Johanna M. Lukate

PhD Candidate in Psychology, University of Cambridge
Chapter Member: Connecticut SSN
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Lukate's research focuses on identity and group formation processes, intergroup relations, and the psychology of Black hair. Overarching themes in Lukate's writings include Black womanhood and Black bodily aesthetics in Europe. Lukate serves as Fox International Fellow 2017-18 at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University.


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Interviewed in "The Psychology of Black Hair," TedxCambridge University , March 1, 2018.


"Essay über das Verhältnis von Geschichte und Identität" in Crossover Geschichte – Historisches Bewusstsein Jugendlicher in der Einwanderungsgesellschaft, edited by B. Georgi, and R. Ohling (Körber-Stiftung, 2009).

Examines how, in an increasingly diverse society, history is an important tool for adolescents and adults to make sense of their place in society.

"Blackness Disrupts My Germanness: On Embodiedment and Questions of Identity and Belonging among Women of Colour in Germany" in To Exist Is To Resists: Black Feminism in Europe, edited by Akwugo Emejulu and Francesca Sobande (Pluto Press, forthcoming).

Explores how women of colour's aesthetic body work in the form of hairstyling underpins the practice and navigation of citizenship and spurs different modes of identity and belonging.