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Talks & Conferences


  • Digitising Heritage
    Organizer (with Dr Carsten Wergin) of an international workshop, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, October 2019 (Poster).
  • ›A White Australia Industry‹
    Nation-building, racism, and sugar cane

    Paper to be presented at the British Sociological Association's conference Food Systems & Society 2019 at Monash University, Prato (Italy), June 2019.
  • A Japanese Galen Down Under
    Dr Suzuki and the Intricacies of ›White Australia‹

    Paper presented at the conference »Australian Perspectives on Migration«, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, October 2018.
  • Whitening Sugar
    Culinary Inclusion and Exclusion in Australia

    Paper presented at the conference »Inclusion & Exclusion. Facets of a phenomenon in history and literature« (Panel: ›We and the Others‹), Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, June 2018.
  • »White Diver in Trouble«
    Racism and the Broome Pearling Industry

    Paper presented at the conference »Redefining Australia and New Zealand« at the University of Opole, Opole (Poland), November 2017.
  • »Making Black White«
    Sugar Consumption and Racial Unity in Australia

    Invited talk given as laureate at the award ceremony for the Dissertation Prize 2016 by the Association for Australian Studies at the conference »Nature and Environment«, University of Cologne, October 2016.
  • »The Burden of ›White‹ Sugar«
    Paper presented at the conference »Europe and Down Under. Bridging Gaps and Fostering Connections« at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznán (Poland), July 2016
  • Weißer Zucker?
    Die Produktion und Konsumtion von ›Weißsein‹ in Australien

    Talk given at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, November 2015, on the invitation of the Institutskolloquium
  • »Who are the Aborigines?«
    Western Images of Indigenous Australians

    Paper presented at the conference »The ›Intervention‹ and its Consequences«, University Bonn, October 2015.
  • »... for the advancement of science«
    Tommy Walker und das Elend der Anthropologie
    [Tommy Walker and the Poverty of Anthropology]
    Talk given for the Ethnographic Museum, University of Zurich, November 2014, on the invitation of Prof. Dr. Mareile Flitsch
  • Organizer (together with Nele Bastian) & Moderator of the event »Gender Theory from the Global South«, talk given by Prof. Dr. Raewyn Connell, Leuphana University Lüneburg, November 2014
  • ›White Sugar‹ against ›Yellow Peril‹
    Consuming for national identity and racial purity.

    Paper presented at the conference »Images of Whiteness. Exploring Critical Issues«. University of Oxford (Mansfield College), 12.-14. July 2011. Published in: On Whiteness, ed. by Nicky Falkof and Oliver Cashman-Brown. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press 2012, pp. 3-12.