People

Dr. Veronica Ferreri

Affiliated Researcher

Phone: +49-(0)30-80307-113
Regional focus: Arab world, especially Syria
Dr. Veronica Ferreri
Dr. Veronica Ferreri

Positions

2018
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
2015-2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant at SOAS, University of London

Degree/Education

2018
PhD in Politics, SOAS - University of London
2011 - 2012
MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies, SOAS - University of London
2008 - 2011
MA in “Southwest Asia: language, culture and institutions”, Cà Foscari University, Venice
2009 - 2010
Research-oriented programme in Arabic. Institut Francais du Proche-Orient in association (IFPO), Damascus. Advanced Level
2004 - 2008
BA in Arabic language and Anthropology, University of Genoa, Genoa

Publications

Book Reviews

Review Essay: “Violence and Ideology in Contemporary Syria: Salwa Ismail’s The Rule of Violence and Lisa Wedeen’s Authoritarian Apprehension”. DAVO Journal 50/51. December 2021. Available at https://davo1.de/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/DAVO-Nachrichten-Bd.-50_51-komplett.pdf

“A Review of Heather Johnson’s Borders, Asylum and Global Non-Citizenship. The Other Side of the Fence”. Nordic Journal of Migration Research 2016:1, pp.69-70.

“Review of Anna Tuckett’s Rules, Paper and Status: Migrants and Precarious Bureaucracy in Contemporary Italy”. AllegraLaboratory [under revision]

Online Publications

Lange K., Ferreri V., Joris L., Hussein J., Alkan H., Jurkieewicz S., Ullrich S., Kadino A., Abdulaziz R., Ortlieb F., (2021) Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begengnungen Zwischen Syrien und Deutschland. Digital Exhibition. Berlin: Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Available at https://anfaenge-erinnerungen.zmo.de/

Ferreri V., Musallam F., Parry-Davies E. and Plachta N. (2021) “Collaboration and Creativity” in Musallam F. and Zagaria V. (eds) “Reflections on Political Engagement” Thematic Thread, AllegraLaboratory.net. Available at https://allegralaboratory.net/politicalengagement-collaboration-and-creativity/

Avis M., Ferreri V., Musallam F., Parry-Davies E. and Zagaria V. (2021) “Artefacts and Repertoires” in Musallam F. and Zagaria V. (eds) “Reflections on Political Engagement” Thematic Thread, AllegraLaboratory.net. Available at https://allegralaboratory.net/politicalengagements-artefacts-and-repertoires/

Zagaria V., Ferreri V., Gökmenoglu B., Noula E. (2021) “Defiant Engagements” in Musallam F. and Zagaria V. (eds) “Reflections on Political Engagement” Thematic Thread, AllegraLaboratory.net. Available at https://allegralaboratory.net/politicalengagement-collaboration-and-creativity/

“Das Leben der Papiere in Syrien [The life of Documents in Syria]” in Lange K. et al. (2021) Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begengnungen Zwischen Syrien und Deutschland. Digital Exhibition. Berlin: Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Available at https://anfaenge-erinnerungen.zmo.de/ausstellungsraeume/buerokratie/papiere-in-syrien/

“Das Leben der Papiere in Deutschland [The life of Documents in Germany]” in Lange K. et al. (2021) Anfänge und Erinnerungen: Verbindungen und Begengnungen Zwischen Syrien und Deutschland. Digital Exhibition. Berlin: Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient. Available at https://anfaenge-erinnerungen.zmo.de/ausstellungsraeume/buerokratie/papiere-in-deutschland/

Ferreri V. (2022), “The Might-Have-Been: Archive as Endless Possibility” in Akhvlediani N., Busch B., Duca D., Ferreri V., Kraus I., Tsou T., Volz J. and von Wedel M (eds) ‘A Could-be Manifesto for Hedonistic Archives’ in The Whole Life Academy, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Available at https://wholelife.hkw.de/a-could-be-manifesto-for-hedonistic-archives/

The wondrous life of legal documents. Transformations and continuities in the encounter of Syrian papers with German bureaucracy, In: ZMO Working Papers, 31, 12p, Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin, 2022.

Talks

12/03/2019
“Tasharrud as a State of Permanent Loss“, Tufts University, Boston
26/10/2018
“Tasharrud as a State of Permanent Loss“, Forum “Revisiting Archive in the Aftermath of Revolution”. Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Berlin.
06/12/2017
“Fear, Apathy and the New Order of Things. Displaced Syrians and the Reconfiguration of the Asylum Regime in Lebanon”. Seminar Series, Centre for Diaspora and Migration Studies, SOAS - University of London
29/11/2016
“Ordering the Syrian Displacement: Dispossession and the Power of Documents”. Graduate Migration Research Seminar Series. University of Cambridge.

Teaching Activities

2015 - 2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant. Dept. of Politics, SOAS

Awards

2015 - 2016
Bucerius PhD Fellowship, Trajectories of Change Programme. Die Zeit Stiftung.
2014
Doctoral Research Fellowship, Orient-Institut Beirut - Max Weber Stiftung.

Memberships

  • Middle East Studies Association

Languages

  • Italian: native speaker
  • English: full fluency
  • Arabic: advanced level
  • German: basic