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Joint Activities of the Research Unit

  • Virtual Public Lecture: Opolot Okia (Wright State University, USA):  "The Chimera of Abolition: Forced Labor in Colonial British East and West Afrika, 1894-1939", 18th May 2022, 5:45-7:15pm (CET) 
  • Interview with the Research Unit conducted by the Division 7 Research Management of the University of Cologne. 23.02.2022, interview series 'UoC Insights'.
  • Opening Conference of the Research Unit "The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities", 11.-12.11.2021, Conference Website

Activities of Individual Projects

  • Roundtable Discussion with Michaela Pelican, Amrita Datta, Jonathan Ngeh, Ratna Mani Nepal and Habibul Khondker, NIICE Global Conclave 2021, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement, 25th June 2021: Impacts of the Pandemic on Transnational Migration.


  • Ngeh, Jonathan (2022): “When the Abuse of Ethnic Minorities Becomes Normalized in a Progressive Society” In: S. Hassanen and C. Westin (Eds). Migration and State Formation after ColonialismTrenton: The Red Sea Press, 159-187.

  • Ngeh, Jonathan and Michaela Pelican (2022): “Innovation, Music and Future Making by Young Africans in a Challenging Environment: Examples from Cameroon and Nigeria” In C. Greiner, S. van Wolputte, and M. Bollig (Eds). African Futures. Leiden, Boston: BRILL, 285-295.

  • Purzer Aragüés, Freya, Han Hao, Femke Jovy, Sophia Mayer, Sina Plücken, Madita Teusen, Yang Fan (2021): Conference Report. Opening Conference of the Research Unit “The Production and Reproduction of Social Inequalities: Global Contexts and Concepts of Labor Exploitation”. Electronic Document.

  • Lindner, Ulrike (2021): “An Inclination towards a Policy of Extermination"? - German and British discourse on colonial wars during high imperialism. In: Felicity Rash/Geraldine Horan (eds.): The Discourse of British and German Colonialism. Convergence and Competition, Routledge: London 2021, 163-181.

  • Lindner, Ulrike (2021): Wissen - Kontakt - Transfer: Koloniale Stadtplanung am Beispiel Dar-es-Salaam/Deutsch-Ostafrika. In: Kunstchronik 74 (2021), 381-390.

  • Barabantseva, Elena, Caroline Grillot and Michaela Pelican (2021): Uncertain Choices of Chinese-Foreign Children’s Citizenship in the People’s Republic of China. In: Frank Pieke (ed.). Global East Asia: Into the Twenty-First Century. University of California Press, 209-218.


This Research Unit is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation