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Katharina Bernadette Hacker

About me

Katharina B. Hacker is a doctoral candidate and scholarship holder at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC). In her doctoral project, she is working on the changes in cultural and (trans-)collective memory structures of the Ovaherero and Nama genocide in light of the official recognition by the Federal Republic of Germany in 2021. Her research focuses on collective memory, colonial genocide, social relations, and groups as well as radicalisation processes from a sociological, cultural, and collective studies perspective. She completed her Bachelor's in Political Science and German Studies and her Master's in Criminology and Violence Research at the University of Regensburg. She is also a member of the editorial team of the Open Access Magazine on_culture.

Dissertation working title: Changes of Trans-collective Memory Structures of the Ovaherero and Nama Genocide in the Course of Recognition Processes


Research Interests

  • Genocide
  • Collective Memory
  • De-Colonialism
  • Groupism, (Ethnic) Boundary Making Approaches
  • Radicalisation

Part of the organizational team of the round table discussion Dynamics of Memory Across Media (17.06.2024).


SS2024: Guided Interviews - Co-Teaching with Prof. Dr. Schlüter, Professorship of Sociology specialising in Methods of International Comparative Social Research (JLU)

Within the GCSC

Member of the Editorial Team of on_culture (GCSC)

Speaker of Research Area 1  Cultural Memory Studies (GCSC)

Member of the Emerging Topics Research Group  Migration and Decoloniality (GCSC)