People

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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter

Argelander Professor for Critical Museum and Heritage Studies

Julia is a social anthropologist with a background in theatre, film, and media studies, specialising in material culture, critical museum and heritage studies.

Prof. Dr. Paul Basu

Prof. Dr. Paul Basu

Founding Director of Global Heritage Lab, Professor of Anthropology University of Oxford, Curator at Pitt Rivers Museum

Paul is an anthropologist specialising in critical heritage, museum and material culture studies in transcultural contexts.

Prof. Dr. Sophia Labadi

Prof. Dr. Sophia Labadi

Humboldt Fellow

Sophia specialises in critical heritage, museum studies, and global challenges. Her research focuses on how heritage sites and museums can address some of the most pressing global challenges, including social justice, gender equality, food security, or sustainable development.

Dr. J. Kelechi Ugwuanyi

Dr. J. Kelechi Ugwuanyi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

J. Kelechi Ugwuanyi's research interests include critical heritage studies, museums, indigenous knowledge systems, cultural landscapes, and contemporary archaeology.

Dr. Alejandro Mora Motta

Dr. Alejandro Mora Motta

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Alejandro's research interests cover transdisciplinary fields such as political ecology, ecological economics and critical development studies and address the social, political and cultural effects of extractivism, climate change, and socio-ecological transformation.

Emilia Fernengel

Emilia Fernengel

Research Manager

Emila is the research manager of the Global Heritage Lab, supporting the team in all aspects of research coordination and management.

Helen Siegburg

Helen Siegburg

Office Manager

Helen supports the Global Heritage Lab team in all administrative processes and serves as the link between them and the general university administration.

Nana Tsiklauri

Nana Tsiklauri

Office Manager

Nana studied Education, History and German as a Foreign Language. Since 2023, she has been supporting Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Binter and the Global Heritage team with administrative issues.

Eleonora Grammatikou

Eleonora Grammatikou

Doctoral Research Fellow

Eleonora Grammatikou's research interests include museum studies, postcolonial and critical heritage studies as well as queer and gender studies.

William Nsuiban Gmayi

William Nsuiban Gmayi

Doctoral Research Fellow

William's research based at the Global Heritage Lab explores the restitution of knowledge held in colonial anthropological archives.

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Doctoral Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter/in) of Argelander Professor for Critical Museum and Heritage Studies

Cihan Simsek

Cihan Simsek

Research Assistant

Cihan is the assistant of Jun.-Prof. Julia Binter and supports her in all aspects of her work by conducting literature research, project and teaching assistance. His research interest lie within the triangle of art history, museology and decolonization.

Dana Dierks

Dana Dierks

Student Assistant

As a student assistant, Dana supports Jun.-Prof. Julia Binter in various aspects (project administration and literature research). Dana's main areas of interest are new materialism, posthumanism, decolonial theory, identity and spatial studies in transculturality.

Luisa Runden

Luisa Runden

Research Assistant (Project: Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures)

As a research assistant for the Confronting Colonial Pasts, Envisioning Creative Futures Project, Luisa supports Jun.-Prof. Julia Binter in the publication process for the project as well as the press work.

Dr. Tobias Skowronek

Dr. Tobias Skowronek

Associate Researcher

Tobias is a researcher interested in the global metal trade of the later medieval and early modern era, especially in the transatlantic economies, the European trade with West Africa and the plantation economies of the America.

Dr. Malika Kraamer

Dr. Malika Kraamer

Associate Researcher

As a curator and cultural historian focusing on Africa and South Asia, Malika specialises in critical museum, heritage, disability and material culture studies.