Katharina Oke

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Okt 2022-Feb 2025)


Katharina A. Oke studied Journalism and African Studies in Vienna. She obtained her PhD in African History / Global History in 2018 with a dissertation on print culture and the public sphere in colonial Lagos. She has been a lecturer in Modern African History at King’s College London and a postdoctoral researcher (Universitätsassistentin, post-doc) at the University of Graz. Currently, Katharina is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of Graz and the University of Ibadan, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Department III. She is working on her project "A History of 'Making Things' in West Africa, 1920–1980: Creating, Meaning Making, and Experience," which studies artisans and craftspeople in Accra and Lagos.

Current Projects

A History of "Making Things" in West Africa, 1920–1980

Completed Projects

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