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Projects and Funding

Friederike Apelt, M.A., Department of History
PhD project: Between machismo and Liberation. The Sandinista Revolution and the West German Solidarity Movement with Nicaragua, 1978-1991. A Gender-specific Perspective

Harald Barre, M.A., Department of History
PhD project: Natural Aliens? The Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (South Africa) and its Relations to African-American Activism in the 1960s and 1970s

Prof. Dr. Lidia Becker, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
research/ publication projects: Linguistic Nationalist Movements in Romance-speaking Countries, essay collection, forthcoming (2015)
Lay Linguistic Discourse on Quebec French in Forum Communication on the Internet, monograph, forthcoming
Spanish-speaking Immigrants in Hanover, project in planning

Prof. Dr. Katja Füllberg-Stolberg,Department of History,
Research project: Afro-American Missionaries and Settlers in West Africa, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG, 2010-2013)*

Dr. Daniela Célleri, Department of Sociology
PhD project: Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging in Latin America and their interaction with other categories of difference: Negotiation of Belonging and Citizenship in Consideration of Social Categorisations (completed)

Michael Fackler, M.A., Department of Socioloy
PhD project: Legal Pluralism in Latin America: Indigenous jurisdiction and indigenous autonomy rights in Bolivia.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gabbert, Department of Sociology
(project director)/ Daniela Célleri, (Ph.D.student), Ethnicity, Citizenship and Belonging in Latin America and their interaction with other categories of difference: Negotiation of Belonging and Citizenship in Consideration of Social Categorisations, 2010-2014, research project, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Prof. Dr. Jana Gohrisch, Department of English
Current book project: The Literature of Post-Slavery
Focus on the representation of agency in 19th-century British and Caribbean literary and non-literary texts (published after emancipation in 1834/38)

Supervised PhD projects:
- Ellen Grünkemeier (2010). Breaking the Silence: South African Representations of HIV/AIDS. Published with James Currey in 2013.
- Henning Marquardt (2014). Die Familie als (anti-)koloniale Metonymie: Jamaika und Südafrika in der ersten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts. (The Family as Anti-Colonial Metonymy: Jamaica and South Africa in the First Half of the Twentieth Century)
- Current PhD project:
Lena Rindermann (beginning Sept. 2015). The Representation of Horses in Anglophone Imperial Discourses.

Prof. Dr. Christine Hatzky, Department of History, speaker of the CAGS
Current Research Project (together with David Díaz Arias, Universidad de Costa Rica, Escuela de Historia) „Revolution and Peace in Central America in the Cold War: from Contadora to Esquipulas II“

Supervised PhD projects:
- Christian Helm: Booming Solidarity. The Construction of Nicaragua’s Image by the West German Solidarity Movement and the FSLN (1979-1990) (completed)
- Mario Peters: Social Housing, Spatial Segregation and Territorial Stigmatization in Brazil: The Case of the Conjunto IAPI, Belo Horizonte, c. 1940 ˗ 1973 (completed)
- Friederike Apelt: "Between machismo and Liberation. The Sandinista Revolution and the West German Solidarity Movement with Nicaragua, 1978-1991. A Gender-specific Perspective." (Funded by the German Research Council)
- Editha Schubert: Knowledge transfer in 19th century between Cuba and Saxony: specimens of naturalist traveller Dr. Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868)

Dr. des. Christian Helm, Department of History:
PhD Project: Booming Solidarity. The Construction of Nicaragua’s Image by the West German Solidarity Movement and the FSLN (1978-1990) (completed)

Sebastian Matthes, Dipl. Soz, Department of Sociology:
PhD Project: Neo-Extractivism and Social Inequalities in Ecuador

Prof. Dr. Ruth Mayer, Department of English
Member of research unit "Popular Seriality: Aesthetics and Practice" (Berlin-Hannover-Göttingen), project director/Ilka Brasch (Ph.D. student), research project: Serializing Mass Culture: Popular Film Serials and Serial Structures in the United States, 1910-1940", 2013-2016, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Hannah Pardey, M.A., Department of English
PhD project: "Postcolonial Middlebrow? The New Nigerian Novel"

Prof. Dr. Brigitte Reinwald, Department of History
Further research fields: Gender, Family, and Generation in West Africa, Migration, Mobility and Transcultural Processes, Translocality and Memory in the Indian Ocean World, Popular Culture and Media in Urban Milieus in West and East Africa, Historical Anthropology, Oral History, Visual and Audiovisual Media Analysis

research projects:
- terminated: "After Slavery -- Comparing the Caribbean and Africa" (2010-2013, funded by the German Research Council / DFG): African Initiatives to Emancipation: Gold Coast Elites, Atlantic Slavery and Slave Trade, 1841-1900, principal investigator: Steffen Runkel*
- ongoing:
Funding Initiative: Knowledge for Tomorrow - Cooperative Research Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa: Post-Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities in Sub-Saharan and North Africa (2013-2016, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation).
Coordination, management and academic support concerning 11 research projects conducted by African post-doctoral researchers (principal investigators) from universities in Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Nigeria, Tchad, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Academic Assistance: Harald Barre; Administration and Accounting: Petra Rothenhäuser. <http://www.vwfoundation-humanities.uni-hannover.de/>
- The Volkswagen Foundation's Funding Initiative (see above) was prolonged to the period July 2016 to June 2019.

Dr. habil. Ulrike Schmieder, Department of History
Current research on memories of slave trade and slavery in European port towns and capitals and former plantation colonies in the Caribbean, particularly France and Spain, the French Caribbean and Cuba
Research project: Strategies of Former Slaves in Cuba and Martinique after Slavery, 2012/2013, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)* (completed)

* Parts of common project: "After Slavery - Comparing the Caribbean and Africa", funded by the German
Research Foundation (DFG, 2010-2013)