Christine’s current research interests revolve around urban space, aesthetics and consumption in the everyday urban politics of crime. In her PhD thesis, “The spatial life of security: Durban, South Africa”, she explores how post-apartheid urban space and urban citizenship are re-imagined and transformed through various practices of (self-) governance and survival in the city. Christine studied Political Science, Francophone Cultures and Comparative religious studies in Leipzig and IEP Paris. Her Master’s thesis investigated new regimes of moralizing and administrating prostitution in France and Germany. She is currently affiliated with the Department of African studies at the University of Leipzig and funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes of the German government. She lives in Berlin.
Christine Hentschel September 30, 2013
In my reflections on space, affect and security I seek to capture the aesthetic and affective dimensions of everyday city-making in a South African metropolis.