Priscilla Layne

Priscilla Layne

Associate Professor of German

Priscilla Layne is Associate Professor of German and Adjunct Associate Professor of African, African American and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the Vice President of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). She received her PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research and teaching draws on postcolonial studies, gender studies and critical race theory to address topics like representations of Blackness in literature and film, rebellion, and the concept of the Other in science fiction/fantasy.  In addition to her work on representations of Blackness in German culture, she has also published essays on Turkish German culture, translation, punk and film. She is the author of White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of African American Culture and her current book project is on Afro-German Afrofuturism.  

Office Location: 
Dey Hall 424

Home Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Specializatons: 
  • Critical Race Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Music and Sound
  • Turkish German and Afro German
  • Gender Studies
  • Film, Media and Visual Studies
  • GDR
  • Twentieth Century
  • Twenty First Century
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