5 July 2021

New affiliation

We are happy to announce a new affiliation to the project.

Karina Turmann is a doctoral candidate at the Department of History, Philipps-Universität Marburg, and a research assistant at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre “Dynamics of Security. Types of Securitization from a Historical Perspective”. She is part of the subproject “Security and Empire. Dynamics of Securitization in Colonial Spaces of the British Empire, 1780–1920”, which analyses notions of and approaches to (in-)securities to understand the formation and transformation of governance, ruling and ordering in the British colonies. In her dissertation, she investigates how colonial medical knowledge in the Lesser Antilles produced racialised ideas about the human body that were instrumentalised to justify slavery and the slave trade.

We are looking forward to collaborating with her.