Sabine Damir-Geilsdorf is part of the interdisciplinary research group “Migration and Labour” at the Global South Studies Center (University of Cologne, Germany).
Stephan Milich teaches modern Arabic culture and Islamic studies at the University of Cologne. His research interests include contemporary Arabic poetry and prose, culture and ideology as well as representations and concepts of exile and trauma in Arabic literature. He has published widely on modern Arab poetry and translated a number of literary works by contemporary Arab authors such as Mahmoud Darwish, Mohammed Bennis, Rosa Yassin Hassan into German. He currently works on representations of trauma in contemporary Arabic prose with a special interest in `trauma politics' as well as on German orientalism and `orient politics' in WWI.