Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Reworking Space, Re-Narrating Belonging Workshop Program



Transregional Perspectives on Contemporary Media, Gender and Visibility Practices


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THURSDAY, 08.02.2018


Welcome Address

Alexa Altmann & Nadja-Christina Schneider

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)


Keynote Address

Marwan M. Kraidy

(University of Pennsylvania)

Igniting the Caliphate: How “Islamic State” Uses Fire to Articulate Space, Belonging and Gender


Panel 1

Translocal Networks, Self-Making and New Modes of Situatedness and Relatedness

Chair: Marwan M. Kraidy

(University of Pennsylvania)

Dhanya Fee Kirchhof

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Ravidassia: Neither Sikh nor Hindu? – Challenging Caste-Based Discrimination and Ascriptions of Situatedness through Mediated Practices of Self-Making


Simone Pfeifer

(Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Intimate Pictures: Gendered Images and Mobility in Senegalese Transnational Social Relationships


Anna Antonakis

(Freie Universität Berlin)

Claiming Visibility and Staying in Control: Feminist Counter-Publics in Times of Multi-layered Transformations in Tunisia


Short Break


Salma Siddique

(Freie Universität Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

You Are My Love Charger: Media Technology and the Dera Sachcha Sauda Community


Lillian Boxman-Shabtai

(Northwestern University)

Decoding Income Inequality: An Examination of Interpretive Spaces on Digital Platforms


Film Screening and Reception

FRIDAY, 09.02.2018


Panel 2

Performance, Narration and Remediations of Space and Belongings

Chair: Max Arne Kramer

(Universität Leipzig)

Persefoni Myrtsou

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Spaces of Migration: The Production of Space and “Homing” as Artistic and Social Practice


Alexa Altmann

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Desert (Be)Longings: Space Bending and Identity Play in Contemporary Israeli Pop Culture


Milica Trakilović

(Utrecht University/University of Florence)

Bodies Making Spaces: Understanding the Airport as a Mediated (European) Cultural Heritage Site


Julia Giese

(Loughborough University)

Embodied Partitions: Exploring Women’s Embodied Memories of the 1947 Partition of India through Dance


Student Project Exhibit Luncheon


Panel 3

Gendered Spaces, Urban (Im)Mobilities and Visibilities

Chair: Nadja-Christina Schneider

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Paridhi Gupta

(Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Painting Visibilities: An Analysis of Women’s Protests in Indian University Spaces


Carolin Genz

(Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Raging Grannies: Senior Women Protesting the City


Paul Michael Leonardo Atienza

(University of Illinois)

Waiting for the Promise: Visibilizing Zones of Desire through Digital Media in Contemporary Gay Manila


Tarishi Verma

(Bowling Green University)

Understanding Subversive Performances of Women in Indian Beauty Parlours


Short Break


Closing Session