina.hoffmann(at)uni-oldenburg.de
Office: A5 1-121
Phone: +49 441-798-4157
Fax: +49 441-798-4868

Office hours

by appointment