Veranstaltungen im aktuellen Semester

Sommersemester 2024

Governing Memory in the Aftermath of Far-Right Terrorism – Robert Nilsson Mohammadi

Vortrag | Mo. 10.06. 18:00 Uhr | C 16.207

Victims of far-right terrorism are often left to cope with their losses alone, sometimes in situations where institutional responses perpetuate the violence. Victims advocate for recognition, investigation, accountability, and remembrance. The reception of this type of memory activism typically involves cities. However, signs indicate that the relations between victim initiatives and municipal authorities do not always run smoothly. This presentation explores urban political administration as a site of memory production, where memory is both a subject to be governed and a means for governance. The exploration focuses on Malmö, Sweden, whose super-diverse and post-migratory population became the target of a lone wolf terrorist. Racial profiling by the police and journalists rendered the terrorist invisible, allowing him to operate undetected for seven years (2003–2010) while casting suspicion on his victims, their perceived groups, and multiculturalism as a way of life. After the killer was exposed, the police issued a warning to all those “looking non-Swedish.” Sweden’s Minister of Integration interpreted the deeds as a sign of failed migrant integration rather than racism. The judicial system failed to consider his political motives, despite clear evidence in the form of a manifesto. Unlike most acts of right-wing extremist political violence in Sweden, public memory has developed around the events in Malmö. Since 2020, the municipality has collaborated with a victim and survivor initiative to create an anti-racist monument, marking the memory of the lone wolf terrorist as one instance in an ongoing history of vulnerability and subjugation in Sweden’s racialized class-society. How was the issue embedded in the politico-administrative governance of Malmö? Which spaces for memories have been opened and closed during the process? How does the case enlighten other local cases of memory work, and memory-activism, in the aftermath of far-right terrorism?

Dr. Robert Nilsson Mohammadi is affiliated with Malmö University, Sweden. He has conducted research on the social movements of the 1960s and subsequently focused on urban history. Currently, he is researching participatory methods for exploring and writing history, especially practices guided by the concept of “sharing authority.” Since 2019, when Nilsson Mohammadi began working closely with a victim and survivor initiative in Malmö, he has studied the formation of memory following the activities of a lone wolf terrorist in Malmö, as well as memory in the aftermath of far-right terrorism from a translocal, comparative perspective.

Organisation: Prof. Monika Schoop (

Sprache: Englisch

Diese Veranstaltung wird vom Center for Critical Studies (CCS) und dem Netzwerk Geschlechter- und Diversitätsforschung getragen.


Trans Liminalities: Histories from Weimar and Nazi Germany – Zavier Nunn.

Vortrag | Di. 25.06. 16:15 Uhr | Kunstraum

Focusing on trans women’s subjectivities, this talk explores the micro and macro registers of how everyday trans life was experienced, policed, and cut short across the Weimar and Nazi regimes, sometimes in surprising – but always uneven – ways.

Zavier Nunn will be a Mellon Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at Columbia University. He was previously Postdoctoral Associated in “Histories of the Transgender Present” in the Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies Department at Duke University. His first monography, Liminal Lives: Trans Feminine Histories from Weimar and Nazi Germany is under review at Duke University Press. He is currently working on a history of legal sex change and trans masculine lives under Nazism, as well as historicising ‘trans’ adjacent to fields of knowledge production in modern Europe. Across his research, Nunn uses micro-historical methods to unpick how macro systems are stitched together. He is published in Past & Present, Gender & History, and German History.

Diese Veranstaltung wird vom Center for Critical Studies (CCS), dem Netzwerk Geschlechter- und Diversitätsforschung und dem DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Kulturen der Kritik getragen.


On the Madness of Dr. Hubert Dana Goodale: Animal Agriculture, Experimental Endocrinology, and the Industrial Ecology of Sex in Early 20th Century America – Gabriel N. Rosenberg.

Vortrag | Di. 25.06. 18:15 Uhr | C 40.704

This talk explores the early career of the prolific poultry geneticist, Dr. Hubert Dana Goodale, and, in particular, experiments that he conducted in the 1910s in which he grafted hen ovaries into the bodies of castrated juvenile roosters to experimentally induce changes in the birds' secondary sex characteristics. Although these experiments were an important model for later human endocrinological inquiry, Goodale actually aimed to solve a notorious problem for commercial egg farmers: how to better detect and more quickly cull the half of all chicks that did not profitably contribute to egg production, the so-called “male chick problem.” Goodale’s experiments challenge how contemporary scholars narrate histories of sex, science, and agriculture, revealing an underlying transformation of an interspecies ecology of flesh that rippled through human and animal bodies alike across the 20th century.

Gabriel N. Rosenberg is an Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and History at Duke University and a Senior Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is the author of The 4-H Harvest: Sexuality and the State in Rural American (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) and the co-author of Feed the People!: Democratizing Food Politics in a Warming World (Basic Books, Forthcoming). He is currently writing a history of livestock breeding’s entanglement with human race science, Purebred: Making Meat and Eugenics in Modern America, and, with his colleagues at the MPI-WG, editing a volume on animal mobilities in the history of science. His scholarship has appeared in journals such as the Journal of American History, American QuarterlyGLQ: The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly and he writes frequently on food politics for popular publications such as The New RepublicVox.comThe Guardian, and The Washington Post. He has held fellowships at Yale University, the American Philosophical Society, the National Humanities Center, and the University of Pittsburgh.

Diese Veranstaltung wird vom Center for Critical Studies (CCS), dem Netzwerk Geschlechter- und Diversitätsforschung und dem DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Kulturen der Kritik getragen.

Sprache: Englisch

Organisation: Ben Trott (