PD Dr. Silke Hensel

Summer Semester 2004

Silke Hensel is Professor of Non-European History at the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) and works on issues of migration, racism, the inclusion and exclusion of minorities, as well as the development of collective identities on the basis of ethnic demarcations. In her research, Hensel demonstrates that collectivities such as nations or ethnic groups do not rest upon an always already existing being, but rather develop historically and undergo constant transformation.