8. - 11. April 2021

Health, Racism and Colonial Continuities

Digital 4-Day Spring School


Explore the interlinkages between health, racism and colonial continuities with focus on research and activism in Germany

Discussions on the interconnections between health, racism and colonial continuities are getting increasing awareness in the anglophone world. In Germany however, although a long tradition of practitioners and researchers exist, visible and academic spaces where they can engage with the role of colonial trajectories and racism in the German health sector are lacking.

With our 4-day spring school we want to address this gap by addressing the interlinkages of health, racism and colonial continuities with focus on the nexus between research and activism. We aim to bring together in a transdisciplinary manner professionals, researchers, students, activists and artists in order to bundle existing knowledge, generate discussion, raise awareness, identify research gaps and encourage new research and teaching on health, racism and colonial continuities within health research and practice.

We welcome you to join us in this journey - to create spaces, to develop networks and to reflect and strive towards decolonised and antiracist health, research and education.

The spring school will be held in English and/or German, working knowledge of both languages is recommended.


  • Madelaine Batke, Pauline Meurer, Sophie Gepp, Franziska Grimm, Armanda Serwah, Global Health AG
  • Darius Savelsberg
  • Luis Aue, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Angela Schuster, Institut für Allgemeinmedizin, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Marie Bolster, Institut für Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsökonomie, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Funded by the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)