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About Kirsten Forkert

Kirsten Forkert is a researcher and activist. She is a senior lecturer in the School of Media at Birmingham City University. She is currently working on a book on the cultural politics of austerity entitled Austerity as Public Mood, and is also researching responses to the refugee crisis through a collaborative project entitled Conflict, Memory Displacement ( She is involved with Birmingham Asylum and Refugee Association.

Articles by Kirsten Forkert

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