Ulrike Capdepón

Ulrike Capdepon holds a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Hamburg (Germany, 2011). She is an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). After leaving the graduate school, she has been a Marie Curie-Fellow at the Center for Human Science and Humanities (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, an Otto-Bennmann Fellow at the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Konstanz in the European Research Council Project “Narratives of Terror and Disappearance in Argentina”. From 2014 to 2016, Dr. Capdepon was a DAAD Postdoctoral Research Scholar affiliated to the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) at Columbia University in New York City. Currently, she is a Visiting Faculty in the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS), Princeton University (USA).

Her research interests include Human Rights policies and memory studies in Latin America and Spain, as well as national and international prosecutions of human rights crimes and enforced disappearance. Capdepon has published widely about the politics of the past, especially in Latin America’s Southern Cone and Spain, for different academic audiences in English, German and Spanish. She is the author of the book From the Pinochet Case to the desaparecidos of the Spanish Civil War. Coming to terms with the dictatorships’ past and Human Rights Violations in Chile and Spain. [Vom Fall Pinochet zu den Verschwundenen des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges: Die Auseinandersetzung mit Diktatur und Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Chile und Spanien] (Global Studies, Transcript) and of a substantial number of research papers and book chapters.

 

Publications (selection)

Book

Vom Fall Pinochet zu den Verschwundenen des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges: Die Auseinandersetzung mit Diktatur und Menschenrechtsverletzungen in Chile und Spanien [From the Pinochet Case to the desaparecidos of the Spanish Civil War. Coming to Terms with the Dictatorships’ Past and Human Rights Violations in Chile and Spain]. PhD publication. Global Studies, Transcript: Bielefeld, pp. 376, 2015.

Review Articles

“Die juristische Aufarbeitung der franquistischen Verbrechen in Argentinien: Von der Straflosigkeit zur universellen Gerichtsbarkeit.” [Coming to Terms with the Franco Crimes in Argentina. From Impunity to Universal Jurisdiction]. In: Informationen. Wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift des Studienkreises Deutscher Widerstand, Spanischer Bürgerkrieg. Geschichte und Gegenwart, No. 83, p. 7-11, 2016.

“Dictatorship and Human Rights Violations in Latin America. Coming to Terms with the Past in Chile and Argentina”. In: Art & Thought, Fikrun Wa Fann. Cultural Magazine for the Dialogue with the Arabic World (Journal of the Goethe-Institute) Special Issue on “Coming to Terms with the Past”, No. 98, p. 31-36, January 2013 (also published in Arabic and Farsi), online:https://www.znf.uni-hamburg.de/media/documents/peacebuilding/fruehere-semester/2013-friedensbildung-praesentationen-19122013-spaete-gerechtigkeit-text.pdf

“The Influence of Human Rights Discourses and Practices from the Southern Cone on the Confrontation with the Franco Dictatorship in Spain.” In: Human Security Perspectives, No. 1, p. 84-90, October 2011, online:

http://www.hs-perspectives.etc-graz.at/typo3/fileadmin/user_upload/ETC-Hauptseite/human_security/hs-perspectives/pdffiles/issue1_2011/CAPDEPON_Artikel.pdf

“Der öffentliche Umgang mit der Franco-Diktatur in Spanien” [Public Remembrance of the Franco Dictatorship in Spain]. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ), Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, No. 36, p. 33-38, September 2010, online: http://www.bpb.de/publikationen/H4P8MZ,0,Der_%F6ffentliche_Umgang_mit_der_FrancoDiktatur.html

“Die Verschwundenen des Spanischen Bürgerkriegs: Zwischen globalen Normen und lokalen Erinnerungsdiskursen” [The Disappeared from the Spanish Civil War: Between Global Norms and Local Memory Discourses]. In: WeltTrends. Zeitschrift für internationale Politik, No. 68, pp. 13-18, September 2009.

“La memoria de la Guerra Civil española a los setenta años de su comienzo” [The Memory of the Spanish Civil War Sixty Years After its Beginning]. In: Iberoamericana. América Latina–España–Portugal, No. 25, pp. 184-189, May 2007, online:

http://www.iai.spk-berlin.de/fileadmin/dokumentenbibliothek/Iberoamericana/2007/Nr_25/25_Capdepon.pdf

Book Chapters

“The Selectivity of Universal Jurisdiction: The History of Transnational Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America and Spain.” In: Quataert, Jean H./Wildenthal, Lora (eds.): The History of Human Rights, Routledge Edited Volume: New York (forthcoming).

“Memorias familiares, identidades reprimidas y la vida política de los cadáveres: El significado actual de las narrativas de parentesco en las exhumaciones de la Guerra Civil española” [Family Memories, Repressed Identities and the Political Life of Dead Bodies. The Current Significance of Kinship Narratives at Exhumations from the Spanish Civil War]. In: Gatti, Gabriel/Mahlke, Kirsten (eds.): Víctimas, sangre y filiación en contextos culturales ibérico(americano)s [Victims, Blood and Filiation in Ibero(American) Contexts]. Verfuert, Iberoamericana: Frankfurt a. M. (forthcoming).

“La ‘Querella Argentina’ y la represión franquista: memorias locales, procesos de justicia transnacionales y ‘efectos rebote’”, In: Winter, Ulrich (ed.): Transiciones  democráticas en la península ibérica y el Cono Sur. La emergencia de espacios transnacionales de memoria. Topos, conceptos y discursos [Democratic Transitions in the Iberian Peninsula and the Southern Cone. The Emergence of Transnational Memory Spaces]. Peter Lang, Estudios hispánicos en el contexto global: Frankfurt a.  M. (forthcoming).

“Spaniens Übergang zur Demokratie und Westintegration: Von der ausbleibenden

Auseinandersetzung der Franco-Diktatur zur Abkehr vom Transitionskonsens.

[Spains Transition to Democracy and Integration to Europe. From a Lack of Official Politics of Coming to Terms with the Past to a Rejections of the Transition Consensus]. In: Ganzemüller, Jörg (ed.): Diktatur und Diktaturüberwindung in Spanien, Portugal und Griechenland [Overcoming Dictatorships in Spain, Portugal, and Greece], Böhlau: Weimar/Berlin (forthcoming).

“La representación del Holocausto en libros escolares de historia chilenos, españoles y argentinos: ¿Hacia la inscripción en un marco universal de los Derechos Humanos?” [Holocaust Representations in Chilean, Spanish and Argentinean Textbooks: Towards a Global Framework of Universal Human Rights?] In: Fracapane, Karel (ed.): La enseñanza del Holocausto en América Latina. Los desafíos para educadores y legisladores [Holocaust Education in Latin America. Challenges for Educators and Legislators], UNESCO: Paris, p. 174-183, 2017, online: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002531/253183s.pdf

“Von Nürnberg nach Madrid? Transnationale Vergangenheitspolitik und universelle Gerichtsbarkeit zur juristischen Auseinandersetzung mit der Franco-Diktatur” [From Nuremberg to Madrid? Transnational Politics with the Past and Coming to Terms with the Franco Dictatorship Through Universal Jurisdiction].  In: Ganzemüller, Jörg (ed.): Recht und Gerechtigkeit. Die strafrechtliche Aufarbeitung der Diktaturen in Europa: Böhlau Editorial. Weimar/Berlin, p. 231-251, 2017.

“Transitional Justice in Spanien [Transitional Justice in Spain].” In: Mihr, Anja/Pickel, Gert/Pickel, Susanne (eds.): Transitional Justice Handbook, Springer Editorial: Berlin/Heidelberg, p. 1-20, 2016.

“Del ‘caso Pinochet’ a los desaparecidos de la Guerra Civil: La influencia de los discursos sobre los Derechos Humanos del Cono Sur en el debate español sobre el pasado franquista (1998-2012)” [From the Pinochet Case to the Disappeared of the Spanish Civil War. The Influence of Human Rights Discourses from the Southern Cone on the Spanish Debate about the Franco past]. In: Macé, Jean François/Martínez Zauner, Mario (eds.): Pasados de violencia política. Memoria, discurso y puesta en escena [Pasts of Political Violence. Memory, Discourse and Performance], Anexo editorial: Madrid, p. 257-279, 2016.

“Vom ‚Fall Pinochet’ zum ‚Fall Garzón‘. Der Einfluss von Menschenrechtsdiskursen aus dem Cono Sur auf die Auseinandersetzung mit der Franco-Diktatur in Spanien” [From the Pinochet Case to the Garzón Case. The influence of Human Rights Discourses from the Southern Cone for Memory Politics in Spain]. In: Halbmayer, Ernst/Karl, Sylvia (eds.): Die erinnerte Gewalt. Postkonfliktdynamiken in Lateinamerika [Remembered Violence. Post Conflict Dynamics in Latin America], Global Studies, Transcript, Bielefeld, p. 277-300, 2012.

Book Reviews 

“Surviving Forced Disappearance in Argentina and Uruguay. Identity and Meaning”, Gabriel Gatti, Palgrave Macmillan, New York (2014). In: Human Rights Quarterly, John Hopkins University Press, Cincinnati, Vol. 39, No. 1, p. 478-480, 2017.

“The Past Below Ground. Contemporary Exhumations of the Spanish Civil War”, Francisco Ferrándiz, Anthropos Editorial, Barcelona, Spain (2014). In: Revista de Dialectología y Tradiciones Populares, Madrid, CSIC, Vol. 70, No. 2, p. 571-573, 2015. Also published online at ISHR, Columbia University:  http://historicaldialogues.org/2015/06/29/book-review-el-pasado-bajo-tierra-exhumaciones-contemporaneas-de-la-guerra-civil/

“Entre historias y memorias. Los desafíos metodológicos del legado reciente en América Latina”, Maria Rosaria Stabili (ed.). In: Lateinamerika Analysen (Hamburg, GIGA), No. 18, p. 240-243, 2007.

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