Adriana Novais

Adriana Rodrigues Novais holds a PhD in Social Science, acquired at the Graduate Program in Social Science at Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). She has an MA degree in Sociology from Universidade Federal de São Carlos and a BA degree in Social Science from the Sciences and Arts Faculty at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho. She is an activist at the Brazilian Landless Workers’ Movement (Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra – MST).

Publications

NOVAIS, A. R.; Brunetto, Atiliana Vicente;  GONZALEZ, E. L. J. . et.al. Cultivar Afetos, Derrotar Violências: as mulheres do campo e a construção de novas sociabilidades. 1. ed. Marilia- São Paulo: Lutas Anticapital, 2021

NOVAIS, A. R.. Rural peoples and the challenges around transitional justice in Brazil. VIBRANT (FLORIANÓPOLIS), v. 15, p. 1, 2018.

NOVAIS, A. R.. The memory of repression and violence in the countryside in times of the National Truth Commission. Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights, v. 3, p. 11, 2015.

Ahmad Baba

Ahmad Baba

Ahmad Baba is a Lebanese theater / dance performer, social artist, and master’s student in dance movement therapy, living in Berlin. His performances are mainly ritualistic, political dance movement pieces that revolve around the question “What is a queer Arab identity(s)?” as well as around issues of stereotyping, orientalism, and fetishization in connection with his own personal immigration history. Since 2018 he has been part of / founded theater and dance story-based projects such as “10/01 Queer nights (de-orientalized edition)” and “QueeЯevolutions”. Since 2019 he has been a member of the collective “Queer Arab Barty” and works with various underrepresented groups to facilitate change.

Videos

Alice Pontiggia

Kungl. Konsthögskolan (Royal Institute of Art Stockholm)

Alice Pontiggia is an architect, artist and researcher from Valtellina, Italy. She is currently working on the constitution processes of cosmologies, on the eco-technical-symbolic relationships between human and land, on alternative futures for architecture and about the role of body memories in the definition of identity. Her investigations, which depart from spatial disciplines, philosophy and field work, are presented through writing, architecture, film, psychophysical practices and sound.

Publications

The Act of Recosmizing – Lower Terziere (https://www.daas.academy/research/valtellinaterziere-di-morbegno/)

Arjunraj

Arjunraj

Arjunraj is a filmmaker, visual storyteller and digital media producer. He engages with the medium of cinema and video art to emotionally engage and intellectually stimulate his audience sparking value-creative dialogues. Arjunraj is on a long-term journey understanding how bodies are read and counter read and its effect on our bodily belonging. In his early years of his filmmaking practice, he traveled across India on rail, road and foot working extensively with marginalised communities finding narratives that encompass the Indian identity. His stories dwell at the intersection of lived experience and imagined scenarios and are told by blurring the narrative divide of fiction and documentary. Arjunraj heads the digital media production of Oyoun, a cultural space in Neukölln that aims at bringing queerfeminist, decolonial and migrant perspectives. He is a Crossing Borders Fellow 2019 with the Robert Bosch Stiftung. When not filming, he goes for long walks or would be seen talking to a bird or a tree.

Christine Künzel

Universität Hamburg

Acting diploma (1989); studies in German and American Literature, and Philosophy at Universität Hamburg and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (1991-1997). Fellow at Graduate School „Codierung von Gewalt im medialen Wandel“ at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (1998-2001). Between 2007 and 2021 interim professorships at the University of Hamburg, TU Dresden, TU Dortmund, and lecturer at the Universities of Bern and St. Gallen in Switzerland. Main topics/expertise: sexual violence & literary/cultural economic studies.

Publications

Vergewaltigungslektüren. Zur Codierung sexueller Gewalt in Literatur und Recht (2003); Unzucht – Notzucht – Vergewaltigung. Definitionen und Deutungen sexueller Gewalt von der Aufklärung bis heute (2003); „Ich bin eine schmutzige Satirikerin“: Zum Werk Gisela Elsners (1937-1992) (2012)

Débora Medeiros

Débora Medeiros

Freie Universität Berlin

Débora Medeiros is a postdoctoral researcher at the project “Journalism and the Order of Emotions” at the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin. She wrote her doctoral thesis, titled “Engaged Journalism: Contesting Objectivity through Media Practices during the Alternative Coverage of Brazil’s June Journeys”, at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at FU Berlin. Her research focuses on the multiple potentials for change in journalism, from cutting-edge, progressive alternative media to demands for democratization of communication and for more diversity in legacy media newsrooms. She is also a member of the Institute for Social Movement Studies (ipb).

Dong Wei

Dong Wei

Dong Wei is currently a doctoral student at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. She got a master’s degree in Communication from the School of Journalism and Communication at Wuhan University, China. She has just completed her doctoral dissertation titled “The Cultural Politics of Affect and Emotion in Chinese Reality TV: A Case Study of X-Change”.

Edith Sampa Chiliboy

Edith Sampa Chiliboy is a self taught photographer that specializes in fine art photography. She believes photography is a journey in which she not only gets to explore and understand the elements of environments she lives in but also gets a chance to explore her own existence and what roles she plays in order to make a meaningful contribution to the curent times she’s existing in. Each project she takes part in is a chance for her to explore her art.

Publications

  • Stories Of Kalingalinga
  • Photo Covid Zambia
  • Women’s history museum fabricated stories
Esther Allen

Esther Allen

Esther Allen is a graduate student in the Global Studies Program at the Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her M.A. thesis takes a look at the emotions behind the opposition to Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the U.S. Specifically the emotions and feelings pertaining to ‘Abstract Liberalism’ (Bonilla-Silva 2014), and how this shapes conservative whites’ relationship to CRT. During her graduate program, she studied at FLACSO (Argentina) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India). She completed her undergrad in political science at San Francisco State University. Her research interests include social theory, the history of neoliberalism, and how emotions shape the affective life of social inequality and race in the U.S.

Eva Riedelsheimer

Eva Riedelsheimer

Freie Universität Berlin

Eva Riedelsheimer studied International Development and Comparative Literature in Vienna and Berlin and is currently responsible for the public relations of CRC “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin. In that capacity she manages social media and press for the Affect & Colonialism Web Lab and will also be first responder for messages and mails that you might send to the core team. The Affect and Colonialism Web Lab hits the mark of her personal interest in the linkage between art, knowledge production and activism. That is why she tries to explore feminist and decolonial practices of writing in the work of Gloria Anzaldúa in her master thesis, that she is currently working on.

Fabian Bernhardt

Fabian Bernhardt

Freie Universität Berlin

Fabian Bernhardt studied Philosophy, Cultural Anthropology and Comparative Literature. In 2018, he received his PhD from the Institute of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the Collaborative Research Center “Affective Societies” at Freie Universität Berlin. In his work, he is primarily concerned with historical injustice, violence, guilt, vulnerability, the affective afterlife of troublesome pasts, and colonial specters.

Publications

  • Vergebung. Eine Reflexion im Ausgang von Paul Ricœur, Berlin 2014
  • Recht und Emotion II. Sphären der Verletzlichkeit, Freiburg/München 2017
  • Rache. Über einen blinden Fleck der Moderne, Berlin 2021
Friederike Landau

Friederike Landau-Donnelly

Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Friederike is a political theorist and urban sociologist. She currently works as an Assistant Professor for Cultural Geography in the Netherlands. Her research interests lie at the intersection of political and spatial theories of conflict. She conducts empirically grounded research on mo(ve)ments of artistic activism and contested public spaces. As part of her conflict-oriented understanding of politics, Friederike constantly wrestles with ghosts that visit her academic and everyday life, and as a result, writes poetry, mostly on Sunday afternoon walks.

Publications

Agonistic Articulations in the ‘Creative’ City – On New Actors and Activism in Berlin’s Cultural Politics (Routledge, 2019)

[Un]Grounding – Post-Foundational Geographies; with Lucas Pohl and Nikolai Roskamm (transcript 2021)

Ruined museums: Exploring post-foundational spatiality. In ephemera theory & politics in organization. Vol. 21(1), 2021, pp. 1-19.

Henrike Kohpeiß

Henrike Kohpeiß

Freie Universität Berlin

Henrike Kohpeiß is a PhD candidate in philosophy and a research assistant at the collaborative research center “Affective Societies” at Free University, Berlin. Her dissertation unfolds an affective analysis of the bourgeois subject and engages in an encounter between Frankfurt School critical theory and Black studies. She has been teaching on among other things Sylvia Wynter, philosophy and the Shoah, and bourgeois society and its critique. Occasionally, she engages in artistic collaborations in dance and performance, mostly as a dramaturg or writer, sometimes as a performer.

Jacinta Kaipat

Cinta is an indigenous Refaluwasch-Chamorro community advocate, artist, songwriter, filmmaker, attorney, former lawmaker and soon-to-be published author. She was born in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). She went to college in Chicago, Illinois, where she earned her BA in Liberal Arts from DePaul University and her JD from the University of Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Cinta studied and worked in the United States for nearly 20 years before returning home to her island roots and resettling on Saipan.

Jaider Esbell

Jaider Esbell

Jaider Esbell (41, born in Normandia-RR) was an artist, writer, cultural producer, curator, and independent researcher. He had been working for over 10 years in various artistic fields. In addition, his research focused on developing a terminology for conceptualizing contemporary indigenous art. Jaider held various prizes in the fields of literature, cinema and visual arts. He lived between São Paulo (Brazil) and Boa Vista (Roraima, Brazil), where he also maintained a studio and his own gallery, the Jaider Esbell Gallery of Contemporary Indigenous Art.

Jan Slaby

Jan Slaby

Freie Universität Berlin

Jan Slaby is Professor of Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Emotion at Freie Universität Berlin. His expertise includes social and action-oriented approaches to the mind, philosophical emotion theory, affect studies and critical perspectives on the human sciences and on their societal impact. He is a co-PI and member of the governing board in the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies at Freie Universität. With Suparna Choudhury, he was Co-Editor of Critical Neuroscience: A Handbook of the Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience (Wiley 2012). With Christian von Scheve, he co-edited Affective Societies: Key Concepts (Routledge 2019). Among his journal articles are texts “More Than a Feeling: Affect as Radical Situatedness (Midwest Studies in Philosophy 2017) and “Affective Arrangements” (Emotion Review 2019, with Rainer Mühlhoff and Philipp Wüschner).

Jana Spiller

Freie Universität Berlin

Jana Spiller is a student of the Masters Degree Art history in a global context with focus on Africa at the Freie Universität Berlin. She studied German Literature, Art, Philosophy and Museum Studies. Her interests lie in provenance research and digital matters of art.

Jonas Bens

Jonas Bens

Freie Universität Berlin

Jonas Bens is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies at Freie Universität Berlin. His work focuses on law, indigeneity, statehood, and colonialism in capitalist modernity.

Publications

  • The Indigenous Paradox: Rights, Sovereignty and Culture in the Americas. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020
  • The Sentimental Court: The Affective Life of International Criminal Justice. Cambridge University Press, 2022

Juana Awad

Juana Awad is a Colombian-Canadian artist, curator and culture/research manager based in Berlin. She studied Semiotics, Theatre Studies, Fine Art Media and Cultures of the Curatorial in Canada, England and Germany. Her principal interests lie in the intersections of knowledge and artistic practices, the effects of institutional processes on the production and reception of art, and the political potential of arts and culture presenting. She has programmed for various arts and media organizations, and directed large research projects internationally.

Publications

Kamai Freire

Obará; W.A.R – Worldwide African Route

Kamai is a musician and musicologist focused on African culture from the continent the Diaspora. His main interest is to deepen and spread the understanding of the spiritual-political power of African musical cultures, especially in its implications to the unfinished African Revolution.

Publications

  • FREIRE, K. Arts and Sciences in african perspective: thoughts on the unfinished African Revolution. InterEspaço: Revista de Geografia e Interdisciplinaridade, v. 6, e202040, 2020.
  • NZEWI, Meki. Towards a “true African-Brazilian musicology”: interview with Meki Nzewi. By Kamai Freire and Nina Graeff. Revista Claves, v. 9, n. 14, 2020.
  • FREIRE, Kamai. Universalismo na Ci ncia e na Arte: Reflex es a Partir de Um Postulado de Schaeffer. Infinitum: Revista Multidisciplinar, v. 3, n. 4, p. 97-114, 2020.

Kerstin Hacker

Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

Kerstin Hacker graduated from FAMU, Czechia in 1995. She became Female Photojournalist of the Year (Germany) in 1994. In 2009 she, together with the University of Zambia, received the Educational Partnership in Africa Grant and she collaborates with the Zambian National Visual Arts Council since 2016. Hacker is currently completing her practice-based PhD which explores un- and re-learning of photographic practices through decolonizing methodologies to dismantle an imagined visual familiarity with the African continent and its inhabitants.

Kukasina Kubaha

Asien-Afrika Institut, Universität Hamburg

Kukasina Kubaha is a graduate student of Southeast Asian Studies at the Asien-Afrika Institut, Universität Hamburg. Her research focuses on Queer Muslims in Patani, Thailand, through contemporary art and literature. She earned a BA in English Literature at Chulalongkorn University, where she was also a research assistant in Translation studies. She currently works as a translator and curator.

Laibor Kalanga Moko

Laibor Kalanga Moko

Freie Universität Berlin

Laibor Kalanga Moko is an anthropologist. Formerly at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania he joined Freie Universität Berlin for his doctoral research. He has been conducting ethnographic research on affective dynamics and sentiments surrounding source communities’ encounters with colonial objects of their origin housed in the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin. He uses visual methods, qualitative interviews and focus group discussions to carry out his research.

Lennart Dührsen

Lennart Dührsen

Freie Universität Berlin

Lennart Dührsen has degrees in Computer Science and North American Studies from Free University Berlin. In 2018/19, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where he wrote his thesis on intimate partner violence among same-sex couples. He currently works in research data management at the CRC 1171 »Affective Societies« and as a freelance web developer.

Lilian Bankiyan-Monfard

SOAS, University of London

Lilian Bankiyan-Monfard is an MA student in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, the University of London. She has a bachelor’s degree in Geography and International Relations from the University of Exeter. Lilian explores how disability offers a lens to understand colonialism and the unequal distribution of mobilities under racial capitalism.

Publications

Mbembe, A. (2016) Necropolitics, in Necropolitics, Duke University Press, London: 66-93

Puar, J. (2017) The Right to Maim, Duke University Press, London

Luiza Prado

Luiza Prado

Luiza Prado de O. Martins is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work examines themes around reproduction, herbal medicine, coloniality, gender, and race. In her doctoral dissertation she approaches the control over fertility and reproduction as a foundational biopolitical gesture for the establishment of the colonial/modern gender system, theorizing the emergence of “technoecologies of birth control” as a framework for resisting, disrupting, and troubling colonial domination. Her ongoing artistic research project, “A Topography of Excesses”, looks into encounters between human and plant beings in herbal medicine through the lenses of radical care. She is part of the curatorial board of transmediale 2021 and an assistant professor and vice-director of the Centre for Other Worlds at the Lusófona University in Lisbon. She is a founding member of Decolonising Design.

Madhumita Nandi

Oyoun - KulturNeuDenken

Madhumita Nandi is a photographer, researcher and visual anthropologist deeply invested in re-examining and reforming practices of how we say, save and share our collective memories. Her work centers around investigating and subverting the impact of the colonialist archival practices on contemporary society. Her current research mediates the visual and ethno-histories of indigenous communities in Samoa and Greenland.
Madhumita currently works as the artistic co-director of Berlin based cultural organization Oyoun, where she leads projects at intersections of post-colonialism, indigenous education, environment with a special focus on preserving and curating intangible heritage and ephemeral art. Here she curates and creates projects collaborating with artists and practitioners around the world invigorating customs, rituals and embodied memories, pivoting process driven methodologies, decolonial representations and shared healing practices. In her free time, Madhumita enjoys cooking and dancing.

Mala Badi

Mala Badi

Mala Badi is a gender non-conforming performance artist, writer, and political activist from Morocco. Performances and writings arise from Mala’s personal experiences in daily life. Mala wants to increase the visibility of the queer and trans* North African, Imazigh, Muslim and refugee communities. Mala believes that decolonizing art is a necessary political act of affirmation of existence against the global attack and marginalization of the cultures, stories, and collective artistic work of POC and people from the south.

Manuel Bolz

Universität Hamburg

Manuel Bolz is a Master’s student in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Hamburg and is finishing his ethnographic Master’s thesis on the cultural technique of revenge. Previously, he studied German and Cultural Anthropology and completed his Bachelor’s degree with a thesis on health strategies in Hamburg’s sex work at the intersection of knowledge anthropology, medical anthropology, and Science and Technology Studies (STS).
In addition to his studies, he was able to gain initial work and teaching experience as a student and research/student assistant and tutor at the Institute for German Studies and the Institute for Anthropological Studies in Culture History at the University of Hamburg, as well as a student employee and the Equality Office. After his graduation he plans a dissertation project.

Publications

Bolz, Manuel/ Künzel, Christine (Eds.): Rape and Revenge. Revenge-cultures and sexualized violence in intermedial perspectives, in preparation.

Bolz, Manuel et al. (Eds.): Anthropology of Sex, Gender and Bodies. Kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf Alltägliches. Hamburger Journal für Kulturanthropologie (HJK), in preparation.

Marc Agon Pacoma

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (University of Münster), Germany

Marckie, as fondly called by his peers, is a former communication and media lecturer and currently finishing his second master’s degree in Visual Anthropology, Media and Documentary Practices. His works center on media history, environmental communication, diaspora studies, LGBTQ studies, media ethnography, religious studies, and digital ethnography. His video on colonial nostalgia is a homage to his first love, History, and his teacher, who stirred his curiosity about Philippine colonization, world affairs, and historical events. Coming from a multiracial background, Marckie wanted to unpack in his future works the holistic effect of race on an individual’s personhood and the impacts of colonization on one’s mentality and identity.

Publications

  • Sexual Objectification of Pinoy Males in Billboard Advertisements
  • Environmental Realities: Evaluating Climate Change Coverage of Philippine Online News Media
  • Mapping the ‘home’: A literature review on Filipino migration and diaspora
  • Nostalgic to Cinematic: (Re)living Philippine Motion Pictures through Digital Restoration
  • Social Mirrors and Political Reflections: Revisiting Cinematic Audiences of Marcos’ Dictatorial Philippines
Maximilian Apel

Maximilian Apel

Freie Universität Berlin / Humboldt Universität Berlin

Maximilian Apel is a master’s student in Ethnography at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Working as a student assistant at the CRC 1171 Affective Societies he supports the administration and public relations. His involvement in the production of podcasts and videos meets his interest in Public Anthropology and Science Communication. To challenge the idea of an academic ivory tower through accessible diction, artistic engagement and digital tools is an approach he is thrilled and passionate about. Living and studying in Berlin he developed a curiousness about Urban Anthropology.

Meryem Özel

Freie Universität Berlin

Meryem Özel is an M.A. student at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she studies Art History in a Global Context with a focus on the art of Africa and the diaspora. She completed her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, where she majored in Art History and International Studies. At present she is working on her master’s thesis about the Nigerian potter Ladi Kwali and the history of African art history.

Olivia Pieczewski

Olivia is a BA student in Media and Communications studies as well as Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. As a student assistant, she is managing the AAC Weblab’s social media accounts. At the moment Olivia is working on her BA thesis about Platform Governance in EU policy.

Omar Kasmani

Omar Kasmani

Freie Universität Berlin

Omar Kasmani is a post-doctoral research associate in social and cultural anthropology at the Collaborative Research Center, Affective Societies at Freie Universität, Berlin. His work pursues critical and queer notions of intimacy, religious affect and post-migrant be/longing via the study of contemporary Muslim lifeworlds.

Publications

  • Queer Companions: Religion, Public Intimacy and Saintly Affects in Pakistan. Duke University Press, forthcoming

Patrick Kabunse Chilaisha

Patrick Kabunse Chilaisha is a 28 year old Zambian photographer who specializes in fine art photography and fine art photo manipulations. He is a self-taught photographer and graphic designer. He is a free spirit and because of that has been drawn to photography because it helps him express himself differently from what people see, this journey has taken him to self-discovery and exploration and has made him question a lot who he is and how he wants to live.

Publications

  • Cynthia Zukas Young Artist Award exhibition at Lechwe Art Gallery
  • Photo COVID zambia
  • Zambian exhibition at the Dubai expo 2021

Rilaben Paz

Universita’ di Pisa, Multimedia Production, TED LAB, Giuseppe Andrea L’Abbate, Fosca cultural association Firenze

Rilaben is a multi-disciplinary artist working with body, installation, visual elements, and voice. Tina Salvadori Paz is a multimedia artist working with video, photographs, and installations.
Our collaboration started a long time ago, in Prato, Tuscany, between dance and art /video works and documentation. Recently, we discovered a common experience of family members who fought in Ethiopia in the colonial army, so we started dealing with this past together.

Videos

Publications

http://www.rilaben.com

http://www.valentinalapolla.it/

Riyadhus Shalihin

Riyadhus Shalihin is an artist/researcher based in Bandung, Indonesia, who creates artworks inspired by site-specific archives, objects, and memory—using drawing, photography, film, and a performative approach as a body of the story.

Publications

JUNCTIONS21: Until the Stone Take Us Into the Past, PACT Zollverein (Link)

#ResidencyInsights, PACT Zollverein (Link)

Berliner Festspiele (Link)

Rosa Castillo

Rosa Castillo

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Rosa Cordillera A. Castillo is an anthropologist and engaged scholar based at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’s Institute for Asian and African Studies. She works on peace and conflict studies, with a focus on violence and subjectivity, othering, moral and ethical self-formation, affect and emotions, resistance, and solidarity in national and transnational contexts. She is also interested in and writes on the anthropology of Islam, state and religion, decoloniality, critical research ethics, and engaged scholarship. She received her PhD at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology and the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. Born and raised in the Philippines where she was trained in anthropology and taught at the University of the Philippines, Rosa continues her research on the country and its diaspora. She is also the founder of Philippine Studies Series Berlin and project leader of Advancing Philippine Studies at HU.

Russ Ligtas

Casa San Miguel Center for the Arts in San Antonio

RUSS LIGTAS is a visual artist, performer, actor, and choreographer living in Manila. In 2017, he received the Alvin Erasga Tolentino Choreography Award, a KoryoLab grant from the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and an Asian Cultural Council fellowship. His work has been presented across the Philippines, the US, Europe, and Asia, most recently at the Yokohama Triennale 2020. Currently, his art practice has expanded towards filmmaking with his debut short film PLUTO to be released later this year (2022).

Publications

  • The 8th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Conference 23 November 2015, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia.

Sebastian Schirrmeister

Universität Hamburg

Dr. Sebastian Schirrmeister is a literary scholar and translator whose research focusses on Jewish literatures, German-Hebrew Studies, migration and translation in literature. He studied in Potsdam and Haifa, was a doctoral fellow in Jerusalem and a postdoctoral fellow at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen. For many years he worked as research associate at the University of Hamburg where he received his PhD in 2017. His current project “Legitimate Passions” investigates reflections on revenge in post-Shoah Jewish literatures.

Publications

Begegnung auf fremder Erde. Verschränkungen deutsch- und hebräischsprachiger Literatur in Palästina/Israel nach 1933. Metzler 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-04931-5

Broken Hebrew. Poetic Incursions in the National ‘War’ for Linguistic Normativity. In: Carmen Reichert et al. (eds.): Zukunft der Sprache, Zukunft der Nation? Verhandlungen des Jiddischen und Jüdischen im Kontext der Czernowitzer Sprachkonferenz. De Gruyter 2022, pp. 361–383. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110755138-019

Offene Rechnungen. Juden*, Deutsche* und die Sache mit der Rache. In: Jalta. Positionen zur jüdischen Gegenwart, special issue 01 (2019): Zwischen Literarizität und Programmatik. Jüdische Literaturen der Gegenwart, pp. 29–36.

Suelen Calonga

Obará; W.A.R – Worldwide African Route

Suelen Calonga is a visual artist and researcher in arts and culture. Her interests revolve around knowledge transfer, investigations of black cultural heritage, the relationship between Archive-Knowledge-Memory, and counter-ethnography, a concept she develops to deepen the discussion about the role of museums and national archives and their collections. Suelen has a master’s degree in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar); a bachelor in Social Communication (PUC Minas), and a specialization diploma in Images and Media Cultures UFMG).

Publications

  • CALONGA, S. Why do the Archives archive? A journey from the hunko to the counter-ethnography and back. Master Thesis, Bauhaus Universit t Weimar, 2020.
  • CALONGA, S. Em dire  o   contra-etnografia. InterEspa o: Revista de Geografia e Interdisciplinaridade, v. 6, e202032, 2020.
  • ALMEIDA, E., ALBUQUERQUE, V., CALONGA, S. Pegadas antirracistas rumo encruzilhada: arriando o eb  [Antiracist footsteps towards the crossroads: offering the eb ]. in: Giro Epistemol gico para uma Educa o Antirracista. Org: NOGUEIRA, Sidney; TABET, Gabriela; SOUZA, Ellen S o Paulo: Pedro & Jo o Editores. 2021.

Susanna Jorek

Universität Leipzig

During my master in African Studies at the HU Berlin, I focused on postcolonial theory and the Black diaspora and developed a taste for African and Black diasporic literature and other forms of cultural expression. I am interested in understanding different perspectives and how marginalized experiences challenge dominant narratives and interpretation. For my PhD I am researching how a museum opens to underrepresented groups, and how this changes the institution. I have conducted field work in Bristol and will also analyse the toppling of the Edward Colston statue, as a symbol of dominant heritage and its contestation, temporarily displayed in the museum.

Publications

Jorek, Susanna (2022): Rezension zu: Florvil, Tiffany Nicole: Mobilizing Black Germany. Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement. Urbana 2020: in: Connections. A Journal for Historians and Area Specialists, 07.01.22.

Jorek, Susanna; White, Finn (2021): Doing the Work: Exploring Black History in Bristol Museums. In Museological Review 25.

Svitlana Biedarieva

Svitlana Biedarieva is an art historian and curator with a focus on Ukrainian and Eastern European art. She holds her PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. In 2019-2020, she curated a large-scale exhibition “At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013-2019” in Mexico and Canada (together with Hanna Deikun). She has published her work in such academic and media outlets as October, Art Margins, Revue Critique d’Art, Financial Times, and The Art Newspaper, among many others.

Publications

“Art Communities at Risk: Ukraine”, October, Vol. 179 (Winter 2022) (MIT Press), 137-149.

Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art: Political and Social Perspectives, 1991–2021, edited by Svitlana Biedarieva, texts by Ieva Astahovska, Svitlana Biedarieva, Kateryna Botanova, Olena Martynyuk, Lina Michelkeviče, Vytautas Michelkevičius, Margaret Tali, and Jessica Zychowicz, Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2021.

At the Front Line: Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019/ La línea del frente. El arte ucraniano, 2013–2019/ Na linii frontu. Ukrains’ke mystetstvo, 2013–2019, exh. cat., edited by Svitlana Biedarieva and Hanna Deikun, texts by Yevgenia Belorusets, Uilleam Blacker, Svitlana Biedarieva, Oleksandra Gaidai, Olga Mykhailiuk, Olesya Khromeychuk, César Martínez, Jean Meyer, Lada Nakonechna, Mykola Ridnyi, et. al, Mexico City: Editorial 17, 2020.

Szu Ni Wen

Szu-Ni Wen earned a diploma in puppetry at HfS Ernst Busch, Berlin. In 2015, she came back to Kaohsiung and founded C-turtle tactic. Recently, she focuses on the interactions between urban development and people, memories, imaginations and identifications of places. Currently she collaborated with sound artist Yu Liao on the audio walk How is the Lasagne Formed? which explored the humanistic and geological history of Hualien City. Her stop motion film Kern was invited to International Uranium Film Festival 2014.

Tamar Blickstein

Tamar Blickstein

Dr. Tamar Blickstein is a Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at the University of Venice – Ca’ Foscari, and an associate researcher at the SFB1171 Affective Societies, Freie Universität, where she co-leads the Ecology and Affect Working Group. She has published and conducted ethnographic research on colonial modes of dispossession, racialization, and contested memory politics in Latin America and Europe, and is starting a new project on the affects of environmental loss in the agribusiness and deforestation frontiers of the South American Gran Chaco.

Tanja-Bianca Schmidt

Tanja-Bianca Schmidt

Tanja-Bianca Schmidt is an Afro-German artist, curator, and art historian with a focus on African Art. Her work engages with aesthetics of protest, notions of migrations, racism, and black identity. She currently works for Stiftung Humboldt Forum and Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

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Theresa Arriola

Concordia University, Montreal

Isa is an indigenous Chamorro woman who was born and raised in the Northern Mariana Islands. Her early encounters with military personnel in her youth inspired her to learn more about her islands’ role in the broader process of militarization. She earned her PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University in Tiohtia:ke/Montreal where she teaches about militarism, indigenous sovereignty and the sociopolitical realities of Oceania more broadly.

Publications

  • 2022 “Realistic Island Environments.” Theorizing the Contemporary, Fieldsights, January 25. https://culanth.org/fieldsights/realistic-island-environments
  • 2021 “Securing Nature: Militarization and the Environment in the Northern Mariana Islands,” Micronesian Educator, Vol. 31 URL: https://www.uog.edu/_resources/files/schools-and-colleges/school-of-education/micronesian-educator/Micronesian_Educator_Vol_31.pdf
  • 2020 “Scenes from Everyday Life in the Northern Mariana Islands during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Oceania. DOI:10.1002/ocea.5264
Ulrike Geiger

Ulrike Geiger

Freie Universität Berlin

Ulrike Geiger studied History and French Literature. After working as a freelance translator for some years she started to involve herself in third party funding management at Freie Universität Berlin and is currently operating in this field at Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies. She is also supporting the Affect and Colonialism Web Lab with any workload related to finances, such as the fellowship program among others. Besides finances she is much interested in strategies of organizing working processes, i.e., management of complex work settings by using tools of change management, digital communication, and agile project management.

Verena Straub

Verena Straub

Freie Universität Berlin

Verena Straub is an art and image historian in Berlin. Her research focuses on images in the context of political agitation and popular image practices in social media. In 2019, she completed her PhD at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on the actuality and history of martyr testimonies of suicide bombers. Most recently, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the CRC “Invectivity” at the Technische Universität Dresden and at the CRC “Affective Societies” at the Free University Berlin.

Publications

  • Das Selbstmordattentat im Bild. Aktualität und Geschichte von Märtyrerzeugnissen. transcript. Open Access: https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-5715-9/das-selbstmordattentat-im-bild/