PUBLICATIONS







As a researcher and social critic, I welcome the commissioning of pieces to be written for/about you and your work/institution. I am more than interested in expanding my writing (skills) in the rubrics of “book review essays”, “movie reviews” and academic-inspired “public policy papers”. The goal is to work against the eclipsing of “information” with “knowledge” in an age of information overflow and bring back critical academic scrutiny, yet in an accessible writing style and manner.
My angle stems from a critical theory and a radical feminist perspective. In terms of methodology I am firmly rooted in what anthropologists call “researching up to power” as well as “researching home”.
Please view the description of the different categories that I am interested in in the relevant sections below. If you are interested in commissioning a commentary on your/ someone else’s work, or have a specially tailored request, please get in touch through the contact page with the title (i.e. “book review essay”) in your headline and some background information for me to get back to you in time.




Books:

(Under Review) 
Seducation

more projects to be announced soon

Peer Reviewed
Journal Articles:

Spring 2021 under review:  
Settler Colonial Realities - Some Notes on Organizing between Activism and Academia in: Special Issue of Feminist Formations, „Time, Urgency, and Collaboration in the Corporate University“, eds by Fatima El-Tayeb and Maria Stehle, John Hopkins University Press.

2020
Fighting Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Germany ︎
Islamophobia Studies Journal 5, no. 2, pp. 249-66. 

(2014/15)
A Chronicle of A Disappearance Mapping the Figure of the Muslim in Berlin’s Verfassungsschutz Reports (2002-2009) ︎
Islamophobia Studies Journal, Fall Issue, pp. 114-142.


2010
A gendered movement for liberation: Hamas's women's movement and nation building in contemporary Palestine  ︎
Contemporary Arab Affairs, 3:1, 21-37.


Book Chapters (refereed):

Forthcoming spring 2021
Reading Alana Lentin in Germany:
Revenge-binds, Race, and the Figure of the Palestinian in Contemproary Germany
In: Bocco, R. and I., Saïd, „Decolonising the Question of Palestine“, IL PONTE Publishing.


February 2020
Il 'diritto di recar danno' contro il diritto di boicottare? ︎In: Palestinesi, L. Binni, R. Bocco, W. Dahmash, B. Gagliardi (eds.), special issue of 'Il Ponte' (Florence), VOL. LXXVI, n°1, Jan.-Febr. 2020, pp. 352-368.


2015 Zülfukar Çetin im Gespräch mit Anna-E. Younes:
Die Anderen der Anderen:
Antisemitismus und antimuslimischer Rassismus in Deutschland heute ︎in: Gespräche über Rassismus - Perspektiven & Widerstände. (2015) Zülfukar Çetin und Savaş Taş (Hg.). Berlin: Yılmaz-Güney Verlag.




Book Review Essays:

I define “Book Review Essays” as essay-style pieces that look at the work in question in its (from my point of view) broader social environment highlighting why it is relevant to think through/with said piece. My essays speak to academically inspired thought, social (mainstream) relevance, and questions of power. In particular, I am interested in work that speaks to questions revolving around psychoanalytic inquiry, race, colonialism, sexuality, and popular culture with geopolitical knowledge of Germany/ Europe, Palestine/Israel, North America. Its goal is to bring a specific topic or question to a non-expert public audience based on the work in question, which I will use as a stand-in for the topic/question at hand. In such essays, I aim to explain complex topics to readers by contextualizing how the book/movie engages with historical and social questions. With an empathetic critique I examine all sides of a work and its role in contributing to public discourse.

2021 
Good jews/bad jews: thingified semites? ︎
In: Symposium: Alana Lentin's Why Race Still Matters. Ethnic and Racial Studies.


2021
Reading Alana Lentin in Germany:
Revenge-binds and Race in Contemproary Germany
In: Bocco, Riccardo and Said, Ibrahim, „Decolonising the Question of Palestine“, IL PONTE Publishing (forthcoming).


2016

Don't Shoot, I can Tell you a Joke ︎
Book Review of Sayed Kashua's "Native". In: Kalimat Magazine – Culture, Online, June 2016.  
 

 

Movie Reviews:

A “Movie Review” as an essay-style piece also looks at the work in question in its (from my point of view) broader social environment highlighting why it is relevant to think through/with said piece. My reviews speak to academically inspired thought, social (mainstream) relevance, and questions of power. In particular, I am interested in work that speaks to questions revolving around psychoanalytic inquiry, race, colonialism, sexuality, and popular culture with geopolitical knowledge of Germany/ Europe, Palestine/ Israel, North America. Its goal is to bring a narrative or social question to a non-expert public audience based on the work in question which I will use as a stand-in for the topic/question at hand. In such reviews, I aim to explain complex topics to readers by contextualizing how the book/movie engages with historical and social questions. With an empathetic critique I examine all sides of a work and its role in contributing to public discourse.

(2021)

"Inglorious Basterds" and History as Revenge (Movie) Fantasy. 
In: Social Text Periscope, Special Issue on “Revenge Cultures” curated by Max Haiven.


(2010)

Women without Men ︎  
Erschienen in [dī.wān] Dezember 2010.



(2010)
Neukölln mal ganz Multikulti:
Eine kulturkritische Betrachtung zum Film ‚Life is a battle’ aka ‘Neukölln Unlimited‘ ︎
Erschienen in [dī.wān] Juni 2010. Online.


Other journal publications
(non-refereed):

2021
Antisemitism, Anti-Racism, and the Holocaust in Germany: A Discussion Between Susan Neiman and Anna-Esther Younes.  ︎
In: Journal of Genocide Research, April 2021. 


2020
Une guerre allemande contre l’antisémitisme? ︎
In: Contretemps, Revue de Critique Communiste, May 2020


2018 
Zur Kritik westlicher Antisemitismusdiskurse ︎
In: INAMO, „Antisemitismusdiskurse“, eds. Anna-Esther Younes, et. all.


2013
Eine Einleitung zum Thema Rassismus und Justiz ︎
In: Rassismus und Justiz, Broschüre zur politische Bildungsarbeit, Migrationsrat Berlin-Brandenburg, Seiten 4-9.

 


Public Policy Publications:

My public policy works are intended to bridge academic debates with topics in contemporary politics, merging academically inspired thought with contemporary policy commentary. I have extensive expertise in the topics of race/racism,  gender, class, nationalism, sexuality, and colonialism. My work is predominantly defined by an anthropological inquiry into “researching-up” to power structures, rather than researching down (i.e.: social empowerment of women, refugees, people of color).

2019
Islamophobia in Germany: National Report 2018  ︎
In: Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2018, Istanbul, SETA


2018
Islamophobia in Germany: National Report 2017  ︎
In: Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2017, Istanbul, SETA, 2018 

2016 
Islamophobia in Germany: National Report 2015  ︎
In: Enes Bayraklı & Farid Hafez, European Islamophobia Report 2015, Istanbul, SETA, 2016



Interviews with Public Figures:

2014
The Minds of Others: An interview with Max Blumenthal ︎
In: Mondoweiss, online, November 25th, 2014

2014
Die Gedanken der Anderen: Interview mit Max Blumenthal ︎
In: Sozialistische Zeitung


2012
Philo- and Anti-Semitism in Germany: Interview with Gilbert Achcar  ︎
In: Jadaliyya, June 28th, 2012 


2012
Die Individualisierung von Glück ist ein Teil der Macht, die Glück über uns hat ︎
Interview with Sara Ahmed. In: Freitext, Gesellschaftsmagazin, 04/2012. 


2010
Maskulinität existiert nicht nur zwischen Mann und Frau: 
Pinar Selek im Gespräch ︎
Erschienen in [dī.wān] Heft 9/Juni 2010


2010
Verqueerte Identitäten – Interview mit Koray Yilmaz-Günay ︎
GLADT, Berlin. Erschienen in [dī.wān] Dezember 2009


2008
Unsere Kritik hat nichts geändert – Es wurde immer schlimmer!
Interview mit Amira Hass 
Erschienen in [dī.wān] Heft 7/Juli 2009 


2008
Things Only Got Worse
Interview with Amira Hass
 ︎ English    ︎ Spanish 

2007
Araber_Jude_Israeli“ – Interview mit dem ehemaligen israelischen Black Panther Ruven Abergjil  ︎
Eine
gekürzte Version erschien erstmals in [dī.wān] Heft 4/Dezember 2007. 


Media Work

2021   
TiG 02 - Biodeutsch - Anna-Esther Younes  ︎
In: TiG - This is Germany (Video contribution)

2016
Normen Dekonstruiert - Judith Butler turns 60  ︎
In: Junge Welt, February 26th 2016. P. 16. 

2014 
Die Banalität des Bösen. Nahost-Konflikt, Rassismus und Deutschland
In: Migazin, online. 28.07.2014.

2008
Besuch aus Israel. Mauergemurmel
In: taz, 23.05.2008, S. 24. ︎


Radio and
TV Talk Shows

2015
Die Konflikte im Nahen Osten – komplex, gefährlich, unlösbar?" Diskussionsrunde in der Urania, Berlin. 08.02.2015 im Inforadio des RBB ausgestrahlt.

2014
Israel - Gaza: The Hour of the Extremists?”, Deutsche Welle/ DW, Quadriga. 24.07.2014 (in English).  ︎


Newspaper Interviews

2021
Schwarz, weiß, "transracial": Wenn man sich Identität aneignet  ︎
Anika Dang and Noura Maan, In: Der Standard.at, August 16th, 2021

2019
Ich weiss nicht, ob es einen Kapitalismus ohne Rassismus geben kann  ︎
Fabian Goldmann, In: Telepolis, November 22nd, 2019

2017
Geschichtslos und gesichtslos? Berlin mit einem palästinensischen Kulturfestival  ︎
Ruth Fruchtman. In: Kunst und Kultur, Januar 2017 

2016
Are litmus tests on culture spreading from Israel to Berlin? by Inna Michaeli ︎
In: +972 Magazine October 25, 2016.

2015
Talking Feminism #6 Anna Younes  ︎
Mai Yufani, Reboot.fm  (2015-10-10) 

2014
Antisemitismus - Die Jugendlichen fühlen sich nicht verstanden  ︎
Von Sybille Biermann, Migazin, 23.09.2014 

2016
“After the Last Sky” festival in Berlin, a window to the rich variety of the Palestinian narrative ︎
By Rasha Hilwi, Schloss Solitude / Schloss-Post 



Radio interviews and Podcasts:

2015
Talking Feminism #6 Anna Younes  ︎
Mai Yufani, Reboot.fm  (2015-10-10)


Documentary Movie



2008
Der Andere im Augenblick (The Other In a Snatch) ︎
War photographers in Germany and Palestine and Susan Sontag’s philosophy of Photography and “Regarding the Pain of Others”. Screening and discussions at the HU Berlin and at the Film Museum Frankfurt, where the movie is archived as well.