Dr. Mark E. Simon

Mark Simon is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology.

His research projects are focused on the issues of governmentality of migration policies, political accommodation of diversity and artistic self-expressions of migrants in European and post-Soviet contexts. In 2018-2019, he conducted a comparative study on theatrical productions in Berlin and Moscow featuring artists with migration experience. In 2019-2022, he led a research project dedicated to cultural activism of migrants from Central Asia in four large Russian cities.

Under his research fellowship at the Institute, he is exploring the political expressions of artists in exile who reside in Germany.

Selected Publications