Susanna Jorek

Universität Leipzig

During my master in African Studies at the HU Berlin, I focused on postcolonial theory and the Black diaspora and developed a taste for African and Black diasporic literature and other forms of cultural expression. I am interested in understanding different perspectives and how marginalized experiences challenge dominant narratives and interpretation. For my PhD I am researching how a museum opens to underrepresented groups, and how this changes the institution. I have conducted field work in Bristol and will also analyse the toppling of the Edward Colston statue, as a symbol of dominant heritage and its contestation, temporarily displayed in the museum.


Jorek, Susanna (2022): Rezension zu: Florvil, Tiffany Nicole: Mobilizing Black Germany. Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement. Urbana 2020: in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 07.01.22.

Jorek, Susanna; White, Finn (2021): Doing the Work: Exploring Black History in Bristol Museums. In Museological Review 25.