Monica van der Haagen-Wulff (*1965), Doctorate of Creative Arts (DCA), is an Associate Lecturer at the Chair for Education and Cultural Sociology in the Department of Education and Social Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Cologne. Her teaching and research interests include: Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, Gender and Queer Studies, Migration, Intersectionality, Postcolonial/Decolonial Feminist Theories and Methodologies, Globalisation, Global Cities, Affect Theories, Performance Studies, Theories of Embodiement, Fictocritical Writing, Critical Heritage und Historical Memory Studies. Monica has an intercultural dance and performance background and her main research focus is on how practice and theory can be merged to create new knowledges, and in so doing decentre Eurocentric knowledge constructions. She is interested in questions of critical heritage, exploring, in particular, the possibilities of embodied ways of understanding and remembering history. She has published in international academic journals, but she also considers Performance as part of her theoretical output and has performed in Australia and internationally.