Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni

Transnational Advocacy: Abolitionist Theater in 18 th Century Germany

Obenewaa Oduro-Opuni is a PhD candidate at Arizona State University in International Letters and Cultures. She received her Master’s in German Language and Literature at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with thesis work focusing on the representation of Africa, Africans and Black Germans in four selected texts from different time periods of German literature, from medieval to contemporary literature. Her dissertation weighs in on current debates about race and nation by investigating transnational black resistance movements in various German contexts from the 18 th to the 21 st century, to bring to the fore differences, commonalities, and continuities by investigating abolitionism, the Afro-German Women’s movement (80s-90s), and Black Lives Matter Berlin regarding black advocacy and self-representation