Eric Otieno is a scholar, writer & facilitator. He is currently a Dr. rer. pol candidate at the Department of Development and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Kassel, Germany following a B.A. in Sociology/Political Science (Frankfurt) and an M.A. in Global Political Economy (Kassel). Eric has vast professional experience in Development Policy, Global Governance and Human Rights, and has extensive networks spanning three continents in these fields. Apart from being a senior fellow of the Africa Good Governance Network, he served in the COP23 climate conference taskforce at the Federal Ministry of Environment of Germany and as a liason officer during the German G20 Presidency in 2017. In Human Rights, Eric facilitated and co-hosted the Frankfurt Town-hall meeting with the UN Panel of Experts on People of African Descent (UNWGEPAD) during their first ever visit to Germany in February 2017. Previously, he participated in the the transatlantic exchange programme of the American Institute for contemporary German Studies, Washington D.C. Accross the board, Eric’s work explores the intersections of civil participation, social justice, politics, the economy and contemporary art and culture. He is an organizer with Kassel Postkolonial, a decolonial memory project which took part in the “Parliament of Bodies” at documenta 14, and a contributing writer for various online/print publications.
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Kassel Postkolonial is a local decolonial memory project that offers a new perspective on history, globalization & and contemporary life in the German city of Kassel.
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2016
In the essays, the Fellows write about their experiences in the John Lewis program, delving into personal aspects of their own identities – such as national, ethnic, gender, racial or religious – and reveal ways in which participation in the program has shaped their personal outlooks.
John Lewis Fellowship 2016 | Final Essay