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Cologne appoints anti-racism representative


Katajun Amirpur holds first-ever academic post in Germany designed to dismantle racist structures

The University of Cologne has appointed an anti-racism representative, the first at a German university, with the aim of highlighting and reducing racial discrimination.

The representative will be responsible for “dismantling racist structures”, as well as guide and steer the university’s policies on reporting, dealing with and preventing racism among its staff and students. The position will be held by Katajun Amirpur, a professor of Islamic studies at the university, for two years initially.  

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