Robert Nilsson Mohammadi

  • Senior Lecturer

My research departs from an interest in history as an activity. Drawing on oral history, urban humanities, and cultural memory studies, I explore how individuals can be engaged in historical investigations and history-writing. I investigate community archives, which are informal, democratic, and grassroots-initiated archives created to promote community and combat discrimination. Community archives challenge and expand our understanding of what archives are, while also demonstrating how urban populations can establish their own sustainability. Another research interest focuses on memory work, memory art, and memory activism in the aftermath of racist terror attacks. I am particularly interested in how reparative memory operates in cities, as well as the interactions between local governance, memory activists, and targeted communities.