Participatory Privacy in Contemporary German Culture


ACLS Project Development Grants


German and Russian Studies


The rise of mass surveillance in the twenty-first century has challenged traditional notions of privacy. “Participatory Privacy in Contemporary German Culture” argues that notions of privacy have not disappeared or atrophied, but rather adapted to the new cultural, political, and legal contexts of the digital age. Through the lens of artistic expressions, the project develops an understanding of privacy as both a tool of collective self-protection and a means of resistance against everyday mass surveillance. The grant will support the manuscript’s development during the fall of 2021.