Profilpicture of Multu Ergun-Hamaz
(c) Barbara Dietl

Dr. Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz has been a research fellow at the German Institute for Human Rights since 2023. His work and research focuses on human rights education and racial discrimination. Currently, he is researching reactions to addressing racism in adult education.

Dr. Mutlu Ergün-Hamaz is an education and literature scholar and holds a PhD from the Sociology Department at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE). He previously worked at the Berlin Universität der Künste (UdK) as a diversity and anti-discrimination officer.

Since 2001 he has been working at Phoenix e.V. with a focus on the critique of racism, critical whiteness and empowerment in political education. As a freelance author, he writes both non-fiction and literary texts. In 2010, his book Kara Günlük - Die geheimen Tagebücher des Sesperado (Kara Günlük - The Secret Diaries of Sesperado) was published, which satirically deals with the topic of everyday racism in Germany.

Mutlu was moderator of the panel debate part of visual artists | diverse conditions in June 2023 in Berlin and he is part of the round table at the 2024 visual artists | diverse conditions conference.