restricted access Whiteness, WiG, and Talking about Race

This article revisits ways in which white feminist German studies scholars are implicated in the circulation of and replication of whiteness. It begins with an exploration of the problems of notions of “inclusion,” even as diversity work remains important. Problems that frequently emerge in conversations about whiteness, race, and diversity are then considered. The article concludes with a brief reflection on how whiteness emerges in research on the reactions to reports of widespread sexualized violence on New Year’s Eve in Cologne.