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Cassandra Ellerbe

PhD in Anthropology / Comparative Cultural Studies
Universiteit Gent
Cassandra Ellerbe studied at the universities of Paris (VIII) in France, and the LMU in Munich, Germany (M.A). In 2006 she completed a PhD in Comparative Cultural Studies/Anthropology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Cassandra has worked as a researcher in various cross-border EU funded projects, and was appointed by the University of Southampton, U.K. as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2007-2010) for the EU Sixth Framework Project: SeFoNE. “Searching for Neighbours: The Dynamics of Mental and Physical Border in the New Europe”:  www.sefone.soton.ac.uk where she researched African diasporic networks in Germany, Austria & Switzerland. Her research focuses on ethnography, cultural studies, Black European studies, gender, intersectional theory, social justice, migration& transnational studies, and diversity.

Cassandra is a certified diversity/intercultural communication/social justice trainer, board member of Eine Welt der Vielfalt e.V. Berlin (A World of Difference). She was an academic Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (2013-2014) and network member of the Black Diaspora in Germany Scholars Project funded by the German Research Foundation 

Most recent publications:

Ellerbe, C. (2018). "Black German Women, the Matrilineal Diaspora and Audre Lorde" in Black Diaspora in Germany. Edition Assemblage: Münster

Ellerbe, C. (2018) "‘Ich bin stolz ein Deutscher zu sein’" in Black German Males and National Pride. Edition Assemblage: Münster

Ellerbe-Dück, C. & Wekker, G.) “Naming Ourselves as Black Women in Europe – An African American & Afro-Dutch Conversation” in (co-editors- Bolacki & Broeck) Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies 2015.

Ellerbe-Dück, C. & Dzajic-Weber, A. 2016. "Die Diversity Dimension Ethnische Herkunft und Hautfarbe: einsichten und Überlegungen aus der Sensibiliserungsarbeit" in Petia Genkova and Tobias Ringeisen (Hrsg) Handbuch Diversity Kompetenz Band 2 Gegenstandsbereiche, Springer Verlag: Berlin

Ellerbe-Dück, C. & Dzajic-Weber, A. 2016. "Hautfarbe und Alltagsrassismus" in punktum. Juni 2016, s. 8-10.

Dr. Cassandra Ellerbe
Email: c.ellerbe@berlin.bard.edu