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About Chowra Makaremi

Chowra Makaremi is an anthropologist and tenured research scholar at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. Her research focuses on security, migration control, the anthropology of law and the state, and postrevolutionary violence in Iran.

Articles by Chowra Makaremi

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Aziz’s notebook: transmitting the memory of violence

A granddaughter discovers her grandfather's notebook years after the political massacres that stole her mother and aunt. Beginning as a testimony of loss, it becomes an obsession to leave a trace against silence and denial. From States of Impunity.

States of impunity

openSecurity's new series explores how the violence of state crimes endures. How and when does the fight against impunity open up an arena for action and change?

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