Álvaro Luna earned his doctoral degree in Comparative Literature at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2019 and is currently a Postdoc at the Université de Limoges and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris (France). He teaches Postmigration Studies and American minority literatures at l’Institut d’études politiques de Paris. He is currently preparing a monograph that compares Maghrebi-French and Chicana/o literature and visual narratives. More information about his research can be found on his website.
Azadeh Sharifi is Postdoc at the Institute for Theatre Studies at the Ludwigs-Maximilian University, Munich (Germany) and currently works on the DFG-Project on “(Post)migrantisches Theater in der deutschen Theatergeschichte – (Dis)Kontinuität von Ästhetiken und Narrativen.”
Dorothee Leesing is a PhD Candidate at the CENES Department at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada). Her research revolves around the post-war perception of restructured cityscapes. She is interested in the representation of urban environments and mass dwellings in early digital gaming, children’s and post-migrant literature, and 1950s press photography, with a focus on developments in West Germany. She can be contacted at Dorothee.Leesing@ubc.ca for any technical questions before and during the conference
Francesca Pegorer is a PhD Candidate in Socio-cultural Anthropology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada). Her doctoral research investigates everyday place-making practices among refugees of Syrian heritage in the city of Berlin (Germany), between senses of belonging and exclusion, right to the city and discrimination, grassroots understandings and EU framings of migration, integration and refuge. She focuses on affect, emotions and the body and takes a multidisciplinary approach that includes anthropology, urban studies, phenomenology, dance and performative arts, and postcolonial studies. Her previous research in Berlin was also centered on questions of belonging. She holds a master’s degree in Sociocultural Anthropology from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venezia and another in Architecture and Architectural Engineering from the University of Pavia.
Katrin Sieg is Professor of German jointly affiliated with the BMW Center for German and European Studies and the German Department at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. (USA). She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Council of European Studies, CES. Her research focuses on German and European culture, postcolonial and critical race studies, as well as feminist studies.
Markus Hallensleben is Associate Professor in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, Affiliated Faculty Member of the Institute for European Studies, and Steering Committee member of the Research Excellence Cluster on Migration at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada). The conference is part of one of his current research projects, Migration as Core Narrative of Plural Societies: Towards an Aesthetics of Postmigrant Literature (funded by SSHRC). Forthcoming are “Towards an Aesthetics of Postmigrant Narratives: Moving beyond the Politics of Territorial Belonging.” Postmigration: Art, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Europe. Eds. Anna Meera Gaonkar et al. transcript: Bielefeld, 2020; “Portraying the Refugee as a Transitional Figure of Plurality: The Performance of Gender and Ethnicity in the Post-Migrant Narratives of Abbas Khider’s Der falsche Inder and Ohrfeige.” Abbas Khider. Eds. David Coury and Karolin Machtans. Peter Lang Oxford, 2020. Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers, vol. 5; “Nach der Flucht ist vor der Flucht: Postkoloniale und postmigrantische Diskurse in Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, ging, gegangen.“ Der Flüchtling im globalen Nomadismus. Literatur-, medien- und kulturwissenschaftliche Annäherungen.“ Eds. Michael Hoffmann, Jean-Bertrand Miguoué and Miriam Esau. Königshausen und Neumann, 2020. Deutsch-Afrikanische Studien zur Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft.
Moritz Schramm is Associate Professor at the Institute for the Study of Culture at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense (SDU). From 2016-18, he has been head of the collaborative, inter-disciplinary research project Art, Culture and Politics in the Postmigrant Condition funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark. He is a member of the independent German Council on Migration and collaborator of the SSHRC Insight Development project on Migration as Core Narrative of Plural Societies: Towards an Aesthetics of Postmigrant Literature. Among his recent publications are Postmigration: Art, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Europe. Eds. Anna Meera Gaonkar et al. transcript: Bielefeld, 2020 (forthcoming), Reframing Migration, Diversity and the Arts: the Postmigrant Condition, NY/London: Routledge 2019 (together with S. Moslund and A.R. Petersen et al.), and The Culture of Migration: Politics, Aesthetics and Histories. London: IB Tauris 2015 (edited with S. Moslund and A.R. Petersen). A complete list of his publications can be found here.
Regina Römhild is a cultural anthropologist and professor at the Institute for European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her main fields of teaching and research are critical migration and border regime studies, Europe in postcolonial, globally entangled perspective, Mediterranean & political anthropology. She established and runs the “Critical Europeanization Studies Lab” at the Institute and has, more recently, written about postcolonial and “postmigrant Europe” (in Postmigrantische Perspektiven). Her most recent book is edited together with several colleagues affiliated with the lab, entitled Europa dezentrieren. Globale Verflechtungen neu denken. Frankfurt a.M., New York: Campus, 2019 (co-ed.). Among her current interdisciplinary engagements is the collaboration with colleagues and PhD researchers in the Research Training Group “Minor Cosmopolitanisms” that aims at establishing new ways of studying and understanding the cosmopolitan project against and beyond its Eurocentric legacies. Her recent publications in English also include: “Global Heimat. (Post)Migrant Productions of Transnational Space”, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 27:1, 2018, pp. 27-29; (with Anja Schwanhäußer, Gökce Yurdakul & Birgit zur Nieden), Witnessing the Transition: Moments in the Long Summer of Migration. E-Book, https://www.international.hu-berlin.de/de/internationales-profil/refugees-welcome-an-der-hu/dateien-und-fotos-1/e-book-witnessing-the-transition, 2017; Beyond the bounds of the ethnic: for postmigrant cultural and social research in: Journal of Aesthetics & Culture 9 (2), 2017, pp. 69-75, DOI: 10.1080/20004214.1379850; Reflexive Mediterranisation: Mobilities, Economies, and the Cultural Remittance of Imaginaries, Migration and Social Remittances in a Global Europe, edited by Magdalena Nowicka et al., Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 27-47. More information about her research can be found at the Centre of Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage.
Sten Pultz Moslund is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU). His research focuses on postcolonial and multicultural literature and theory, including hybridity theory, racialization, migration and postmigration. Apart from a range of articles on literature and issues of migration, his books include Migration Literature and Hybridity (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), the co-edited The Culture of Migration. Politics, Aesthetics and Histories (I B Tauris, 2015) and the co-written Reframing Migration, Diversity and the Arts: the Postmigrant Condition (Routledge, 2019). Most recently, he has published the article, “Postmigrant Revisions of Hybridity, Belonging, and Race in Gautam Malkani’s Londonstani” (Ariel, 2019).