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Nnenna Onuoha

© Debbie Onuoha

I am a Berlin-based researcher, filmmaker and artist. My audiovisual work explores monumental silences surrounding the histories and afterlives of colonialism across West Africa, Europe and the US, asking: how do we remember, which pasts do we choose to perform and why? I am currently a binational PhD student in Media Anthropology at Harvard University, and Global History at Universität Potsdam. My dissertation traces the material legacies of the Berlin-Africa Conference.

Between 2018-2020 I joined the Making Differences team at CARMAH as a visual anthropologist. In addition to collaborating with other researchers in the team to translate their work into audio-visual formats, I organised the CARMAH Kino — a biweekly screenings of films about museum and heritage, and taught “Visualising Culture” an undergraduate course about the methods and theory of ethnographic and documentary cinema.