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Michèle Kretschel

Research assistant in the sub-project "Mobilization of Law through/ as Collectivization? Antidiscrimination and Equality Law as Institutional and Political Practice" at the Institute of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

My research is concerned with the practical mobilization of law in the everyday experiences of equal-rights and anti-discrimination campainers. It is exciting to observe how not only the classical ways of strategic litigation come into focus. With a broad understanding of legal practices, it becomes clear how multifaceted legal-political action is and how the fact of knowing and being able to use law shapes the political agenda of associations and political bodies. For me, participating in the research project means experiencing the encounter between activists, administrative actors, and academia, and thus learning about engaged, collaborative research in action.