Dr. Madeline J. Bass

Curriculum Vitae

Madeline J. Bass 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. She is joining the Institute to work with Dr. Johanna Lukate’s Minerva Fast Track Research Group on Migration, Identity, and Blackness in Europe. 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. (2022). “Hiriira Spatiotemporalities: Mapping Oromo Women’s Liberation in Post-Imperial Berlin.” Antipode, 55(1). Link

Bass, M. (2022). “Answering the call: rethinking the logics of capitalism through indigenous economies”. Emancipations Journal (Special Issue: Race and Capitalism), 2,2(2). Link

Bass, M., Teunissen, P., & Cordoba, D. (2020). “(Re)Searching with Imperial Eyes: Collective Self-Inquiry as a Tool for Transformative Migration Studies”. Social Inclusion, 8(4).  Link


Bass, M. (2021). Oromo Women in the Afterlives of Empire; Hybrid Resistance. Proceedings of the Una Europa Workshop on “Cultural Heritage”- Heritage Hybridisations: Concepts, Scales and Space, pp. 59-62. Link

Bass, M. (2020). “Resistance Is Our Culture”:  An Archival Exploration of Oromo Diaspora Organizing Displaced Voices: A Journal of Migration, Archives, & Cultural Heritage, 1(1), 72-75. Link

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