Dr. Klemens Wedekind

Klemens Wedekind completed his master's degree at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen in 2009 with a colonial and scientific thesis on the cattle plague of 1897 in German Southwest Africa (supervisor: Prof. Habermas). Klemens Wedekind was subsequently responsible for controlling tuition fees at the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Göttingen until 2012. From 2012 to 2013 he received a doctoral fellowship from the Historisch Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungszentrum (HKFZ) of the University of Trier. Between 2013 and 2017 he was a research assistant at the Chair of International History at the University of Trier. In the summer of 2017 he defended his dissertation entitled: „Impfe und herrsche. Veterinärmedizin und Herrschaft im kolonialen Namibia zwischen 1887 und 1929“. In this project, the production and application of veterinary knowledge in the context of the establishment of colonial rule is examined from a transnational perspective. From August 2017 to March 2018 he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the International Research Training Group 1864 Diversity. His current research project deals with the socio-political debates on security and risk in relation to AIDS/HIV in the USA, Germany and South Africa since 1980.