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Prison Life in the MENA and Global Prisons

Online-Workshop with students from the Universities Genève, Marburg and Cologne
19 November 2021




10:00 – 10:30  : Introduction (Basil, Mina, Stephan)

  • Current research on prison-related topics
  • Exchange on teaching prison in the MENA

10:30 – 11:00 : Michelle Gromek: “Prisons in (early) Islamic History”

11:00 – 11:30 : Clara Palmisano: “Transformative Justice and the Abolitionist Movement Today: Rethinking International Human Rights Law and Justice”

11:30 – 12:00: Riddhi Gyan Pandey: "Sharing Life Across Prison Boundaries: Proposing an Ethnography of Social Connections of Incarcerated Persons in Indian Prisons"

Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:30 : Lukas Walesch: “The Subman - Sexualised Violence Against Men in the Novel 'The Shell' by Muṣṭafā Ḫalīfa”

13:30 – 14:00 : Chiara Burgard: “The Role of Dr. Shirin al-Abed in Fauda – Do Palestinian Women Need Saving?”

Coffee Break

14:15 – 15: 00 Final Discussion and Conclusive Remarks:  

  • Academia and activism: What can we do and how can we engage into the topic more actively?
  • Possibilities and forms of publishing our research results