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Prof. Dr. Simon Dickel

Professor , Campus Welterbe Zollverein, Quartier Nord, Fakultät 4, Folkwang University of the Arts

Network Professorship

Gender and Diversity in Research and Teaching

Focus of Work

Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, Phenomenology, African American Studies, Literary Studies, Film Studies

Publications (selection)


  • Black/Gay: The Harlem Renaissance, the Protest Era, and Constructions of Black Gay Identity in the 1980s and 90s. Berlin: LIT and East Lansing: Michigan State UP, 2011.


  • Queer Cinema. Mainz: Ventil, 2018 (Hg. gemeinsam mit Dagmar Brunow).After the Storm: The Cultural Politics of Hurricane Katrina. Bielefeld:
  • Transcript, 2015 (Hg. gemeinsam mit Evangelia Kindinger).


  • Racial Seeing and Sexual Desire: 1 Berlin Harlem and Auf den Zweiten Blick”. A Golden Age for Queer Sexual Politics? Lesbian and Gay Literature and Film in 1970s Germany. Hg. Afken, Janine und Benedikt Wolf. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan(2019, gemeinsam mit Anne Potjans).
  • „Phenomenology and the Memoirs of Stephen Kuusisto.” Symbolism 18 (2018): 43–62.„An Affinity for the Lumpen: Homelessness in Samuel R. Delany's Bread and Wine and The Mad Man”. African American Review 48 (3): 2015. 289 –304 (gemeinsam mit Michael Bucher).
  • „Between Mumblecore and Post-Black Aesthetics: Barry Jenkins's Medicine for Melancholy”. Understanding Blackness through Performance: Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity. Hg. Anne Cremieux, Xavier Lemoine und Jean-Paul Rocchi. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 109-123


Social Sciences