Participants

Omar Al-Ghazzi (University of Pennsylvania): “The Mnemonic Battles of the Arab Uprisings: The Case of the War over Flags in Syria”

Michael Allan (University of Oregon)

Anne-Linda Amira Augustin (Philipps Universität Marburg): “Family Memories and Urban Areas as Contested Spaces – Being Young and South Arabian in Aden (Southern Yemen)”

Jamal Bahmad (Philipps Universität Marburg): “Beyond the Arab Spring: Youth, Social Change and the Politics of Realism in Contemporary Maghrebi Cinema”

Martin Baumeister (German Historical Institute in Rome/Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)

Koenraad Bogaert (Ghent Universiteit): “Urban Politics in Morocco: A Political Economy of Uneven Development”

Ines Braune (Philipps Universität Marburg): “Parkour: Claiming Public Space in Morocco”

Nancy Demerdash (Princeton University): “Razing Gourbivilles and Decolonizing Space: Bourguibist Spatial Politics in Post-Independet Tunisia”

Emily Drumsta (University of California, Berkeley): “Inconstant Constantine: Physical Landscapes and Literary Paradigms in Algerian Fiction from the 1990s”

Badouin Dupret (the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)/Centre Jacques-Berque in Rabat, Morocco)

Meriem El-Haitami (Universite Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdallah): “Islamist Feminism in Morocco: (Re)defining the Political Public Space”

Hatim El Hibri (American University Beirut): “The Before / After Shot: Solidere’s Corporate Films, and the Work of Images in Postwar Beirut”

Mohamed Elshahed (New York University): “Producing the Public: Space, Media and Participation”

Dina El-Sharnouby (Freie Universität Berlin / Cairo): “What Happend to the Revolutionary Youth after the January 25th Revolution? – A Comparative Study on Egyptian Youth Groups”

Mohammed Ezzeldin (City University of New York): “Violence, Neoliberalism and the Production of Slums in Cairo”

Gretchen Head (University of California, Berkeley): “Contesting the City: Dissident Writing in the Final Decade of Ben Ali’s Rule”

Sarah Jurkiewicz (ZMO Berlin): “In Search of Urban Involvement—Cultural Activism in Kuwait City”

Özlem Köksal (London): “Narratives of Takism and the Gezi Protests in Visual Culture”

Mehmet Kuymulu (City University of New York): “The Geography of Turkey’s Urban Uprising: Placing Protest in a Transregional Perspective”

Perrine Lachenal (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université): “Learning Self-Defense in Revolutionary Cairo: Gender, Class and the Economy of Violence”

Nora Lafi (Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin)

Amri Moosavi (New York University): “Cities at War: The City, Writer and the Limits of Fiction from the Iran-Iraq War”

Rachid Ouaissa (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS))

Friederike Pannewick (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS))

Jimena Ponce de Leon (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento): “Youth and Street Art: Strategies Developed in a Changing City”Centre Jaques Berque)

Stefano Portelli (Università di Roma): “The Social Impact of Urban Renewal in Peripheral Neighbourhoods: Comparative Ethnography in Mediterranean Cities”

Zakaria Rhani (Université Mohamed V /Centre Jacques-Berque in Rabat, Morocco)

Christoph Schwarz (Philipps Universität Marburg): “Political Activism under Authoritarian Rule. Historical and Family Narratives of Young Protesters in Morocco and Tunisia”

Nicholas Simcik Arese (University of Oxford): “Comming -ing the Compound: Conceptions of Citizenship and Ownership as Poverty Frontierism in the Squatting of Cairo’s Gated Suburbs”

Dimitris Soudias (Philipps Universität Marburg): “Theorizing a ‘Sociology of The Square’: Space, Habitus, and Liminality in the 2011 Occupations of Tahrir and Syntagma Square”

Cristiana Strava (SOAS, University of London): “At Home with Modernity: Exploring Place-Making on the Margins of Casablanca”

Maaike Voorhoeve (Rechtkulturen Fellow / Amsterdam): “Controlling Bodies, Controlling Space: The Case of the Lew Prohibiting Sexual Harassment in  Tunisia”

Deniz Yonucu (Cornell University): “From Center to Margin: Rethinking the Gezi Uprising with Istanbul’s Alevi Neighbourhoods”

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