Dr. Sabine KimAbteilung Banerjee
In addition to my research and teaching, I am managing editor with the Journal of Transnational American Studies.
I am currently exploring some of my interests in two research projects. In the first project on the transnational travels of African Americans in the nineteenth century, I look at how the affectivities and mobilities of journeying might relate to the cultural work of remembering slavery. In this context, I make the argument that the transatlantic tours of the Fisk Jubilee Singers can be understood as a way of remembering the Middle Passage through retracing it, while also addressing its legacy by reversing the passage and travelling from the New World to the Old. In a second project, I examine the close connections between wealth and waste.
I teach a range of courses including cultural studies, academic writing, and undergraduate and graduate seminars. Here is a list of recent courses:
- Animals: Encounters with the More than Human
- Eat! Drink! Consume! Moral Economies of Contemporary Cultures in Canada
- Gardens and Cities