Project Manager United Nations
Maria Theresia Starzmann holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Binghamton University and has more than ten years of active research experience. She joined the RLS–NYC team after completing a Volkswagen Fellowship at MoMA PS1. Maria’s work focuses on issues of civil and human rights, women’s rights, global politics, and a just socio-ecological transition. She has published extensively, including the co-edited volume Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting (2016), a compilation of multidisciplinary approaches to memory and restorative justice, which was nominated for the National Council on Public History Book Award.
The Mediterranean Migration Monologues (“Mittelmeer-Monologe”) tell the stories of Naomie from Cameroon and Yassin from Libya, who find themselves on a boat to Europe. It also tells of brutal coast guards, dubious sea rescue centers, and activists who fight against migrant deaths in the Mediterranean Sea.
The activists are part of the project Alarm Phone as well as the German non-governmental organization Sea-Watch. They convince coast guards to search after......
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