Anja Sunhyun Michaelsen

Photograph: Julianne Chua

is a postdoctoral scholar in the ERC Consolidator Grant Project “Tales of the Diasporic Ordinary” at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, within which she works on the project An Archive of Empty Spaces. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from Ruhr-University Bochum. Prior to her position at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, with a project on postmigrant film and video (2018-2020) and at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung (2021-2022). Her research focuses on representations of (post-)colonial trauma, historical archives and minority historiography, as well as queer and ordinary reparative practices.

Latest publications include: Refuge and Reparative Practice. Studium Generale Reader. Amsterdam: Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2023, assembled with Amelia Groom; “Girlfriends 1973.” The Wall Between Us. (Be)Longing, Repair and Its Politics of Affects. Eds. Cecilia Bien, Elena Agudio, Thi Minh Huyen Nguyen (Hg.): Berlin: Archive Books, 2022. 114-126; “Reparative Reenactments: Ming Wongs Lerne deutsch mit Petra von Kant (2007) und Cana Bilir-Meiers This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past (2019).” Queeres Kino / Queere Ästhetiken als Dokumentationen des Prekären. Eds. Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky and Philipp Hanke. Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2021. 199-223; “‘Locked out in Nature.’ Films on the European Asylum System, Latent Violence, and Ghosts.” Weathering: Ecologies of Exposure. Eds. Christoph Holzhey and Arnd Wedemeyer. Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2020. 207-225.


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2023-01-25 | Posted by Alexis Mertens