Professor Campt specializes in Black German and Black European Studies, African Diaspora Studies, Visual Culture, Oral History, and Memory Studies. She is the author of Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004) and Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012), which explores early twentieth century family photography of Black European communities.
Lecture presented by the Department of Global, International & Area Studies in collaboration with several community and campus partners, including the Office of International Programs.
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Dr. Tina Campt holds a Ph.D. in history from Cornell University. Prior to her current role at Barnard College, she was a faculty member at Duke University, the University of California-Santa Cruz and the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Professor Campt is the author of Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (2004), an oral history of Black Germans in the Nazi period that examines the mutual constitution of racial and gendered formation from the Weimar Republic to the postwar period. This study earned her wide recognition for its approach to the history of Afro-Germans that drew extensively on feminist, diasporic, and postcolonial approaches and ethnographic and oral history methodology. Dr. Campt has also edited special issues of Feminist Review, Callaloo and small axe, and together with Paul Gilroy, co-edited the volume, Der Black Atlantik (2004). Her second monograph, Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (2012), explores early twentieth century family photography of Black European communities and reflects on the status of photographs in the process of historical interpretation. Professor Campt is the recipient of many research grants and fellowships from the Leverhulme Trust, the American Association of University Women, and the German Academic Exchange Service to the Social Science Research Council and the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities.