Auma, Maisha-Maureen

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Auma, Maisha-Maureen Gender: F
Maisha-Maureen Eggers
born on 15 June 1973 at 12:58 (= 12:58 PM )
Place Kisumu, Kenya, 0s06, 34e45
Timezone EAT h3e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°09' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°22 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°36'

Maisha-Maureen Auma (2018)
photo: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung from Berlin, Deutschland, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Kenyan-born German university professor in the field of diversity studies, she completed her PhD at the University of Kiel in 2005 having earned a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

From 2005 to 2006 she worked as a lecturer at Humboldt University in Berlin. She taught at the Faculty of Philosophy in the field of gender studies, where she continued to work as a research assistant in the following two years. Maisha-Maureen Auma has been Professor of Childhood and Difference (Diversity Studies) at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences since 2008.

Her books include Mythen, Masken und Subjekte: kritische Weißseinsforschung in Deutschland (2005, 2009), Rassifizierung und kindliches Machtempfinden: wie schwarze und weiße Kinder rassifizierte Machtdifferenz verhandeln auf der Ebene von Identität (2005) and Rassismus: Eine Definition für die Alltagspraxis (2018).

These titles translate into English as Myths, masks and subjects: critical whiteness research in Germany, Racialization and childlike perception of power: how black and white children negotiate racial power differences on the level of identity and Racism: A Definition for Everyday Practice.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her in May Ayim Award: erster internationaler schwarzer deutscher Literaturpreis 2004, Volume 1 edited by Peggy Piesche (Orlanda, 2004), page 56: "Ich wurde am Freitag den 15. Juni 1973 um 12.58 Uhr im Lake Nursing Home geboren." (Translation: I was born on Friday 15 June 1973 at 12:58 p.m. at the Lake Nursing Home).


  • Traits : Body : Race (Black, Kenyan)
  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Grant, Scholarship, etc.
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Ethnologist
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Gender Studies
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Sociologist
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction