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Termine Arbeitskreis: Political and Legal Anthropology Seminar Series

WS 2016/17

25 October 2016



Marcos Freire de Andrade Neves

The Rules of Care: Applying for a Green Light

(Discussant: Giorgio Brocco)

15 November 2016



Klaus Behnam Shad:

Asyl – ein unbegrenztes Menschenrecht?

(Discussant: Daniel Staemmler)

WED 23 November 2016


Room L115

Thomas Scheffer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

Studying Law-In-Action: The Trans-Sequential Analysis of Procedural Work

18-20h: Lecture

THU 24 November 2016

Room JK 33/121 

Thomas Scheffer (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)

10-12h: Legal Anthropology Workshop I – Reading Seminar

14-16h: Legal Anthropology Workshop II – Data Analysis

13 December 2016


Alessandro Tiberio:

Bagnasciuga / On the Shore: Rethinking Precarity, Nativism and Crisis in the New Borderlands of "Fortress Europe"

(Discussant: Ziga Podgornik-Jakil)

10 January 2017



Giorgio Brocco:

Family (Dis)position and Unfamiliar Ties: Relatedness and Albinism in Global Tanzania

(Discussant: Jonathan Kempen) 

24 January 2017


Jonathan Kempen:

Origin, Belonging, and Coexistence of South Africa's Ndebele Peoples

(Discussant: Marcos Freire de Andrade Neves)

WED 08 February 2017


Room L116

Adam Branch (University of Cambridge)

The Trial of Dominic Ongwen: Rupturing Narratives of Responsibility

18-20h: Lecture

THU 09 February 2017

Room JK 33/121 

Adam Branch (University of Cambridge)

10-12h: Workshop – International Criminal Justice and Uganda

SS 2016:

26 April 2016  

Viktoria Kumala Sakti: (Im)mobile subjects: identity, conflict and emotion work among Meto diaspora families.

(Discussant: Jonas Bens) 

10 May 2016  

Marcos Andrade Neves: Building a right: assisted suicide and the European Court of Human Rights.

(Discussant: Jonathan Kempen) 

17 May 2016 

Giorgio Brocco: Moral Cartographies of Albinism in the Wake of Humanitarian Reason

(Discussant: Marcos Andrade Neves) 

31 May 2016 

Žiga Podgornik-Jakil: Migration management in Berlin: emergency centers and struggles against them.

(Discussant: Giorgio Brocco) 

14 June 2016  

Viktoria Kumala Sakti: Social repair: exploring ideas of (in)justice, boundary making, and feeling better.

(Discussant: Giorgio Brocco) 

28 June 2016

Jonathan Kempen: Ndebele Communities and the South African State – Negotiating Culture, Structure and Strategies

(Discussant: Marcos Andrade Neves) 

12 July 2016 

Jonas Bens: Africa’s ICC Problem and the ICC’s Africa Problem: Sentiments of Justice.

(Discussant: Klaus Behnam Shad) 

WS 2015/2016:

13 October 2015



Jonas Bens:

„Gerechtigkeitsgefühle / Affective justice and transitional justice in the context of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and Uganda: the Ongwen case“

27 October 2015


Victoria Kumala Sakti:

„Bonds and Boundaries: Violence, Memory and Socio-Emotional Repair in Timor-Leste“

(Discussant: Jonas Bens)

10 November 2015


Gemeinsamer Besuch des Vortrags im Kontext des Thematischen Netzwerks Principles of Cultural Dynamics: Philippe Descola  

(Collège de France / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

18:15: Freie Universität Berlin, "Rostlaube", Seminarzentrum, Raum L 115, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

24 November 2015


Discussion of Holston, James (2009): Dangerous spaces of citizenship: gang talk, rights talk and rule of law in Brazil. In: Planning Theory 8(1): 12-31.

(Chair: Jonas Bens)

08 December 2015


Klaus Behnam Shad:

„Iranian Jews in Tel Aviv and the politics of recognition"

(Discussant: Lisa Melcher)

05 January 2016


Sirin Knecht:

„Domestic violence in East Jerusalem: establishing gender justice within conflicting legal orders“ 

(Discussant: Marcos Freire de Andrade Neves)

19 January 2016


Jonathan Kempen:

„South-South migration and refugees in South Africa"

(Discussant: Žiga Podgornik-Jakil)

02 February 2016


Žiga Podgornik-Jakil:

"Citizenship as a tool of exclusion: self-organized refugee struggle in Berlin and its production of political spaces and subjectivities"

(Discussant: Victoria Kumala Sakti)


SS 2015:

26 May 2015

Discussion of Agamben, Giorgio (2004)Ausnahmezustand. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Kapitel 1.

09 June 2015

Discussion of Agamben, Giorgio (2004)Ausnahmezustand. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Kapitel 2-4.

23 June 2015

Discussion of Agamben, Giorgio (2004)Ausnahmezustand. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp.

Kapitel 5-6.