Katharina Stornig

gcsc Foto: Rolf K. Wegst

Katharina Stornig is Junior Professor of Cultural History at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the Department of History at the University of Giessen. Her research interests include 19th and 20th century women’s and gender history, German history in a transnational and postcolonial perspective, the history of Catholicism and religious internationalism, the history of aid and philanthropy and the history of photography, photographic practices and visual culture.

Selected Publications:

Katharina Stornig, Catholic Missionary Associations and the Saving of African Child Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Germany, in: Atlantic Studies 14/4 (2017), pp. 519–542.

Katharina Stornig, Figli della Chiesa. Riscatti e globalizzazione del welfare cattolico (1840–1914), in: Genesis. Rivista della Società Italiana delle Storiche XIV/1 (2015), pp. 55–83.

Katharina Stornig, Sisters crossing Boundaries. German Missionary Nuns in colonial Togo and New Guinea, 1897–1960 (VIEG 232), Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2013.

Katharina Stornig, “Sister Agnes was to go to Ghana in Africa!” Catholic Nuns and Migration, in: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio (ed.), Feminism and Migration. Cross-Cultural Engagements, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London and New York: Springer, 2012, S. 265–282.