I understand media culture and memory culture studies as a form of contemporary social analysis. In particular, I am interested in the ambivalent role and transformative potentials of old and new media in the production and networking of media (counter)publics. In doing so, I adopt a critical postcolonial-feminist perspective and also draw on social movement studies to examine the transformations of memory discourses and memory spaces for marginalized groups in the Global South. The regional focus of my case studies is on the entanglements of social memory, media culture, and (the interpretation of) political violence in Brazil.
Research Area Interpretations: 3.2 Memories of Violence