CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
|2015-19||Founding Member of the Collaborative Research Centre „Affectve Societies“ (SFB 1171) at the Free University of Berlin. Head of the subproject B01 “Affective Dynamics of Images in the Era of Social Media”. With Kerstin Schankweiler, Verena Straub and Raoul Klooker). Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
|2011-17||Founding Member of the Researchers’ Group “Transcultural Negotiations in the Ambits of Art. Comparative Perspectives on Historical Contexts and Contemporary Constellations” (FOR 1703) at the Free University of Berlin. Head of the subproject C3 “Fictions of the Original. Explorations of Practices and Discourses in African Arts”. With Paola Ivanov, Melanie Klein, Ursula Helg and Doris Rebhan. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).
|2007-09||Head of the research project “Media arts and the dynamics of the contemporary art worlds in Johannesburg and Luanda”. With Ulf Vierke, Anna Schrade, Nadine Siegert and Thorolf Lipp. University of Bayreuth. Funded by the German research foundation (DFG) in Bonn.|
|since 2007||Founding member and principal investigator of BIGSAS (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies.
|2003-07||Head of the research project “Artworlds in Interaction” within the Research centre SFB/FK 560 “Local Action in Africa in the Context of Global Developments”, University of Bayreuth. With Peter Probst and Bettina von Lintig. Funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in Bonn.|
|2005-08||Head of the research project “Belief in the Paranormal and Occult. Its Influence on the Socio-Political, Economic, and Religious Life in West Africa in the Era of Globalization”. With Josephat Obi Oguejiofor and Nathaniel Yaovi Soède. Iwalewa-Haus, University of Bayreuth in cooperation with the Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka and the Université catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest in Abidjan. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation in Hannover.|
|2005-08||Head of the research project “Black Paris – Art and History of a Black Diaspora”. With Kerstin Pinther, Bettina von Lintig and Sigrid Horsch-Albert. Iwalewa Haus, Bayreuth. Funded by the Federal Foundation for Culture in Halle (Kulturstiftung des Bundes).|