When We Feel: Racialized Emotions and Epistemic Violence in German Higher Education

  • Angelo Camufingo University of Potsdam


In this article I autoethnographically examine and reflect upon the connection between racialized emotions and epistemic violence in higher education. By having a closer look at one of the seminars I attended and my work in the General Student Committee, I analyse how every racialized emotion is consequential. Drawing on Ahmed’s (2012), Bonilla-Silva’s (2019), Lutz and Abu-Lughod’s (1990) and other’s notions of emotion and power I discuss my experiences and strengthen the understanding of emotion in race-related issues and knowledge-discourse.