Dr. Madeline J. Bass

Curriculum Vitae

Madeline J. Bass is a post-doctoral research fellow in Dr. Johanna Lukate’s Minerva Fast Track Research Group on Migration, Identity, and Blackness in Europe. Madeline holds a PhD. from the MOVES European Joint Doctorate (a Horizon 2020/ Marie Skłodowska-Curie Program), awarded by the Freie Unviersität Berlin and the University of Kent. She earned her M.S. in Sociology with Portland State University and the Peace Corps Master’s International program, living and working for 3 years in Western Oromia. Madeline’s research sits at the intersection of Black Studies & Critical Indigenous Studies, while also engaging with theories & methodologies from across the social sciences.

Research project


Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Bass, M. (2024). Summer (somewhere) in the city. Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies, OnlineFirst, 1-2. Link

Bass, M. (2023). Hiriira Spatiotemporalities: Mapping Oromo Women’s Liberation in Post-Imperial Berlin. Antipode, 55(1), 49–69. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12891

Bass, M. (2022). Answering the Call: Disrupting the Logics of Capitalism Through Indigenous Economies. Emancipations: A Journal of Critical Social Analysis, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.54718/OCVB5201

Bass, M. J. (2020). “Resistance is our Culture”: An Archival Exploration of Oromo Diaspora Organizing. Displaced Voices: A Journal of Migration, Archives and Cultural Heritage, 1(1), 72–75.

Bass, M. J., Córdoba, D., & Teunissen, P. (2020). (Re)Searching with Imperial Eyes: Collective Self-Inquiry as a Tool for Transformative Migration Studies. Social Inclusion, 8(4), 147–156. https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i4.3363

Contributions to a Collected Edition

Bass, M. J., Davis, C., Nedsreal, N., & Walendom, L. (2023). Why all the Black Women Sit Together on the U-Bahn? Black Femme Resistance in Germany. In S. Chatterjee & P.-H. Lee (Eds.), Plural Feminisms: Navigating Resistance as Everyday Praxis (pp. 59–74). London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Bass, M. J. (2021). Oromo Women in the Afterlives of Empire; Hybrid Resistance. In M. Gravari-Barbas & I. Stanković (Eds.), Proceedings of the Una Europa Workshop on “Cultural Heritage”- Heritage Hybridisations: Concepts, Scales and Space (pp. 59–62). Paris.

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