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Leonor Faber-Jonker

PhD candidate / self funded

Name
L.A. Faber-Jonker MA
Telephone
+31 71 527 2727
E-mail
l.a.jonkerr@asc.leidenuniv.nl

Leonor Faber-Jonker (1987) is a historian, author, and artist. She was the scientific curator of an exhibition on the Namibian genocide at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris (25 November 2016 - 12 March 2017), and currently works as research assistant of the project 'Connecting in Times of Duress' at the African History department of Leiden University.

More information about Leonor Faber-Jonker

Research

In her RMA thesis, Faber-Jonker used a material approach to analyze how human remains of victims of the Nama and Herero genocide acquired layers of meaning as trophies, anthropological specimens, museal objects, symbols, icons, evidence and ancestral remains. She is particularly interested in the role of material colonial heritage in European society, and in new methodological approaches to explore this heritage. Drawing on her curatorial experience and interdisciplinary background, she is also involved in projects that aim to bring such knowledge to a broader audience.  

Curriculum vitae

Leonor Faber-Jonker (1987) is a historian, author, and artist. She was the scientific curator of an exhibition on the Namibian genocide at the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris (25 November 2016 - 12 March 2017), and currently works as research assistant of the project 'Connecting in Times of Duress' at the African History department of Leiden University. In 2015 she graduated with honors from the research master Modern History at the University of Utrecht, with a thesis about the material practices surrounding skulls of victims of the genocide in German South-West Africa (1904-1908). Her thesis received a special mention from the jury of the African Thesis Award and is to be published by the African Studies Center Leiden. Outside the academic field she has published a.o. the book No Future Nu (2012) a cultural history of punk in The Netherlands.

PhD candidate / self funded

  • Afrika-Studiecentrum
  • Wetenschappelijke staf

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden

Contact

Publications

  • Buzzwolves Writings Freelance copywriter, journalist, auteur
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