Author Archives: Charles Heller

About Charles Heller

Charles Heller is a researcher and filmmaker currently based in Geneva, conducting a postdoctoral research supported by the Swiss National Fund (SNF).

The Mediterranean Mobility Conflict: Violence and anti-Violence at the Borders of Europe

This post is part of a series on politics in the face of death. For an introduction and links to the other posts, please see here. The ongoing, large-scale death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea has come to play a central role in the politics of migration and borders. The disturbing presence of bodies washed ashore after a shipwreck, as well as the haunting absence of those who have been swallowed by the depths of the sea, have crystallized ongoing political debates in ambivalent Continue reading →