Dr. phil. Danièle Klapproth
Lehrbeauftragte (Adjunct Lecturer)
Her long-standing interest in narrative as social practice took her to Australia in the 1990s, where she was a Visiting Scholar at Monash University, Melbourne, and at Melbourne University, and where she carried out intensive fieldwork in Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. In 2004 she published Narrative as Social Practice: Anglo-Western and Australian Aboriginal Oral Traditions (Mouton de Gruyter), an exploration of the cross-cultural variability of narrative practice and its wider implications for cross-cultural understanding.
More recently her research has focused on exploring various forms of discursive practice (from performance texts in refugee theatre to representational practices in the media and in politics) in contexts of migration, cultural diversity and multicultural co-existence.