I am interested in the socio-political consequences of memory narratives and the delicate relationship between processes of collective remembering, reconciliatory initiatives, and the demands of justice in post-conflict or post-authoritarian societies. To what extent are people of the current generation bound by a violent past and the memory of this past? What forms of subjectivity emerge through different memories of atrocity, and what forms of collective action do these memories facilitate or hinder?

I also co-organize the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Violence Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Group.

Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • Habilitation: Sociology, Universität Bayreuth , Germany, 2013 -
  • Ph.D.: Sociology, Universidad Complutense , Madrid, Spain, 2003 -
  • Licenciatura: Sociology / Social Anthropology, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain, 1995 -

Specialties

  • Globalization
  • Sociology of Media and Communication
  • Social Memory Studies
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • Antisemitism
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Visual Sociology