ALMA Research Series in winter term 2020/21

18. February 2021 - 12:30

In 2016, the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) has launched the ALMA research series in cooperation with Freiburg University. The research series aims at interconnecting research interests from different parts of the university and affiliated institutes. ALMA places particular emphasis on interdisciplinarity: a feature that is also evident in the discussion format, which includes presenters and discussants from different disciplinary backgrounds. The overall focus lies on empirical-comparative analyses of socio-political phenomena in extra-European areas and societies. The main target group of the ALMA series includes social sciences and humanities scholars that are currently pursuing a PhD and/or pursuing advanced/postdoctoral research projects.

The ALMA Research Series thus benefits from exchange and discussion among many. In view of the current circumstances we are moving the series to a digital room, although this is not our preferred option.

The lectures take place on Thursdays from 12.30 – 2 pm via zoom - four times during term. Please register (name, first name, email address; at the bottom). You will receive a zoom link for participation.


These are the lectures of the winter term 2020/21

19th Nov 2020 Transnational Migrants Remittances and Social Development in Benin City, Nigeria   Paper by Uyi Benjamin Edegbe (sociology); Discussant: Julia Tischler (history)

17th Dec 2020 The Rural Rejuvenation Strategy: Power and Subordination in Chinas' Latest Rural Modernization Efforts   Paper by René Trappel, (sinology); Discussant: Sandra Destradi (political science)

21st Jan 2021 Being an Istanbulite: The Value of Resistance During a Time of Urban Governance Through Massive Projects     Paper by Ayşegül Can (urban studies), Discussant: Aylin de Tapia (islamic studies)  

18th Feb 2021 Law on Domestic Violence and Mapuche Justice. An analysis from decolonial feminism    Paper by Sheila Fernández Miguez (law), Discussant: Rosa Lehmann (social science)



Law on Domestic Violence and Mapuche Justice. An analysis from decolonial feminism; Paper by Sheila Fernández Miguez