Julienne Weegels (Haarlem, 1987) is a Dutch academic who works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA) with the University of Amsterdam. She has conducted extensive research inside and around Nicaragua’s prison system, working with prisoners and former prisoners of three Nicaraguan prison facilities (2009-2016). This research focused on (former) prisoners’ experience of imprisonment and the state, of violence and ‘change of attitude’, and lead to her manuscript ‘Performing Prison: Power, Agency, and Co-Governance in Nicaraguan Prisons’. Following the 2018 protests, she began developing a research project on (changing) practices and understandings of justice, confinement, and sovereignty in Nicaragua. She has published her work in a number of leading academic journals and regularly speaks at conferences and public events.
Type of event: Documentary + Q&A:
Date & time: May 3, 16:00 – 18:30