© Sonja John 2019 Contact: sonja @ sonjajohn.de (without blanks) RESEARCH FOCI Indigeneity, Intersectionality, Incarceration, Peace, Democracy Regions: Germany, Lakota Makoce, Ethiopia PUBLICATIONS Books Sonja John (2016): Steherrennen. Die Schrittmacherszene im Porträt. Bielefeld. Infos   Claudia Ulbrich, Sonja John und Harald Weishaupt (2014): Demokratie als Lebensform. Grundkurs für Demokratieberater_innen. Halle.  Sonja John (2011): Enacting Empowerment. Implications from the Oglala Oyate Woitancan Empowerment Zone. Berlin. Infos    Sonja John (2007): 30 Jahre Berlin. 18 echte Berliner erzählen aus ihrer Geschichte. Berlin. Infos   Sonja John (2000): Oglala Tawooyake. Oyate Tawooyake Omnaye Wanji Oglala Yatipi Lel Cinpi. Kyle, SD. Infos   Edited Volumes Sonja John, Dagnachew Assefa und BushaTaa (eds.) (2017): Cultures of Democracy in Ethiopia. From Theory to Lived Experiences. Addis Abeba. Read:   Sonja John (ed.) (2012): Bohumil Pavlicek. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag des Radsporttrainers. Berlin. Infos   Book Chapters in Peer-Reviewed Volumes Sonja John (2020): Die Eliminierung der ‘Anderen‘. Indigener Femizid durch Inhaftierung als Herrschaftsmittel. In: Heike Mauer und Johanna Leinius (Hg.): Intersektionale und postkolonial- feministische Perspektiven als Mittel politikwissenschaftlicher Macht- und Herrschaftskritik. Leverkusen. (under review). Sonja John (202): Empowerment und Ownership. Zum Aufbau eines Deutsch-Programms an der Gonder University. In: Subject of German, Department of European and Oriental Language (Hg.): Auf Reisen mit Deutsch und für Deutsch. Eine Festschrift für Prof. Manuel Muranga. Makerere, Uganda. (in print). Sonja John (2018): From Warrior to Soldier? Lakota Veterans on Military Valor. In: Simon Wendt (ed.): Warring over Valor. How Race and Gender Shaped American Military Heroism in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. New Brunswick, 165-181. Read:   Sonja John (2018): Orality Overwritten. Power Relations in Textualization. In: Sebastian Fink, Martin Lang and Manfred Schretter (eds.): Mehrsprachigkeit. Vom alten Orient bis zum Esperanto. Münster, 73- 103. Read:   Sonja John (2017): Indigenize Democracy. Public Reasoning and Participation as Democratic Foundation. In: Sonja John, Dagnachew Assefa und Busha Taa (eds.): Cultures of Democracy in Ethiopia. From Theory to Lived Experiences. Addis Abeba, 20-35. Read:   Nigisti Gebreslassie und Sonja John (2017): Hope for Tomorrow through Street Children Dialogue. In: Sonja John, Dagnachew Assefa und BushaTaa (eds.): Cultures of Democracy in Ethiopia. From Theory to Lived Experiences. Addis Abeba, 65-70. Read:   Dagnachew Assefa, Busha Taa und Sonja John (2017): Introduction. In: Sonja John, Dagnachew Assefa und Busha Taa (eds.): Cultures of Democracy in Ethiopia. From Theory to Lived Experiences. Addis Abeba, 1- 5. Read:   Sonja John (2017): „Wakening”. Political Potential of Weetigo Narratives. In: Robert Rebitsch, Fritz Pöhl und Sebastian Fink (eds.): Die Konstruktion des Kannibalen zwischen Fiktion und Realität. Wiesbaden, 267- 285. Infos►. Read: .  Sonja John (2012): “Die Säcke kriege ich!” In: Sonja John (ed.): Bohumil Pavlicek. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag des Radsporttrainers. Berlin, 78-80. Infos ►  Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals Sonja John (2020): Peace in Ethiopia. The Wolkait Case under Constitutional Law. In: Journal of Asian and African Studies. Special issue: Ethiopia in Transition. (under review) Sonja John (2020): Elimination of the ‘Other.’ Incarceration as Genocidal Practice In: Zeitschrift für Kanada- Studien. (in print) Sonja John (2019): Verfassungsreform im Oglala Sioux Tribe. Dekolonisierung oder Rekolonisierung? In: AmerIndian Research 14/2, no. 52, 82-92. Read:   Sonja John (2018): Clown for Change. Cartoonist Marty Two Bulls as a Modern Heyoka. In: Ethiopian Journal of Social Sciences 4/2, 1-20. Read:   Sonja John (2018): Die Entlassung politischer Gefangener und relativer Frieden in Äthiopien: In: Femina Politica. Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft 1/2018, 141-145. https://doi.org/10.3224/feminapolitica.v27i1.16. Read:   Sonja John (2015): Johnny Depp on a Happiness Mission in Wounded Knee. In: Ethiopian Renaissance Journal of Social Science and the Humanities 2/2, 3-17. Read:   Sonja John (2015): Indigenous Activism and Feminism. In: Theory in Action 8/4, 38-54. Infos Read:   Sonja John (2014): Lässt sich Museumsarbeit Indigenisieren? Zum zehnjährigen Bestehen des National Museum of the American Indian. In: AmerIndian Research 9/3, no. 33, 162-166. Read:   Sonja John (2014): Idle No More. Indigene Aktivistinnen und Feminismen. In: Femina Politica.  Zeitschrift für feministische Politikwissenschaft 1/2014. Frauenbewegungen in nationalen und transnationalen Handlungsräumen, 89-102. Read:   Sonja John (2013): Normative Macht und Lakota-Rechtschreibung. In: AmerIndian Research 8/3, no. 29, 168- 174. Read:   Sonja John (2013): Das nicht-existierende Museum in Wounded Knee. Eine Bestandsaufnahme (Teil 2). In: Magazin für Amerikanistik 1/1 2013, 5-11.  Read:   Sonja John (2012): Das nicht-existierende Museum in Wounded Knee. Eine Bestandsaufnahme (Teil 1). In: Magazin für Amerikanistik, 4/4 2012, 14-20. Read:   Reviews Sonja John (2018): Von Menschen und Beziehungen. Zum Amerika-Bild im Übersee-Museum Bremen. In: AmerIndian Research 13/1, no. 47, 50-51. Read:   Sonja John (2017): Präsenz, Porträts, Proteste. Die neue Dauerausstellung “Amerika” im Übersee- Museum Bremen. In: Coyote 114, 50-51. Read:   Sonja John (2017): When Babel Tower is Falling by Alexander Raju. In: Poetcrit 30/2, 179-182. Read:   Sonja John (2016): Authentische Repräsentationen zeitgenössischer Lakota im Englischlehrwerk English G Access Band 4. In: AmerIndian Research 11, no. 42, 274-275. Read:   Sonja John (2016): Es soll keinen Exoten neben mir geben. Ein Gefängnispfarrer erzählt die Geschichten der Anderen. In: Der Lichtblick 1/2016, 26-27. Read:   Sonja John (2015): Über Gefängnismedizin. Herausforderungen der Gesundheitsfürsorge in Haft. In: Der Lichtblick 3/2015, 36-39. Read:   Sonja John (2015): Über Wachen und Verschlafen. Das Buch “FreiTod? SelbstMord? BilanzSuizid?” liefert Argumente für eine menschenwürdige Gefängniskultur. In: Der Lichtblick 2/2015, 40-41. Read:   Sonja John (2015): Gangster ohne Gang. Zur Weltpremiere von “The Seventh Fire”. In: AmerIndian Research, 10/2, no. 36, 115. Read:   Other Publications Sonja John (2019): Women in Academia. Health and Development in Ethiopia. Conference report. Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia. Read:   Sonja John (2018): Inspiring Women in Gondar. Portrait Series, Standing Exhibition, Alumni Hall, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Gondar, Ethiopia. Read:   Sonja John (2017): Amharic-German Language App for Amhara’s Guides in Tourism. In: 27th Annual Community Service & Technology Transfer Booklet. University of Gondar, 142-148. Sonja John, Solomon Girma, Tigist Girma, Rahwa Youssuf, Josef Adela, Abebe Melese (Software: Lishan Eticha and Yosef Birhanu) (2017): አማርኛ - ጀርመንኛ ለቱሪዝም/Amharisch-Deutsch für Tourismus. University of Gondar. Android App. Information:   Jens Temmen und Sonja John (2015): Biopolitics – Geopolitics – Life. Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Presence in North America. Conference report. In: HSozKult. Read:   Sonja John (2014): Ein großer Schaden ist entstanden. In: Lichtblick 03/2014, 6-7. Read:   Conference Papers The Ethiopian Orthodox Church as Caretaker - Chugi Monastery. 5. Montafoner Gipfeltreffen: Religion in den Bergen, organized by University of Innsbruck, University of Kiel, Mondafoner Mussen and  Voralrberg Museum, Schruns, Austria, October 20-24, 2020. Unvollkommene Demokratie - ‘Suizid’ in Haft. Tagung “Das Recht auf Leben als Menschenrecht,” AK Menschenrechte der DVPW und Schader Stiftung, Darmstadt, Germany, December 13, 2019. Es gibt keinen ‘Suizid’ im Knast. Über ausbleibende Verantwortung für fahrlässige Tötung. Anti-Knast- Tage, Berlin, Germany, October 23-27, 2019. Indigeneity and Conflict in Ethiopia. Towards an Operational Definition. 13th Pan-European Conference in International Relations, European International Studies Association (EISA), Sofia, Bulgaria, September 11-14, 2019. On the Potential of Democratization in Ethiopia. The Wolkait Question as Litmus Test. “Colloquium on the Interface Between Culture, Heritage, Conflict Resolution, Democratic Governance & National Unity”, Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, June 12-14, 2019. Elimination of the ‘Other’. Intersections in Incarceration. Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries: “Intersektionalität: Theorien, Strategien, Praktiken / Intersectionality: Theories, Policies, Practices / Intersectionalité: théories, politiques, practiques”, Grainau, Germany, February 14-17, 2019. The Ethiopian Constitution and the Question of Wolkait. Conference „Democracy, Federalism and Peace”, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, October 25-26, 2018. Prejudice and Privilege. Explanations for Mortalities in Police Custody. Conference “Prejudice and Expertise. Discrimination in the West, 1850-2000”, University of Warwick, Coventry/UK, March 22-23, 2018. Inspiring Women in Gondar. A Portrait Series. Conference “Women in Ethiopian Art”, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, March 9-10, 2018. Willfulness and Refusal. Does Native American Refusal Fit into Sarah Ahmed’s Willfulness Archive? American Indian Workshop “The Art of Resistance and Resurgence”, Goldsmiths University of London, UK, July 4-6, 2017. Sonja John, Lishan Eticha, Solomon Girma und Tigist Girma: Amharisch-Deutsch für Tourismus, Poster Presentation at the “Technology Transfer and Community Service Conference”, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, June 9, 2017. View: The Reasonable Turn. The Implications of Amartya Sen’s Revised Democracy Definition. „2nd National Conference on Political Science”, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, June 2, 2017. Participation and Refusal. For an Investigation of the Reach of Public Reasoning as Democratic Foundation, conference “Cultures of Democracy”, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, April 7-8, 2017. The Politics of Representation and Digital Language Revitalization Projects. Annual conference of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, USA, November 18-21, 2015. Johnny Depp on a Happiness Mission in Wounded Knee. American Indian Workshop “Knowledge and Self-Presentation”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt/M., Germany, May 24-27, 2015. Wounded Generations of Lakota Veterans and the Idea of Intergenerational Heroism. Konferenz “Race, Gender and Military Heroism in US History: From World War I to 9/11”, Johann Wolfgang Goethe- Universität, Frankfurt /M., Germany, March 20-21, 2015. Weetigo. Function and Interpretation of the Cannibalistic Character in Cree Narrative. Konferenz “Die Konstruktion des Kannibalen“, Universität Innsbruck, Austria, November 27-28, 2014. Cartoonist as the Modern Heyoka. Native American and Indigenous Studies conference, Austin, University of Texas, USA, May 28-31, 2014. Humor is Key. The Cartoonist Marty Two Bulls. American Indian Workshop, Leiden University, Netherlands, May 22-25, 2014. Aid Projects in between Solidarity and Neocolonialism. Native American and Indigenous Studies conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, June 13-17, 2013. Language Politics Today. Who determines the Standard to Write Lakota? “Language Situation and Politics” Konferenz, Universität Innsbruck, Austria, July 03-05, 2013.Wounded Knee. A Barren Site. American Indian Workshop, Zürich, Switzerland, April 01-04, 2012. Lectures Ending Suicides in Prison through Practicing Cultures of Peace. Unit for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria, October 9, 2019. Karen White Butterfly und Sonja John: Wounded Knee 1890 - 1973 - 2016. Centro Sociale, Hamburg, Germany, February 02, 2018. Karen White Butterfly und Sonja John: From Wounded Knee 1973 to Standing Rock 2016. inputs Institut für postkoloniale und transkulturelle Studien. Universität Bremen, Germany, January 31, 2018. Ethiopian Federalism in International Comparison. Department of Political Science and International Studies, Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, January 05, 2018. Prejudice and Privilege. Explanations for Mortalities in Police Custody. Department of Civics and Ethical Studies, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, December 29, 2017. AlterNative Memorial Practices among the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Institute of American Studies, Humboldt-Universität von Berlin, Germany, July 13, 2017. Academic Writing as Communication. Female Academicians Organization, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, January 14, 2017. Native Americans in Museums. Possibilities and Parameters for Participation. Teil der Vortragsreihe “‘Indian Images’. Visual Representations of Native Americans,” Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, January 07, 2014. New Orthography to Save the Lakota Language. Help or Harm? Institute of American Studies, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, January 15, 2013. Karen White Butterfly und Sonja John: Lakota Political Representation Traditionally and Today. Reasons for the Occupation of Wounded Knee 1973 and its Effects. Center for Comparative Native and Indigenous Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany, July 12, 2012. Memorializing Practices. Institute for American Studies, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany, June 14, 2012. Oglala Oyate Woitancan Empowerment Zone. Präsentation der Forschungsergebnisse der Doktorarbeit vor dem Empowerment Zone Board of Directors, Porcupine, SD, USA, January 30, 2012. Radio Contributions Sonja John: Akicita heißt Krieger–Indianische Vietnam-Veteranen. Radio Bayern2, Weitwinkel, November 28, 2015. Listen: Sonja John: Nicht länger untätig–IdleNo More. Radio Bayern2, Weitwinkel, March 8, 2014. Listen: Sonja John: Oglala Women and the Occupation of Wounded Knee. Radio Bayern 2, Weitwinkel, April 27, 2013. Listen: Sonja John and Daphne Richard-Cook: Empowerment Zone–End of Funding and New Chances for Pine Ridge. Kili Radio, Porcupine, SD, February 1, 2012. Degrees Ph.D., Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Thesis title: Enacting Empowerment–Implications from the Oglala Oyate Woitancan Empowerment Zone Advisor: Prof. Dr. Elmar Alvater Dipl.-Pol. (M.A.), Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Thesis title: The Empowerment Strategy of Indian Communities–The Case of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Advisor: Prof. Dr. Elmar Alvater M.A., Lakota Leadership and Management, Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, SD, USA  Thesis title: Lakota Tawooyake–Oyate Tawooyake Omnaye Wanji Oglala Yatipi Lel Cinpi (The Need for a Lakota Oral History Collection) Advisors: Ivan Star Comes Out, Gerald One Feather and Dr. Grace Gouveia Vordiplom (B.A.), Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany Thesis title: Das Ende der Arbeit und die Idee des garantierten Grundeinkommens (The end of work and the idea of unconditional basic income) Advisor: Prof. Dr. Elmar Alvater E-Mail: sonja @ sonjajohn.net – natürlich ohne Leerzeichen