Cassandra Ellerbe-Dück

Cassandra Ellerbe-Dück studied at the universities of Paris (VIII) in France, and the LMU in Munich, Germany (M.A). In 2006 she completed a PhD in Comparative Cultural Studies/Anthropology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. Cassandra has worked as a researcher in various cross-border EU funded projects, and was appointed by the University of Southampton, U.K. as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (2007-2010) for the EU Sixth Framework Project: SeFoNE “Searching for Neighbours: The Dynamics of Mental and Physical Border in the New Europe”: www.sefone.soton.ac.uk where she researched African diasporic networks in Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

Her research focuses on ethnography, cultural studies, Black European studies, gender, intersectional theory, social justice, migration& transnational studies, and diversity.

Cassandra is a certified diversity/intercultural communication trainer, board member of Eine Welt der Vielfalt e.V. Berlin (A World of Difference), academic Fellow at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (2013-2014) and network member of the Black Diaspora in Germany Scholars Project funded by the German Research Foundation: http://www.blackdiasporaandgermany.com.

Most recent publication: (C. Ellerbe-Dück & G. Wekker)  “Naming Ourselves as Black Women in Europe – An African American & Afro-Dutch Conversation” in (co-editors- Bolacki & Broeck) Audre Lorde’s Transnational Legacies 2015.