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    • José F.A. Oliver’s letter from Istanbul

      José F.A. Oliver is a contemporary German-language author of Spanish descent.  In 2013, he received the Stipendium der Kulturakademie Tarabya, spending four months as writer in residence in Istanbul and publishing 21 Gedichte aus Istanbul 4 Briefe & 10 Fotow:orte (2016), a collection of poetry, photography, and prose inspired by his experiences there. Encountering firsthand the

    • Framing Migration: Timeline of the seminar

      Feb. 17-18 – “Cinco Palmas” A performance and workshop of the theatrical play about experiences of migration, facilitated by writer-director Martha Herrera-Lasso Gónzalez and dancer-choreographer Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz, a Performance Studies PhD student and a participant in “Framing Migration.” While the plot follows the journey of an undocumented child from Honduras to Los Angeles, the play

    • Framing Migration: Our new blog

      The Multicultural Germany Project blog is a project of the UC Berkeley Department of German in collaboration with others working in various fields of study and practice. In this space, the MGP brings together perspectives from different disciplines and backgrounds, all centered on themes of immigration/migration, race/ethnicity, minority experiences, and cultural exchange—hopefully, in a fun

    • Law, communication, and the discourse of migration

      A version of this post was originally written for the graduate seminar “Framing Migration,” taught by Prof. Deniz Göktürk of the UC Berkeley Department of German. In this post, seminar participant Abigail Stepnitz uses legal theory lenses to tie together the strings of multiple readings from the course. An earlier version of this post served as an

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