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Lena Dallywater
Leibniz-Institut für Länderkunde
Schongauerstr. 9
04328 Leipzig

T. +49 341 600 55-266

Lena Dallywater, M.A

Coordinator of the Leibniz ScienceCampus Eastern Europe – Global Area

Short CV


Since 10/2016 at the IfL

Since 04/2013: PhD candidate, Graduate School Global and Area Studies, Research Academy Leipzig

05/2011 – 10/2016: Coordinator, DFG Priority Programme 1448 "Adaptation and Creativity in Africa" (SPP 1448)

04/2011 – 10/2016: Research Programme Coordinator at the Global and European Studies Institute (GESI) and at the Centre for Area Studies (CAS) at Leipzig University

2011: M. A. in Communication and Media Studies and Cultural Studies

9/2009 – 12/2009: Internship at the Public Relations and Press department, Philipp Reclam jun. GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart

2008 – 2011: Student Assistant, Global and European Studies Institute (GESI), Leipzig Centre for the History and Culture of East Central Europe (GWZO) and Center for Area Studies (CAS), Leipzig

2005 – 2011: Communication and Media Studies and Cultural Studies at Leipzig University and The Hague University

2004 – 2005: Office Assistant, "Corporate Communications - Media and Public Relations" department, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

2002 – 2004: Apprenticeship as Administrative Assistant, Robert Bosch GmbH in cooperation with the Academy of Business Administration and Public Management (VWA), Stuttgart

Research interests


Intellectual History, African Philosophy, African Literature, Aesthetics, Black Arts Movement, Black Consciousness Movement
Regional Focus: South and West Africa, African diaspora in France and the USA



Journal articles

Dallywater, Lena (2020)

‘Black fire’ : conceptualisations of black liberation and engaged views of African and black aesthetics in the United States and South Africa

In: Third text, 34 (2020), 4-5: Decentring the genealogies of art activism, Seite 551-567

Book chapters

Dallywater, Lena (2022)

African intellectuals in processes of intercultural transfer

In: Intercultural transfers and processes of spatialization. - Leipzig: Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Seite 131-158

Dallywater, Lena / Saunders, Christopher C. / Fonseca, Helder Adegar (2019)

Southern African liberation movements and the global cold war 'East’: transnational activism 1960-1990 : introduction

In: Southern African liberation movements and the global cold war 'East’: transnational activism 1960-1990. - Berlin: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, Seite 5-24


Dallywater, Lena (2015)

The transnationality of aesthetics - philosophical conceptualizations in the tension field of universalism and culturalism

In: Transnational actors - crossing borders: transnational history studies. - Leipzig: Universitäts-Verlag. - (Transnationalisierung und Regionalisierung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart ; 8), Seite 143-154

Dallywater, Lena (2015)

In search of ‘African aesthetics’ : academic perspectives on art, culture and the African way of appreciating

In: African thoughts on colonial and neo-colonial worlds : facets of an intellectual history of Africa / Arno Sonderegger (ed.). - Berlin : Neofelis-Verlag, Seite 45-65

Dallywater, Lena (2012)

Tradition und Transformation : das Leipziger Verlagswesen nach Ende der Gutenberg-Galaxie

In: Kultur und Beruf in Europa / Isabella Löhr, Matthias Middell, Hannes Siegrist (Hg.). - Stuttgart : Steiner. - (Europäische Geschichte in Quellen und Essays ; Band 2), Seite 297-307

Monographs and edited volumes

Dallywater, Lena (Herausgeber/-in) / Saunders, Christopher C. (Herausgeber/-in) / Fonseca, Helder Adegar (Herausgeber/-in) (2019)

Southern African liberation movements and the global cold war 'East’ : transnational activism 1960-1990

Berlin, De Gruyter Oldenbourg. 300 Seiten


Sieveking, Nadine (Herausgeber/-in) / Dallywater, Lena (Herausgeber/-in) (2016)

Vital conjunctures revisited - gender in times of uncertainty

Leipzig ; Halle, DFG Priority Programme 1448 Adaptation and Creativity in Africa. 27 Seiten


Other publications

Dallywater, Lena / Moledo, Ana (2022)

Actors and archives on the move - studying mid-20th century black radicalism and anticolonial activism

In: Global dynamics : blog of the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics

Dallywater, Lena (2022)

Review: B.R. Byrd: The black republic

In: Connections : a journal for historians and area specialists

Dallywater, Lena (2011)

Potentialanalyse für ein Verlagsmuseum in Leipzig

Leipzig. XI, 213 Seiten