Hannah Voegele

Hannah Voegele

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I am interested in the way in which modern property relations violently shape lives and relationships and how to move beyond that - as a political project not just an intellectual exercise. This includes research into how to theorise history and how to historize the present.

In my dissertation I look at property’s violence, i.e. how property materializes in and through our (gendered, sexualised and racialised) relationships with others, ourselves and our bodies, – and try to excavate (imagined) alternatives. Therefore, I look at the continuities of historical regimes of property. Here, ownership struggles in colonial capitalism are central; more specifically in my case, constellations of property and kinship in German colonial (after)lives. The role of colonial intervention in sexuality, family and inheritance structures in the context of dispossession and propertisation brings out (struggles around) articulations of race, gender and class and the properties of body and nation(/state-building). Thus, I am interested in how the past lives on and how we might (fight to) live differently in the now.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Political Theory

Award Date: 17 Jul 2018

Bachelor, Politics and Public Administration, University of Konstanz

Award Date: 15 Mar 2015


  • JC Political theory
  • property
  • violence
  • sexuality
  • propriety
  • anti-colonialism
  • abolition
  • social reproduction
  • B Philosophy (General)
  • feminism
  • critical theory
  • history


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