Carolin Philipp

Carolin is a political and education scientist, based in Athens and Berlin. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Kassel dealing with the historical conditions and forms of social transformation in Greece. She is a member of the Berlin-based glokal collective ( and focusses on mediation of postcolonial historical legacies of hegemony and resistances (, a project funded a.o. by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and rewarded as best-practice-project for Global Education 2018. Currently she is developing different formats of intertwining research and education (e.g. the exhibition „WirStimmen! Für widerständige Alternativen zum Entwicklungsmythos“). Postcolonial perspectives have also been the subject of her Master Thesis that she turned into a documentary on the charity discourse and practice in contemporary Germany (, 2011). She has worked as scientific assistant in various research project in Greece: In the educational project Democratic Education associated with the Kapodistrian University of Athens ( founded by the Stavros Niarchos foundation she co-developed of an online platform for educational material and as well as educational material. She also researched on social movements in Athens in the FP7 project Mig@net Transnational Digital Networks, Migration and Gender ( She has organised large scale social and political events with up to 4000 participants ( that were co-funded by large NGOs like attac, BUND, Greenpeace, Protestant Development Service (eed), as well as the Heinrich-Böll foundation,Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. Her publications include a broad thematic spectre from education and crisis (In: Eis, Andreas/Moulin-Doos, Claire, Eds. 2018), post-colonialism and historiography (Endter, Stephanie/Landkammer, Nora/Schneider, Karin 2020, Eds.) tologistics, crisis and social movements (Alimahomed-Wilson, Jake/Ness, Immanuel 2018, Eds.). She is regularly corresponding from Greece for German media.

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