Project Description


Peggy Piesche

Senior advisor for diversity, intersectionality and decoloniality, Federal Agency for Civic Education, Berlin

Peggy Piesche is a literary and Cultural Studies scholar whose work is centered in Black European Studies, and a senior policy advisor on intersectionality, diversity and decoloniality at the bpb in Berlin. Born and raised in the GDR, Piesche studied in East and West Germany and Russia. She taught at the Utrecht University/Netherlands and held visiting positions for German, Women’s and Africana Studies in the USA. She has published about racialized and Black Images (imagery), colonial history and collective memories. She is co-founder of the interdisciplinary research project BEST – “Black Europe: History of a Forgotten Continent”. She is also an activist with ADEFRA (Black Women in Germany).