Peggy Piesche is a literary and Cultural Studies scholar whose work is centered in Black European Studies. Born and raised in the GDR, Piesche studied in East and West Germany and Russia. She taught at the University at Utrecht/ Netherlands and held visiting positions for German, Women’s and Africana Studies at Vassar College and Hamilton College/NY, USA. She has published about racialized and Black Images (imagery), colonial history and collective memories, and received research grants from the Volkswagen Foundation and Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation for a new interdisciplinary research project “Black Europe: History of a Forgotten Continent”, a ground breaking new academic structure and implementing Black European Studies in Transnational Perspective into a German and European academic curriculum.
She is also an activist and board member of both ADEFRA (Black Women in Germany) and ASWAD (Association of the Worldwide Study of the African Diaspora) and an activist-scholar in and to the Black community in Germany.
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