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Mariam Muwanga M.Ed.

Anglistik/ Amerikanistik

Raum: MI.14.05 (and P.08.13)
Telefon: (0202) 439 5081
E-Mail: m.muwanga{at}uni-wuppertal.de

 

 

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Education:

  since 10/2018: Research assistant, Anglistik/Amerikanistik and Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS), University of Wuppertal

    since 01/2015: Research assistant, Centre for Graduate Studies (CGS), University of Wuppertal

    since 10/2014: Ph.D candidate, Anglistik/Amerikanistik, University of Wuppertal

    2012–2014: M. Ed. (English, German Educational Sciences), University of Wuppertal

    2008-2014: Student assistant, Chair of Business Computing and Operations Research (WINFOR), University of Wuppertal

    2007–2011: B.A (English/American and German Philology), University of Wuppertal

    2001–2005: B.A Ed. (Geography, German, Educational Sciences), Makerere University Kampala

 

Scholarships and Awards:

    2016 - 2018: Graduate fellowship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

    2017: Travel grant from IPiW to attend 7th Biennial Afroeuropeans Conference, Tampere, Finland

  2015: Cash-prize for dedicated voluntary services by an international PhD student, Center for Graduate Studies

    2012 – 2014: Postgraduate scholarship, Friedrich Ebert Foundation

    2010 – 2011: Undergraduate bursary, Studienstiftung: University of Wuppertal

    09/2004: DAAD Grant for cultural exchange programme with the University of Mainz 

2001–2004: State-funded undergraduate scholarship, Makerere University Kampala

 

 PhD Project:

“Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Diasporic Blackness in (Black) British Fiction” – Adviser: Prof. Dr. Roy Sommer, University of Wuppertal

 

 Teaching:

Black British Neo-Slave Narratives (Summer 2020)

Introduction to Literary Studies (Winter 2019/20)

Introduction to English Literary Studies (Summer 2019)

Multicultural Britain: The Windrush Generation (Summer 2019)

Project and Time Management for PhDs (Yamoussoukro, Corte d’Ivoire. Summer 2019)

The African diaspora on YouTube (Summer School, Univ. of Frankfurt, Summer 2017)

 

 

Conference talks and guest lectures:

    “Black Europe: The Relevance of Diaspora Literature in 21st Century Europe.” Transformative Wissenschaften – Eine Notwendigkeit in Zeiten gesellschaftlicher Umbrüche? Scholarship-Holder Seminar organised by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. Akademie Frankenwarte Würzburg, Germany. September 2019.

    “The Chronotope and ‘Victim’ Diaspora: Time and Space in Fictions of/about Windrush.” 9. Graduiertensymposium: Current Trajectories in Narrative Research. Wuppertal, Germany. September, 2019.

    “Narrative Representations of Black Diasporic Experience(s) in Small Island.” Centre D’Eseignement et de Recherche en Ètudes Postcoloniales. University of Liége, Belgium. April 2019.  

    “Intersectionality and Diasporic Blackness: Amplifying Connectedness of Afroeuropean Experiences on Youtube.” Afroeuropeans VI: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe, 6th Biennial Conference. Tampere, Finland. July 2017

    “Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Blackness in Black British Narratives.” 7. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Narrative Formen der Sinnstiftung: Möglichkeiten fiktionaler und faktualer Erzählungen. Wuppertal, Germany. November, 2016.

    “Narrative Representations of Blackness/Black Experience in Britain.” Platform for Postcolonial Readings: Interrogating the Postcolonial Paradigm. Brussels, Belgium. February, 2016.

    “Modelling the African Diaspora: Narrative Representations of Black Experience in Britain.” 6. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Quo vadis Narratologia? Perspektiven und Grenzen erzähltheoretischer Ansätze. Wuppertal, Germany. September, 2015.

    Identitäts- und Genderkonstruktionen in der Web-Serie An African City.” Chabos wissen wer der Babo ist – Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Identifikationen und kultureller Hybridität. Düsseldorf, Germany. December, 2014.  

 

 Memberships:

    Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)

    European Narratology Network (ENN)

    Deutscher Anglistikverband

    German Association for the Study of British Cultures (BritCult)

    The European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLAS)

    Modern Language Association (MLA)

    The Postcolonial Studies Initiative (PCI)

    Zentrum für Erzählforschung (ZEF), University of Wuppertal

 

 

Research interests:

         Literatures of the African Diaspora (esp. from Europe/ USA/ The Caribbean)

         ‘African’ Literature (esp. from Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria)

         Film and Media Studies

         Critical Theory

         Digital Storytelling

 

 

Titel und Abstract des Dissertationsprojekts

 

“Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Diasporic Blackness in (Black) British Fiction” – Adviser: Prof. Dr. Roy Sommer, University of Wuppertal

 

 

 

Vortragstätigkeit

Conference talks and guest lectures:

“Black Europe: The Relevance of Diaspora Literature in 21st Century Europe.” Transformative Wissenschaften – Eine Notwendigkeit in Zeiten gesellschaftlicher Umbrüche? Scholarship-Holder Seminar organised by the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation. Akademie Frankenwarte Würzburg, Germany. September 2019.

 

“The Chronotope and ‘Victim’ Diaspora: Time and Space in Fictions of/about Windrush.” 9. Graduiertensymposium: Current Trajectories in Narrative Research. Wuppertal, Germany. September, 2019.

 

“Narrative Representations of Black Diasporic Experience(s) in Small Island.” Centre D’Eseignement et de Recherche en Ètudes Postcoloniales. University of Liége, Belgium. April 2019.  

 

“Intersectionality and Diasporic Blackness: Amplifying Connectedness of Afroeuropean Experiences on Youtube.” Afroeuropeans VI: Black Cultures and Identities in Europe, 6th Biennial Conference. Tampere, Finland. July 2017

 

“Modelling the African Diaspora: Representations of Blackness in Black British Narratives.” 7. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Narrative Formen der Sinnstiftung: Möglichkeiten fiktionaler und faktualer Erzählungen. Wuppertal, Germany. November, 2016.

 

“Narrative Representations of Blackness/Black Experience in Britain.” Platform for Postcolonial Readings: Interrogating the Postcolonial Paradigm. Brussels, Belgium. February, 2016.

 

“Modelling the African Diaspora: Narrative Representations of Black Experience in Britain.” 6. Graduiertenforum Narratologie: Quo vadis Narratologia? Perspektiven und Grenzen erzähltheoretischer Ansätze. Wuppertal, Germany. September, 2015.

 

Identitäts- und Genderkonstruktionen in der Web-Serie An African City.” Chabos wissen wer der Babo ist – Eine Auseinandersetzung mit Identifikationen und kultureller Hybridität. Düsseldorf, Germany. December, 2014.  

 

 

Publikationen

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Sonstige wissenschaftliche Aktivitäten/Mitgliedschaften

Memberships:

   Gesellschaft für Anglophone und Postkoloniale Studien (GAPS)

   The European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLAS)

   European Narratology Network (ENN)

    Zentrum für Erzählforschung (ZEF), Bergische Universität Wuppertal