Archive: Gregory Pollet-Young

  • Former student Damani J. Partridge publishes a new book Blackness as a Universal Claim: Holocaust Heritage, Noncitizen Futures, and Black Power in Berlin (University of California Press, 2022)

    November 17, 2022

    In this bold and provocative book, Damani J. Partridge examines the possibilities and limits of a universalized Black politics. Young people in Germany of Turkish, Arab, and African descent use claims of Blackness to hold states and other institutions accountable for their everyday struggle. Partridge tracks how these youth invoke the expressions of Black Power, acting out the medal-podium salute from the 1968 Olympics, proclaiming “I am Malcolm X,” expressing mutual struggle with Muhammad Ali and Spike Lee, and standing with raised and clenched fists next to Angela Davis. Partridge also documents the demands by public-school teachers, federal-program leaders, and…

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  • Archives of Migration: The Power of Fiction in Times of Fake News

    March 15, 2022

    In spring 2021, Professors Deniz Göktürk and Elisabeth Krimmer (University of California, Davis) launched a series of real-time video conversations with contemporary writers entitled “Archives of Migration: The Power of Fiction in Times of Fake News.” This ongoing series engages writers who bring diverse perspectives to questions of societal polarization and the power of poetic imagination. The conversations present opportunities to discuss contemporary literature in translation – in correspondence with visual arts and politics. Several conversations have engaged with conceptualizations of archives as sites of creative discovery. The series was inaugurated with funding from the German Consulate in San Francisco, and…

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  • Congratulations to Sarah Harris

    March 5, 2022

    Current Ph.D student Sarah Harris will be participating in the 2022 Berkeley Grad Slam Competition on April 11th as one of 10 semi-finalist from the campus. From the competition’s website, “Grad Slam is an annual contest to communicate research. It aims to make research accessible by providing emerging scientists and scholars with the skills to engage the public in their work. Participants are judged on how well they engage the audience, how clearly they communicate key concepts and how effectively they focus and present their ideas—all in three minutes or less.” The event may be viewed virtually via this link…

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  • New publication from Professor Deniz Göktürk

    March 3, 2022

    Deniz Göktürk has published an article titled “The Secret Life of Waste: Recycling Dreams of Migration” in the volume Refugees and Migrants in Contemporary Film, Art and Media, ed. by Robert Burgoyne and Deniz Bayrakdar, Amsterdam University Press (2022).       Click here for a link to the book’s homepage.

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  • New book from Professor Jeroen Dewulf

    March 1, 2022

    New book from Professor Jeroen Dewulf. Click here for a link to the book’s homepage.

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  • New book from Professor Niklaus Largier

    February 25, 2022

      Click here for a link to the book’s homepage.

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  • Congratulations to Cecily Cai

    February 15, 2022

    Congratulations to Cecily Cai on joining the faculty at Hamilton College. Cecily (“Siyu”) received her BA in German from UC Berkeley in 2014.

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  • Professor Balint on CBSN

    September 29, 2021

    Professor Lilla Balint was interviewed on CBSN about election results in Germany, as Angela Merkel steps aside and the Social Democrats move into power. Watch her clip here, starting at 2:43.

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