Elena van den Berg

Elena van den Berg is currently enrolled in the American Studies Master’s program at Leipzig University. Her research interests include foreign policy, contemporary US literature, and notions of tourism in US culture.

Media, Migration, and Methods of Militarization in Germany

The Paris Attacks, the current flood of migration, and the incidents in Cologne on New Year’s Eve: it is hard to tell fact from fiction these days; the lines separating these incidents become increasingly blurred.  What they have in common: they illustrate the supposed threat under which we all live.  The German media does not get tired of stressing and discussing the ungraspable foreign threat.  However, beyond engaging in discussions Continue Reading...