Universität Bremen, Duke University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Sommerschule ‚Borders, Borderthinking, Borderlands‘


Fri. 15. May 2015
16.00 – 18.00: Arrival and registration
Sat, May 16, 2015
09.30 – 12.00:
  • Welcoming of Summer Institute participants
  • Introduction to the Summer Institute and its topics
  • Introductory debate based on “interventionist reading list”
  • Assistance in stipend paperwork
Sun, May 17, 2015
10.30 – 16.00: Visit to the German Immigration Museum in Bremerhaven
Mon, May 18, 2015
09.30 – 12.00: Elizabeth Arend: Border Discourse in Literary and Filmic Representations of the Mediterranean
13.00 – 17.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Anna Carastathis: Borderthinking about and against Borders: Methodological Nationalism and the Politics of Migration, Crisis and Austerity 
  • Roza Asrar Yenus: The Dynamics of Cross-Border Cattle Raiding: Case Study of Jonglei State of South Sudan and Gambella Region of Ethiopia
  • Karsten Schulz: The New Risk Frontier: Social Transformations at the Rural/Urban Interface in West Africa 
  • Olivia Mena: Warehouses of Steel and Bounded Present
18.00 – 19.30:

Keynote 1:
Maissara M. Saeed: There is a Rat in my kitchen, what am I gonna do?

Tue, May 19, 2015 
09.30 – 12.00: Postcolonial City Tour Bremen with Kim Annakathrin Ronacher
13.00 – 17.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Kathryn Medien: Sex, Race and Israeli Nationalism 
  • Shreesha Udupa: Borders and Contours: The Case of Indian Reflective Traditions
  • George Williams: Interrogating the Borders inscribed upon Women’s embodied Reproductive Health Experiences
  • Christian Langer: Decolonizing Egyptology
Wed, May 20, 2015
09.30 – 12.00: Juliane Hammer: "Is Change Liberation? Religions, Feminisms, and Boundaries of Academic Systems“
13.00 – 17.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Nassef Manabilang Adiong: Comparative Conundrum of Territoriality between Nation-State and Muslim Governance
  • Lea Willeke: Borders and Diaspora. The Saharawi Community in Germany
  • Emily Frazier-Rath: German Muslim Feminist Activism 
  • Tanita Jill Poeggel: Being Political in the Context of „Migration and Managment“
Thu, May 21,  2015
09.30 – 12.00: Gisela Febel: Visible and Invisible Borders in Literature and Art
14.00 – 16.00:

(in cooperation with INPUTS):

Dr. Cheikh Moctar Ba: L’Afrique et les Lumières

(Room: SFG 2080)

Evening: Pub Crawl (optional)
Fri, May 22, 2015
11.00 – 13.00: Brunch (optional)
Sat, May 23, 2015
09.30 – 12.00: Sabine Broeck: Enslavism and the Borders of White Agnotology
13.00 – 17.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Paula von Gleich: The Black Border: Border Concepts in African American Narratives of Captivity and Fugitivtity
  • Dominique Hanesell: On the Potentialities of Afropolitanism: Rethinking Spatiality and Temporality in Black Cosmopolitanism 
  • Katherine Merriman: Racial Capitalism and the Link between Palestinian and Black Liberation Movements
  • Derrais Carter: Real, Prime Venuses: The Moens Affair, Black Washington, and the Racial Politics of the Scandal
18.00 – 19.30:

Keynote 2:
Isabel Soto: ‘Surrounded by a clamorous Throng of Whites and Blacks:’ Chronotopic Mediations of Race and Language in Benito Cereno

Sun, May 24, 2015
09.30 – 12.00: Walter Mignolo: Dwelling in two Borders of Coloniality (Human/less Human and Human/Non-Human) and thinking/doing in two Horizons of Decoloniality
13.00 – 17.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Rustem Ertug Altinay: Diplomatic Fashion Shows and the Turkish Nation State 
  • Marius Henderson: Conjunctive Readings & the Poetics of Bordercrossing
  • Raheem Saheed Oke: Border Consciousness and Language Contact in Selected Nigerian Hip-Hop Lyrics
  • Amara Antilla: Internationalism and Borderthinking in the Arts
Mon, May 25, 2015
09.00 – 12.00:

Participants’ Presentations:

  • Tobias Jochum: (Re)Imagining the Intolerable: The Ethics of Representation in Contemporary Transnational Narratives of Feminicide
  • Kenneth J. Richards: Religion and American Indian Sovereignty
  • Marc Woons: At the Confluence of Theory and Practice: Understanding Indigenous Self-Determination in Canada
13.00 – 17.00:

Closing Address

Closing Plenum of Faculty and Participants Feedback-Round


Tue, May 26, 2015