Tina Campt

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Tina Campt
Website barnard.edu/profiles/tina-campt

Tina Campt is Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Africana and Women's Studies at Barnard College.[1] Campt previous held faculty positions as a professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz and Women's Studies at Duke University.[2] Campt is the author of three books: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich [1], Image Matters: Archive Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe [2], and Listening to Images, forthcoming in 2015 from Duke University Press.

Campt was educated at Vassar College, receiving a BA in 1986. She then attended Cornell University, earning her MA in 1990 and her Ph.D. in 1996.

Campt has gained recognition for her approach to the history of Afro-Germans, which uses a postcolonial, feminist, and diasporic outlook that combines the methodology of an oral historian with that of an ethnographer.[3] In her book Other Germans, for instance, she uses the oral testimonies of two black Germans, Hans Hauck and Fasia Jansen.[4] This is regarded as a significant contribution to German Studies and Holocaust scholarship.[5]


  • Diasporic Hegemonies: Feminists Theorizing the African Diaspora, edited with Deborah Thomas, Feminist Review (2008)[6]
  • 'Black Folks Here and There: Diasporic Specificity and Relationality in Jacqueline Nassy Brown's Dropping Anchor, Setting Sail', Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography, vol. 39 no. 2 (March, 2007) .[7]
  • 'Diasporic Hegemonies - Slavery, Memory, and Genealogies of Diaspora: A Dialogue with Jacqueline Nassy Brown and Bayo Holsey', Transforming Anthropology, vol. 1 no. 2 (October, 2006), pp. 163–177 .[8]
  • 'Capturing the Black German Subject: Race, Photography, Archive', in Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics and Culture, edited by Sarah Lennox and Tobias Nagl (Submitted, 2006).[9]
  • '"Be Real Black for Me" - Diaspora, Difference and a Politics of Imagination', in Crossovers: African Americans in Germany, edited by Maria Diedrich, Larry Greene and Juergen Heinrichs (Submitted, 2006).[10]
  • Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and memory in the Third Reich, University of Michigan Press, 2005[11]