Nikita Dhawan is professor of Political Science and Gender Studies at the Justus Liebig University Giessen. Her research interest focuses on transnational feminism, global justice, human rights, democracy and decolonization. Her work analyzes the ambivalent legacy of the European Enlightenment for the postcolonial world and explores an alternative postcolonial-queer-feminist history of ideas of key concepts. In 2018 she curated Colonial Repercussions: Planetary Utopias – Hope, Desire, Imaginaries in a Post-Colonial World at the Academy of Arts in Berlin. Dhawan is one of the principal voices in the German-speaking academic postcolonial discourse.
As of November 2019