Tina Campt

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Professor
Tina M. 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]

In Image Matters (2012), Campt investigates the identity of the African Diaspora through photography, specifically focusing on black families in Germany and England in the early to mid- twentieth century. Campt reevaluates everyday photography and family portraiture, placing a particular emphasis on family, gender, and sexuality. Using postcolonial and identity theory as well as an exploration of agency, she exposes intrinsic relationships in readings of photography.

Writing[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tina Campt". barnard.edu. 
  2. ^ "Campus announces new major in German studies". ucsc.edu. 
  3. ^ Children of World War II by Kjersti Ericsson and Eva Simonsen, Berg 2005
  4. ^ Review article by Kader Konuk in German Politics and Society, Vol. 22, 2004
  5. ^ .uni-koeln.de/abject/review_frackman.html Review: Tina Campt. Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich by Kyle Frackman, University of Massachusetts, USA
  6. ^ "Recommended Reading". barnard.edu. 
  7. ^ http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/research/centres/mdcsn/conferences/keynotespeakersabstracts/tinacampt/
  8. ^ Thomas, Deborah A.; Campt, Tina M. (2006). "Diasporic Hegemonies: Slavery, Memory, and Genealogies of Diaspora". Transforming Anthropology. 14 (2): 163–172. doi:10.1525/tran.2006.14.2.163. 
  9. ^ http://www.asc.upenn.edu/news/Calendar.aspx?id=501
  10. ^ "NEH 2005 Syllabus Week Four". umass.edu. 
  11. ^ Amazon.com: Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender, and Memory in the Third Reich (Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany) (9780472031382): Tina Marie Campt: Books. amazon.com. ASIN 0472031384.