Dominique Haensell is a writer, translator and editor from Berlin. Born in the UK and raised in Germany, she studied English and Critical Theory, and earned a PhD with a dissertation on contemporary Afrodiasporic literatures. She is the co-editor-in-chief of Germany’s foremost feminist magazine, Missy, where she has been writing about music, literature, cinema, art, and all its political and Afrofeminist intersections since 2011. Her monograph Making Black History: Diasporic Fiction in the Moment of Afropolitanism was published in 2021 and won a De Gruyter Open Access Award. The same year, she received an Emma Goldmann Snowball Award for her new project, a hybrid memoir about Afro-German identity, German colonialism and her family’s relationship to German colonial Africa.