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.
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Steering Committee Member, Coalition of Women in German (2015 - Present)
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)
- Silence as an Interlocutor in the Diaspora: Olumide Popoola's this is not about sadness OPEN CULTURAL STUDIES 2019; 3 (1): 256–63
- Awkward Politics: Technologies of Popfeminist Activism (Book Review) UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO QUARTERLY 2018; 87 (3): 434–35