Jana Fedtke

Jana Fedtke is Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates). Her research and teaching interests include transnational literatures with a focus on South Asia, gender studies, and postcolonial literatures. Jana’s work has been published in Online Information Review, Journal of Further and Higher Education, South Asian History and Culture, Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Routledge), and South Asian Review.


Tatort has been on German TV since the 1970s. In 2019, it saw the first Afro-German woman as a lead detective. Fedtke sets this against the context of racial discourses in the country.


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