Associate Members

Rikke Gram

© Tal Adler

I am Research Fellow at the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück, working on the project Cultural Production in the Migration Society. I received my Master’s degree at the Institute of European Ethnology in 2019 and I am especially interested in studying the role of minorities and migration in and for museums. I was a student assistant at CARMAH from 2016 to 2018, where I was in charge of various organisational tasks such as website maintenance, as well as research-related tasks such as syllabus curation and transcription. As part of CARMAH’s ‘Representing Islam’ project, I conducted research through long-term ethnographic fieldwork with the Multaka project. My research was on some of the current transformations taking place in Berlin’s museums as reactions to recent societal developments in the city, and looked at what is being done in order to create space in the museums for people of Arabic origin. I am also interested in looking at public engagement in museums and with heritage in a global perspective, especially thought together with critical reflections on knowledge production in and beyond academia. On this subject, together with Christine Gerbich, I organised the workshop On Common Grounds? Researching Public Engagement of Museums and Heritage Sites.