Author Archives: Kumars Salehi

About Kumars Salehi

Kumars Salehi is a PhD student in German Literature and Culture.

A Tale of Three Cities: Part III – How to Politicize Public Health

In an exclusive three-part series for our blog, UC Berkeley undergraduate and MGP contributor Jezell Lee reflects on a personal experience of misinformation and polarization during the coronavirus pandemic, caught between the gravitational pull of Los Angeles, Berlin, and Taipei … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities: Part II – Polarization and Conspiracy on Social Media

In a new three-part series for our blog, UC Berkeley undergraduate and MGP contributor Jezell Lee reflects on a personal experience of the pandemic and political polarization, caught between the gravitational pull of the United States, Germany, and Taiwan and … Continue reading

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A Tale of Three Cities: Part I – Instagram as Pandemic Archive

In a new three-part series for our blog, UC Berkeley undergraduate and MGP contributor Jezell Lee reflects on a personal experience of quarantine caught between the gravitational pull of the United States, Germany, and Taiwan, heavily mediated through social media … Continue reading

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Reflections on Archival Resistance: Conversations with Sharon Dodua Otoo, Zafer Şenocak and Yoko Tawada

In spring 2021, we hosted a series of conversations with contemporary writers titled “Archives of Migration: The Power of Fiction in Times of Fake News.” Organized jointly by Professors Deniz Göktürk and Elisabeth Krimmer (UC Davis), this series was supported … Continue reading

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Border Talk in Dresden: Imagining Cohesion through Difference with Zafer Şenocak

In this thoughtful commentary, UC Berkeley Class of 2021 alumna and MGP contributor Ardo Ali, who participated in our workshop with Turkish-German author Zafer Şenocak, grapples with the troubled legacy of German reunification as reflected in the rise of so-called … Continue reading

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Jule Thiemann: Digitale Fluchtnarrative und Postmigrantische Perspektiven

The latest installment in our Mission Possible series of reflections on the future of German Studies comes courtesy of Dr. Jule Thiemann of the University of Hamburg’s Institut für Germanistik, who argues that the field must turn towards expanding the … Continue reading

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Jule Thiemann: Postmigrant Perspectives and Digital Narratives of Flight

The latest installment in our Mission Possible series of reflections on the future of German Studies comes courtesy of Dr. Jule Thiemann of the University of Hamburg’s Institut für Germanistik, who argues that the field must turn towards expanding the … Continue reading

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Frau Kutzer und andere Bewohner der Naunystraße (Frau Kutzer and Other Residents of Naunyn Street)

With Tunçel Kurtiz, Güner Yüreklik, Krikor Melikyan and Aras Ören. Aras Ören’s book-length poem Was will Niyazi in der Naunynstraße? finds its visual complement in this 1973 adaptation by director Friedrich W. Zimmermann, which features the war-widow Frau Kutzer, the … Continue reading

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Tödlicher Hass: Der Mordfall Walter Lübcke

The German broadcaster ARD’s documentary about the 2019 murder of Walter Lübcke, a local politician with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) who actively promoted Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy in the state of Hesse, was released amid a flurry of … Continue reading

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The Murder of Halit Yozgat

Commissioned by the People’s Tribunal ‘Unraveling the NSU Complex’, this documentary report by the research agency Forensic Architecture casts severe doubt on the official narrative around the neo-Nazi murder of Halit Yozgat, who was shot to death at his parents’ … Continue reading

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Spuren – Die Opfer des NSU (Traces – The NSU Victims)

Aysun Bademsoy’s documentary focuses on the families of the victims of the serial murders of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) between 2000 and 2007, which German police and media originally ascribed to “foreign” criminal enterprises with explicitly racist imagery like … Continue reading

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Christine Korte: The Volksbühne as Archive

As a new year brings a new presidential administration to the helm of government in the political tinderbox of the United States, the Multicultural Germany Project is delighted to feature the latest entry in our Mission Possible commentary series on … Continue reading

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Mitten in Deutschland: NSU (NSU German History X)

With Anna Maria Mühe, Albrecht Schuch, and Sebastian Urzendowsky. A dramatized account of the serial murders of the National Socialist Underground (NSU) between 2000 and 2007 comes to life in this German-language, in-house production from Netflix. The three-part miniseries introduces … Continue reading

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Aus dem Nichts (In the Fade)

With actors Diane Kruger and Numan Acar. Loosely based on the 2004 bombing of a Turkish neighborhood in Cologne, Fatih Akin’s drama won international accolades for its German-American star Diane Kruger and the prize for Best Foreign Film at the … Continue reading

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Ausländer raus! Schlingensiefs Container (Foreigners Out! Schlingensief’s Container)

With Christoph Schlingensief. German artist and agent provocateur Christoph Schlingensief’s controversial 2000 project “Bitte liebt Österreich“, a commentary on the presence of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) into Austria’s governing coalition, is documented in this account of the weeklong … Continue reading

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