Prof. Dr. Henriette Gunkel

Lehrstuhl für Transformationen audiovisueller Medien unter der besonderen Berücksichtigung von Gender und Queer Theory

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Raum: GB 1/134
Telefon: 0234 32-25073
E-Mail: Henriette.Gunkel@rub.de

Sekretariat: Petra Köhne

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Previous Appointments

Year fromYear toAppointment
09/2019 Professorin am Institut für Medienwissenschaft der Ruhr-Universität Bochum 
09/201408/2019Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths College, University of London
09/201409/2016Project Leader of Subproject 4: Concepts of Future in MediaSpaces, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
08/201308/2014Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
09/201311/2013Visiting Scholar at the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, New York
04/201307/2013Temporary Professorship in Anglophone and African Literature at the University of Bayreuth and Associate Researcher, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
02/201303/2013Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
since 2013 Associated Senior Fellow, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), Bayreuth University, Germany
02/201102/2013Postdoctoral Research Fellow, BIGSAS, University of Bayreuth, Germany
10/201002/2011Associate Lecturer, MA Intercultural Anglophone Studies, University of Bayreuth, Germany
02/200809/2010Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Fort Hare, South Africa
09/200701/2008Associate Lecturer and Tutor, School of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK

Qualifications

      Date          Title of award             Subject                  Awarding body
2007PhDCultural StudiesSchool of Social Sciences, Media and Cultural Studies, University of East London, UK
2000Post-graduate degreeTherapeutical Pedagogy [Diplom-Heilpädagogik]Institute for Educational Science, University of Cologne, Germany

Current Research Projects

• Book Project “Alien Time”

Membership of Editorial Boards

Editorial Board member of the online journal Body Politics (first issue launched in January 2013, funded by the German Research Foundation for the first three years): http://bodypolitics.de/en

International Advisory Board member of darkmatter. in the ruins of imperial culture, an international peer-reviewed online journal (ISSN 2041-3254): http://www.darkmatter101.org/site

List of Publications

Single-Authored:

The Cultural Politics of Female Sexuality in South Africa. New York, London: Routledge. 2010. [1st edition sold out; currently print on demand. Paperback published July 2011]. ISBN: 978-0415872690.

Co-Authored:

Gunkel, H. and A. Hameed. Visual Cultures as … Time Travel. Berlin: Sternberg Press. (forthcoming 2020).

Edited Volumes:

Gunkel, H. and k. lynch (eds.) We Travel the Space Way: Black Imagination, Fragments and Diffraction. Bielefeld: Transcript. 2019.

Gunkel, H., A. Hameed and S. O’Sullivan (eds.) Futures & Fictions. London: Repeater. 2017. ISBN: 9781910924631. [Nominated for the 2018 Infinity Award, International Center of Photography/NYC]

Gunkel, H., Z. Matebeni and C. Raissiguier (eds.) ‘In Movement: Women in Africa and the African Diaspora.’ Special Issue for JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. 2015ISSN: 1530-5686.

Gunkel, H. and O. Stieglitz (eds.) ‘Sport und Körper’ [Sport and the Body]. Special Issue for the Online Journal Body Politics – Zeitschrift für Körpergeschichte (http://bodypolitics.de/en). 2014. ISSN 2196-4793.

Gunkel, H., M. Annas and A. Busch (eds.) Frieda Grafe. 30 Filme. Issue 1. Berlin: Brinkman & Bose. 2013. ISBN: 978-3940048165.

Gunkel, H., M. Annas and A. Busch (eds.) Frieda Grafe. 30 Filme. Issue 2. Berlin: Brinkman & Bose. 2013. ISBN: 978-3940048172.

Gunkel, H., M. Annas and A. Busch (eds.) Frieda Grafe. 30 Filme. Issue 3. Berlin: Brinkman & Bose. 2013. ISBN: 978-3940048189.

Gunkel, H., C. Nigianni and F. Söderbäck (eds.) Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. ISBN: 978-0230118317.

Körper in den Kulturwissenschaften (ed.) What can a body do? Praktiken und Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften [What can a body do? Practices and Figurations of the Body within Cultural Studies]. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus. 2012. ISBN: 978-3593396415

Gunkel, H. and B. Pitcher (eds.) ‘Racism in the Closet: Interrogating Postcolonial Sexuality’, the third-themed issue of darkmatter. in the ruins of imperial culture (http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/category/issues/3-post-colonial-sexuality). 2008. ISSN 2041-3254.

Chapters in books/edited works

Gunkel, H. ‘Erinnerungen an die Zukunft: zur Frage von Zeit in einem Kosmopolitischen Kino.’ In: Christen, M. and K. Rothemund (eds.) Cosmopolitan Cinema. Kunst und Politik in der Zweiten Moderne. Marburg: Schüren Verlag. 2019.

Gunkel, H. ‘Alienation, Fictioning, and Queer Discontent.’ In: Gunkel, H. and k. lynch (eds.) We Travel the Space Ways: Black Imagination, Fragments and Diffraction. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag. 2019.

Gunkel, H. ‘Rückwärts in Richtung Queerer Zukunft.’ In: Brunow, D. and S. Dickel (eds.) Queer Cinema. Mainz: testcard. beiträge zur popgeschichte. ISBN 978-3-95575-091-6. 2018.

Gunkel, H., A. Hameed and S. O’Sullivan. ‘Futures and Fictions: A Conversation between Henriette Gunkel, Ayesha Hameed and Simon O’Sullivan.’ In: Gunkel, H.; A. Hameed and S. O’Sullivan (eds.) Futures & Fictions. London: Repeater. 2017. Pp. 1-20. ISBN: 9781910924631.

Gunkel, H. and D. Kojo Schrade. ‘Scavenging the Future of the Archive: A Conversation between Daniel Kojo Schrade and Henriette Gunkel.’ In: Gunkel, H.; A. Hameed and S. O’Sullivan (eds.) Futures & Fictions. London: Repeater. 2017. Pp. 193-211. ISBN: 9781910924631.

Gunkel, H. ‘“We’ve been to the moon and back” – das afrofuturistische Partikulare im universalisierten Imaginären’ [‘We’ve been to the moon and back’ – afrofuturist particularism within the universal imaginary]. In: Bergermann, U. and N. Heidenreich (eds.) total. Universalismen und Partikularismus in postkolonialer Medientheorie. Berlin: Transcript. 2015. Pp. 149-162. ISBN 978-3-8376-2766-4.

Reprinted in: P. Kabo Koepsell (ed.) The Afropean Contemporary. Literatur- und Gesellschaftsmagazin: Berlin. 2015. Pp. 77-87. ISBN: 978-3844283266.

Gunkel, H. and D. Kojo Schrade. ‘Afronauts: A Conversation about Spaces In-Between.’ In: A. Busch and A. 

Franke (eds.) After Year Zero. Berlin: Haus der Kulturen der Welt. 2015. Pp. 216-217. ISBN: 978-83-64177-25-5

Gunkel, H., E. Haschemi Yekani, B. Michaelis und A. Michaelsen. ‘Anrufung und Affekt. Ein Gesprächstext über 

(Anti-)Rassismus und queere Gefühle.’ In: K. von Bose, U. Klöppel, K. Köppert, K. Michalski & P. Treusch (eds.) 

is for Impasse. Affektive Queerverbindungen in Theorie_Aktivismus_Kunst, Berlin: b_books. 2015. Pp. 101-116. 

ISBN: 978-3942214216.

Gunkel, H. ‘Distorted Processes of Becoming.’ In: T. Beyer, T. Burkhalter, H. Liechti (eds) Seismographic 

Sounds. Visions of a New World. Bern: Norient. Pp. 376-377. 2015. ISBN: 978-3-9524496-0-8.

Gunkel, H. and E. Haschemi Yekani. ‘Tribute to José Esteban Muñoz.’ In: J. Fernández, D. Gallo González and V. Zink (eds.) W(h)ither Identity. Positioning the Self and Transforming the Social. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag. 2015. Pp. 67-70. ISBN: 978-3-86821-637-0.

Gunkel, H. and M. Annas. ‘An Act of Citizenship – Mozambican Films from Kuxa-Kanema to a Cinema of Resistance.’ In: Schuhmann, A. and J. Mistry (eds.) African Women in Film. Pretoria: Unisa Press. 2015. Pp. 148-160. ISBN: 978-1-86814-856-1.

Gunkel, H. ‘Spiegelungen von color bars? Keller in Südafrika, 1951’ [Reflections of the color bars? Keller in South Africa, 1951]. In: Bergermann, U. (ed.) Disability trouble. Ästhetik und Bildpolitik bei Helen Keller. Berlin: b_books, as part of the series PolyPen. 2013. Pp. 309-317. ISBN: 978-3942214094.

Gunkel, H. ‘Désiré.’ In: Annas, M., A. Busch and H. Gunkel (eds.) Frieda Grafe. 30 Filme. Issue 3, Berlin: Brinkman & Bose. 2013. Pp. 177-181. ISBN: 978-3940048189.

Gunkel, H. ‘Introduction: A Politics of Visibility.’ In: Gunkel, H., C. Ngianni and F. Söderbäck (eds.) Undutiful Daughters: New Directions in Feminist Thought and Practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2012. Pp. 129-140. ISBN: 978-0230118317.

Gunkel, H. and E. Haschemi Yekani. ‘Praxis (Sich-)Fortbewegen’ [Practice: To Move (Forward)]. In: Körper in den Kulturwissenschaften (ed.) What can a body do? Praktiken und Figurationen des Kör pers in den Kulturwissenschaften. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus, Praktiken. 2012. Pp. 57-69. ISBN: 978-3593396415.

Gunkel, H. and O. Stieglitz. ‘Praxis Sex Machen/Sex Haben’ [Practice: To Make/To Have Sex]. In: Körper in den Kulturwissenschaften (ed.) What can a body do? Praktiken und Figurationen des Körpers in den Kulturwissenschaften. Frankfurt am Main/New York: Campus, Praktiken. 2012. Pp. 97-110. ISBN: 978-3593396415. 

Gunkel, H. ‘“…after a short illness” – Vom Umgang mit Tod und dem Status der eigenen Endlichkeit im Kontext Südafrikas’ [“..after a short illness” – Some Reflections on death and the status of one’s own eternity in the context of South Africa]. In: Polar 10: Tod und Gesellschaft. Berlin: Campus Verlag. 2011. Pp. 57-61. ISBN: 9783593394183.

Gunkel, H. ‘“What do we see when we look at ourselves?” – Visual dissidence towards (post)colonial sex/gender organisations within post-apartheid South African culture.” In: Rocchi, Jean-Paul (ed.) Dissidences et Identités Plurielles. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy. 2008. Pp. 160-185. ISBN: 978-2-86480-899-2.

Papers/articles/letters in journals or newsletters

Gunkel, H., Z. Matebeni and C. Raissiguier. ‘Introduction: In Movement: Women in Africa and the African Diaspora.’ In: JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. 2015. Pp. 1-18. ISSN: 1530-5686.

Gunkel, H. and Olaf Stieglitz. ‘Verqueerte Laufwege – Sport & Körper in Geschichtswissenschaften und Cultural Studies.’ In: Body Politics 2, Heft 3. 2014. Pp. 5-20. ISSN: 2196-4793.

Gunkel, H. and D. Kojo Schrade. ‘Afronauts: Malerei aus dem Zwischenraum.’ In: Malmoe, No. 69. 20.12.2014. Available online: http://malmoe.org/artikel/erlebnispark/2889.

Gunkel, H. ‘The Politics of Appearance in Global Petitions – Some Reflections on Postcolonial Homophobia, Local Interventions and Queer Solidarity Online.’ In: African Studies Review, No. 56/02. Pp 67-81. 2013. ISSN: 0002-0206.

Gunkel, H. ‘Queer Times Indeed? Südafrikas Reaktionen auf die mediale Inszenierung der 800Meter Läuferin Caster Semenya.’ In: Feministische Studien, No. 1, 2012. 2012. Pp. 44-52. ISSN: 0723-5186

Gunkel, H. ‘Re/Positioning African Media Studies. Die Herausforderung, Postkolonialität und Medialität zusammenzudenken’ [Re/Positioning African Media Studies. The Challenge of thinking Postcoloniality within Media Studies]. In: Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaf, No. 4. 2011. Pp. 198-203. ISSN: 1869-1722.

Gunkel, H. ‘“I myself had a sweetie…” – Re-thinking female same-sex intimacy beyond the institution of marriage and identity politics.’ In: Social Dynamics. A Journal of African Studies. Published by Routledge, in association with the Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town. No. 36/3.2010. Pp. 497-512. ISSN: 0253-3952.

Gunkel, H. and C. König ‘“You are not welcome here”: Post-Apartheid Negrophobia and Real Aliens in Blomkamp’s District 9.’ In: darkmatter. in the ruins of imperial culture, No. 7. 7 February 2010. Available online: http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2010/02/07/you-are-not-welcome-here. ISSN: 2041-3254.

Gunkel, H. ‘“What’s identity got to do with it?” – Thinking Intimacy beyond Heterosexuality and Kinship in Contemporary South Africa.’ In: NORA – Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research. Published by Routledge, No. 17/3. 2009. Pp. 206-221. ISSN: 0803-8740.

Gunkel, H. ‘Through the post-colonial eyes: images of female same-sex intimacy in contemporary South Africa.’ In: Special Issue of the Journal for Lesbian Studies on ‘The Lesbian Image in International Popular Culture’, No. 13/1. 2009. Pp. 77-87. ISSN: 1064-2684.

Republished in: ‘Through the post-colonial eyes: images of female same-sex intimacy in contemporary South Africa.’ In: Cooper, Sara E. (ed.) Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture. London and New York: Routledge. 2009. Pp. 73-83. ISBN: 9780415845601.

Gunkel, H. and B. Pitcher. ‘Editorial: Racism in the Closet – Interrogating Postcolonial Sexuality.’ In: darkmatter. in the ruins of imperial culture, No. 3. 2 May 2008. Available online: http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2008/05/02/racism-in-the-closet-interrogating-postcolonial-sexuality/. ISSN: 2041-3254.

Gunkel, H. and B. Pitcher. ‘Q&A with Jasbir Puar.’ In: darkmatter. in the ruins of imperial culture, No.3. 2.5.2008. Available online: http://www.darkmatter101.org/site/2008/05/02/qa-with-jasbir-puar/. ISSN: 2041-3254.

Gunkel, H. ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ In: analyse&kritik. Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis, No. 503. 17.2.2006. Available online: https://www.akweb.de/ak_s/ak503/33.htm. ISSN: 0945-1153.

Gunkel, H. ‘I’m a legal lesbian in Joburg.’ In: Gigi, Zeitschrift für sexuelle Emanzipation, No. 40. 2005.

Gunkel, H. ‘Schwarze Körper Weißer Herren’ [Black Bodies White Men]. In: Gigi, Zeitschrift für sexuelle Emanzipation, No. 27. 2003.

Gunkel, H. ‘Spiegelbild der Gesellschaft. Geschlechtsspezifische Gewalt in Südafrika’ [The Mirror Image of Society. Gender-based Violence in South Africa]. In: iz3w – blätter des informationszentrums 3. Welt, No. 270. July/ August 2003. Pp. 36-37. ISSN: 1614–0095.

Gunkel, H. ‘Schwarze Feminismen. Afrikanische Wissenschaftlerinnen diskutieren über Womanism’ [Black Feminisms. African Scholars discuss Womanism]. In: iz3w – blätter des informationszentrums 3. Welt, No. 264. October 2002. Pp. 36-37. ISSN: 1614-0095.