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Former Research Fellows

Imani Jacqueline Brown (2020-22)Imani Jacqueline Brown is an artist, activist, and researcher from New Orleans. Her work investigates the continuum of Extractivism, which spans from settler-colonial genocide and slavery to contemporary gentrification, fossil fuel production, and police and corporate impunity. She received her MA from the Centre for Research Architecture in 2019. She is currently an economic inequality fellow with Open Society Foundations, a researcher with Forensic Architecture, and a visiting researcher at the CRA.

Imani Jacqueline Brown’s website

Patrick Kroker, Research Fellow (2014-15)
Kroker is a registered lawyer in Berlin. Since 2015, he has worked for the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in the International Crimes and Accountability program where he is responsible for ECCHR’s work on Syria.He worked as an assistant to Civil Party Lawyers at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and in 2012 completed his PhD on the subject of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings at Universität Hamburg. He worked as a research assistant at Universität Hamburg and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In 2014, he was awarded a postdoc fellowship at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and Goldsmiths, University of London. 

Ayesha Hameed, SSHRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2011-12)
Ayesha Hameed lives in London, UK. Since 2013, Hameed’s multi-chapter project 'Black Atlantis' has looked at the Black Atlantic and its afterlives in contemporary illegalised migration at sea, oceanic environments, outer space and through Afrofuturistic dancefloors and sound systems. Through videos, audio-essays and performance-lectures, she examines how to think through sound, image, water, violence and history as elements of an active archive; and travelling back in time as a historical method. Recent exhibitions include Gothenburg Biennial, Sweden (2019); Lubumbashi Biennale, Democratic Republic of Congo (2019); and Dakar Biennale, Senegal (2018). She is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures.