Bio


Jamele Watkins researches and teaches on issues of race and gender in contemporary German performance, film, and literature (broadly speaking). She is currently working on a book project that focuses on Black internationalism and the solidarity campaigns for Angela Davis in the GDR. She completed her doctoral studies in German at UMass Amherst with the completion of dissertation, “The Drama of Race.” She has also studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg.

Academic Appointments


  • Instructor, Physical Education and Recreation

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Steering Committee Member, Coalition of Women in German (2015 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Nevada Las Vegas (2005)
  • Master of Arts, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2010)

2018-19 Courses


All Publications