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BGHRA Third International Convention 2013 - Keynote Presenter
  • BGHRA Convention 2013

    We are pleased to announce the Third Annual International Convention of the Black German Heritage & Research Association to be held August 8-11, 2013 at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Conference Features

    The conference will feature a keynote address by Maisha Eggers, Professor of Childhood and Diversity Studies at the University of Magdeburg, a screening of the 1952 film “Toxi” and presentations by guest artists Sharon Dodua Otoo and Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, editors of “The Little Book of Big Visions: How To Be an Artist and Revolutionize the World"
  • Flexible Accommodations

    The many choices in accommodations available ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay for all our guests, even those on a limited budget.
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Keynote Presenter

Dominant Constructions of Black Children in the Two Germanies

Prof. Dr. Maureen Maisha Eggers,

Educator, Gender Studies Scholar, Activist.

Professor for Childhood and Difference (Diversity Studies) at the University for Applied Sciences, Magdeburg-Stendal, since April 2008. Associate at the Centre for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, Humboldt University Berlin. Dr. Phil. PhD in Education 2005: “Power/Lessness - Racialization and How Children learn Social Inequality and Power Differences”. April 2005 – March 2008: Assistant Professor at the Institute of Education in Gender Studies, Humboldt University Berlin. Activist with Adefra, Black Women in Germany since 1993, Board Member of the same organisation since 2005. Co-Editor of the Volume >>Mythen, Masken und Subjekte: Kritische Weißseinsforschung in Deutschland<<, Münster Unrast Verlag 2005. Research Focus: Childhood Studies, Diversity Studies, Gender in Transcultural Education, Critical Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Black Women’s Activism. Maisha Eggers is based in Berlin.

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Featured Artists


Sharon Otoo:Witnessed:The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World


Sandrine Micossé-Aikins : Editor: Witnessed Series  "Edition Assemblage"