Program and Participants Reconfiguring

Reconfiguring the (Non-)Political. Performing and Narrating Change and Continuity

28 August–4 September 2016, Tunis

Program summer academy Tunis


Name Affiliation Topic
 G1: gender, emotions and performativity

(Tutors: Mouna Tekaya, Malte Hagener, Felix Lang)

Carl Rommel ZMO Berlin Feeling Adrift – The inflation and burst of Egypt’s emotional-political football bubble
Sonali Pahwa University of Minnesota Gendered Performance and the Re-Spatialization of Politics in Egyptian Vlogs
Ieva Zakareviciute Ludwig Maximilian University In line with INFOCORE – an international collaborative research project studying the role of media in violent conflict
Charlotte Lysa University of Oslo Women’s football in the Arab Gulf: Challenging the patriarchy?
Charlotte Pardey Philipps-Universität Marburg Body Imagery in Tunisian Novels – Contemporary Tunisian Novels with Regards to the Body and the Market –
Christian Junge Freie Universität Berlin Feeling (as) Politics – Affect and Emotion in Egyptian and Tunisian Literature and Art since the 2000s
Rüstem Ertug Altinay New York University Dressing for Utopia Fashion and the Performance of Citizenship in Turkey (1923-2015)
Rahma Essid Université de la Manouba The Power of Images: Truth, manipulation and Intolerance
 G2: governance + political change

(Tutors: Rachid Ouaissa, Laura Ruiz de Elvira, Imed Melitti)

Chiara Loschi University of Turin Sweeping Too Much Dirt Under A Small Carpet. How Local Rubbish Collection Reforms Uncover The Destabilizing Force Of Authoritarian Persistence In Tunisia
Walid El-Houri Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin Beyond failure and success: protest, hegemony, and the persistence of politics
Karl Karim Zakhour Stockholm University Tunisia in Transition? Center-Periphery Dynamics in the interior of Tunisia
Lamia Moghnieh University of Michigan Re-configuring violence through psychological aid: humanitarian psychiatry, violence and the politics of suffering in Lebanon
Veronica Ferreri SOAS London Creating the Syrian subject, perceiving the Syrian state. Displacement, violence and fantasy of the State among Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
Haifa ben Chikha Université de la Manouba National Dialogue and democratic transition in Tunisia
Mohamed Amine Jelassi Université de la Manouba Minorities in the Constitution of 2014
Aymen Balhadj IRMC La jeunesse et la contestation politique
 G3: arts and resistance

(Tutors: Friederike Pannewick, Jérôme Heurtaux, Enrique Klaus)

Anahi Alviso-Marino CESSP/CRAPUL Visual artists of Yemen. A sociology of artists in their relation to the political
Lauren Pyott SOAS London The Art of Syrian Identity Construction“: Towards an ‘Aesthetics of Citizenship’ in Contemporary Syrian Cultural Practices
Hajar Berghrabi Sidi Mohammed Ben  Abdellah Fes The Role of Hip Hop and Rap in the Transformation Process in Morocco
Ayça Tunç Cox Izmir Institute of Technology Strategies of Subversion: Understanding Gezi through Visual Narratives
Giedrė Šabaseviciute Czech Academy of Sciences Culture as Politics.  Competing Readings of  Islamic Literary Activism in Contemporary Egypt
Shareah Taleghani City University of New York (CUNY) Rescripting Human Rights: the Poetics and Politics of Syrian Prison Literature
Valentina Marcella Kadir Has UniversityIstanbul Negotiating the (Non-)Political: Common Paths of Political Satire in the Arab and Turkish Uprisings
Ophelie Mercier SOAS graduate Theatre at the margins: investigating new forms of political mobilisation in Egypt
 G4: civil society + social protest

(Tutors: Michael Allen, Christoph Schwarz)

Naomí Ramírez Díaz Autónoma University in Madrid The close link between citizen journalism and the political: the case of Rami Jarrah
Baran Germen University of Oregon Melodramatic Modernity: Narratives of Victimhood, Affect, and Politics in Turkey
Laura Galián Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Meaning of “anarchism” in post-Mubarak Egypt
Marine Poirier CHERPA-IREMAM (Aix-en-Provence) Politics as usual? Backing the authoritarian regime, the case of General People’s Congress supporters in Yemen (2008-2011)
Reem Mehdoui UCLA Tunisian Youth and Socialization into Political Awareness
Mehmet Ragip Zik Freie Universität Berlin Cyberspace, Visual Rhetoric and Emotions: a cross-country analysis of activist experience in contemporary social movements
Bochra Kammarti EHESS / Paris L’émergence du fait religieux islamique dans les espaces publics séculiers
Aymon Kreil University of Zurich Antipolitics and the Defence of Normality in Egypt
Michael Allan Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon (USA)
Friederike Pannewick Professor of Arabic Literature and Culture at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Laura Ruiz de Elvira Post-Doc in Political Science at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (France)
Rachid Ouaissa Professor of Political Science at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Christoph Schwartz Post-Doc in Sociology (Re-Configurations) at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Jérôme Herteaux Institute de Recherche sur le Maghreb contemporain (IRMC), Tunis
Malte Hagener Professor of Media Studies at Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Mouna Tekaya University La Manouba (Tunisia)
Felix Lang Post-Doc in Arabic Literature at the Philipps-University Marburg (Germany)
Enrique Klaus Post-Doc at MAEE / IRMC (Tunisia)
Imed Melitti Professor of Sociology at the University of Tunis El-Manar / Researcher at IRMC (Tunisia)