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Window on Wrocław

Signs, text, graffiti, posters, and murals in Wrocław’s public spaces.

Wrocławianie

People in Wrocław.

Wiosna / Spring

Wrocław in the Springtime.

Wrocław reopens

It has been an unusual year to do research abroad, as I have spent most of my time in Poland inside my own apartment, “Zoomed out” in front of a computer screen. Travel long remained restricted, restaurants and bars were closed, and public spaces felt risky due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spring 2021 felt like…
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Wrocławska zima / Wrocław Winter

Photos from the Winter in Wrocław, where I have been conducting a research project about the German-Polish border.

Jesień we Wrocławiu / Fall in Wrocław

Starting in September 2020, I moved for a year to Wrocław, Poland, to conduct research as part of my DAAD project, entitled “Working the Border: Policing Labor along the Polish-East German Border, 1980-1989.” Here are some of my first impressions of the city in Fall 2020.

Pracujący nad granicą: Kontrola Polek i Polaków zatrudnionych w NRD, 1980-1989

Prezentacja w seminarium naukowym Ośrodku Badań Regionalnych i Obszarów Pogranicza (OBROP) w Uniwersytecie Wrocławskim Pomimo, że NRD zdecydowało o zamknięciu granicy z PRL w 1980 r., a w kolejnym roku został w Polsce ogłoszony stan wojenny, tysiące Polek i Polaków nadal codziennie przekraczało granicę w latach osiemdziesiątych, żeby pracować we wschodnioniemieckich fabrykach. Dla nich praca…
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Working the Border: Policing Labor along the Polish-East German Border, 1980-1989

Project outline presented for DAAD PRIME seminar in Bonn. See also the page devoted to this research project.

« L’électro-fascisme n’a pas de frontière ! » : Histoire croisée du mouvement anti-nucléaire en France et en RFA, 1968-1981

Présentation à L’Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), dans le cadre du séminaire « Acteurs et mouvements sociaux », coordonné par Gerd-Rainer HORN, le 2 décembre 2019. Dans les années 1970, l’opposition à l’énergie nucléaire était un mouvement transnational, présent dans plusieurs pays dans le monde. Mais, pour les acteurs mobilisés à la base, qu’est-ce que…
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Review: Augustine, Taking on Technocracy

Reviewed for German Studies Review 44 (1), 2021 (pp. 208-210). Summary: Taking on Technocracy covers a broad range of developments in the domains of technology, policy, and protest, analyzing them with nuance in the different contexts of East and West Germany. For those wanting to understand why the issue of nuclear power has remained such…
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