Arriving in Berlin on a Georg Forster Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, I have taken up a guest post-doctoral position at CARMAH from March 2017. My two-year research project looks at how Berlin based post-unification commemorative projects work under changing social, political and temporal conditions.
Graduating from the University of Utrecht in 2015, I completed my Phd through the NWO Heritage Dynamics project, led by Professor Birgit Meyer and Professor Mattijs van de Port. My doctoral thesis addressed the formation of post-apartheid heritage projects and how their mobilisation involved the evocation of the senses.
During 2016 I held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative, based at the University of Cape Town, participating in analysis of the workings of archive in contemporary culture.
My research interests include heritage, the senses, aesthetics, material cultures, space and subject formation.