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How does the intimate configure and how is it in turn animated by violent politics? During this event Professor Steffen Jensen will present a talk titled "The violence of intimate politics: Reflections from Manila and Cape Town".

Detail Summary
Date 22 October 2018
Time 15:00 - 17:00
Location Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)


How does the intimate configure and how is it in turn animated by violent politics? With an empirical point of departure in the war on drugs in Manila and contentious urban politics and gang war in Cape Town the paper will try to situate the production of intimate relations in violent political processes to conceptually explore and understand how urban residents survive and do politics.

About the speaker

Steffen Jensen is a Professor at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus in the Department of Culture and Global Studies as well as a Senior Researcher at DIGNITY-The Danish Institute Against Torture. He holds a degree in International Development Studies and is specialized in the interdisciplinary study of rural and urban development issues, including those relating to conflict and state and non-state violence, justice, local politics, human rights and issues of inequality. Of particular interest are issues around torture and ill-treatment as well as forms of displacement and stuckness. 

Admission and organisation

All are welcome to the lecture. Please let us know if you are planning to come by sending an email to This lecture is organized by Professor Rivke Jaffe in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Studies.

Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)
Roeterseilandcampus - building B/C/D (entrance B/C)

Room Room C2.01

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