Retired, last position up to 2015: Director, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, Freiburg (now associate researcher); also Visiting Professor & Research Associate, Institute of Reconciliation & Social Justice, The University of the Free State, South Africa.
Interests: Critique of Development, postcolonial state, Southern Africa, memory politics, social theory
Recent books include Namibia and Germany. Negotiating the Past (2015), Genocide - which consequences. German-Namibian memory politics (2017, with Henning Melber; in German), Concerning the Realm of Freedom. Perspectives on Karl Marx (forthcoming, with Hanns Wienold, in German)