Louisa Klaßen

Germany

HIA Program:

Germany Germany 2015

Bio:

Louisa serves as a Program Coordinator at Humanity in Action Germany. She previously worked as a freelance pedagogue in the field of human rights education and is currently finishing her Master in Social Work and Human Rights at the Alice Salomon School for Applied Sciences in Berlin. Growing up in Italy, France and Germany has marked Louisa's interest for studying and understanding societies. She completed her undergraduate Liberal Arts and Sciences degree at University College Maastricht, focusing on Sociology, Art and Philosophy. She wrote her thesis about queer feminist hip hop and pedagogy and she attempts to use hip hop as a tool of activism and criticism within her pedagogical work ever since. Issues concerning race, class, sexuality and gender have been at the forefront of her professional life and of her personal interests. Her work as a freelance pedagogue was sparked during a two year apprenticeship with the German UNESCO Commission.In that respect she specialized in intersectional, anti-racist and queer pedagogy. Louisa further participated in educational trainings by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and has thus another specialization in alternative youth education. She has been an intern and volunteer within the autonomous feminist NGO agisra e.V. based in Cologne, an organization lobbying for female refugees and female migrants on a regional, national and international level. Louisa is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (Berlin Fellowship 2015).
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