JIE will be the host program for the Columbia Alliance Doctoral Mobility grantee

JIE will be the host program for the Alliance Doctoral Mobility grantee, Nitous Anthousi. Under the supervision of Neni Panourgia, Anthousi will develop a project on comparative carcerality between Ellis Island and Leros (Greece). Her project will explore artistic practices framed by the experience of incarceration.

“There are two principal components to my research: The first draws from intellectual history, notably the work of Michel Foucault, Marc Augé, and Maurizio Lazzarato, to show that personal space is carved out of preexisting social spaces to create places of psychological well-being. […] The second part of my research will turn to novel heterotopias such as cyberspace.

“[…]This comparative lens applied to Ellis Island and Leros Island will constitute a meaningful intervention in the genealogy of the concept of folly, extending Hieronymus Bosch and Foucault’s thought to show that the exclusionary gesture has become increasingly institutional
as national narratives gain traction in popular discourse,” says Anthousi.