Police Violence: Public Research Colloquium

TraCe event with Ariadne Natal

The two-day event “Police Violence: Public Research Colloquium” combines different perspectives on internal structures of police violence, police violence and protest as well as perspectives of people and groups affected by police violence.

The event will kick off with the screening of the film “Ultraviolence” on January 25th, a film about families in the UK whose family members were killed by the police, followed by three panel discus­sions on January 26th. PRIF's Ariadne Natal will present “The Dynamics of Police Lethality in Brazil: Patterns and Influencesas part of panel 3.


When: 25.01.2023, 18:00 - 20:30 & 26.01.2023, 10:00 - 17:00

Where: Deutscher Sprachatlas Vortrags­saal 001, Pilgrimstein 16, 35032 Marburg

No pre-regisration required. For further infor­mation, visit TraCe's official website



25.01.2023 | 18:00 - 20:30

  • Film Screening of the movie “Ultraviolence” and discussion with the director Ken Fero 

26.01.2023 | 10:00 - 17:00

  • Panel 1: internal structures and police violence
    • Laila Abdul-Rahman (Goethe University Frankfurt): Assessing and Handling of Excessive use of Force
    • Jan Beek (Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz): Police Officers‘ Dilemmas in Violent Interactions

  • Panel 2: police violence and protest
    • Emmanuel Schlichter (Green Legal Impact): Concerning Develop­ments of Repression against the Climate Movement
    • Beate Streicher (Amnesty International): Human Rights Standards for Protest Policing

  • Panel 3: perspectives of people and groups affected by police violence
    • Azadeh Akbari (University of Twente): Resistance against State Surveillance: The Case of Iran
    • Sonja John (Berlin School of Economics and Law): Death in Custody and Matters of Account­ability for Next of Kin
    • Ariadne Natal (PRIF): The Dynamics of Police Lethality in Brazil: Patterns and Influences


The event is organized by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Mariel Reiss of the Research Center “Transformations of Political Violence” (TraCe).