Robel Afeworki Abay

Robel Afeworki Abay (PhD) is sociologist and critically examines the Intersectional Colonialities of Disability, Race and Queerness (Humboldt University of Berlin). He is currently working as a guest professor of participatory approaches in the social and health sciences at Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin. Previously, he has worked as a research associate at the Institute of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany. Robel has studied Sociology and Political Science at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia and Cardiff University, Wales, UK, and Social Work in Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Kassel, Germany.

His research and teaching interests include: Intersectional Disability Justice; Interplay of Queerness, Racism & Ableism; Disability Studies and Critical Race Theory (DisCrit); Gender & Queer Studies; Diversity & Intersectionality; Migration & Mobility; Postcolonial & Decolonial Theories; Climate & Social Justice; Participatory Research.

His consultations and workshops are developed for Universities and social organizations that aims to broaden their thematic focus on diversity, inclusion and anti-discrimination. He has done numerous consultations and workshops among others for UNHCR, IRC as well as for several German Universities such as Berlin University of Arts (UdK); University of Kassel; Darmstadt University of Technology; FU Berlin; Leibniz University Hannover; Kiel University; HU Berlin; University of Jena; University of Vienna; Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; University of Potsdam.

In addition, Robel is Co-Speaker of the expert group for „Flight, Migration, and Critique of Racism and Anti-Semitism (Migraas)“ in the German Association of Social Work (DGSA) as well as Founder & Executive Director of the IDJ-Network.

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