Daniele Salerno

MEMORIGHTS Principal Investigator

Daniele Salerno is Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow (2019-2022), working on the project “Cultural Memory in LGBT Activism for Rights” (MEMORIGHTS) with Prof Dr Ann Rigney and with the ERC research group “Remembering Hope: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe” (REACT).

Daniele holds a PhD in Semiotic Studies from University of Bologna and the Italian Institute of Human Sciences. He had been a post-doctoral research fellow at the “Umberto Eco” International Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and at the Department of Philosophy and Communication at University of Bologna.

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Ann Rigney

MEMORIGHTS supervisor at Utrecht University

Ann Rigney holds the chair of Comparative Literature at Utrecht University. She is a member of the Royal Dutch Academic of Sciences (KNAW). Ever since her PhD thesis, published as The Rhetoric of Historical Representation: Three Narrative Histories of the French Revolution (1990), she has been fascinated by the intersections between narrative, collective identity, and contestations of the past. She has published widely in the field of modern memory cultures, with projects both on the nineteenth century and on contemporary developments. She has also played an active role in cultural memory studies with a particular focus on issues relating to mediation and transnationalism. In 2018 she was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for Remembering Activism: The Cultural Memory of Protest in Europe (REACT -, which will run until the end of 2023.

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Emilio Crenzel

MEMORIGHTS supervisor at Universidad de Buenos Aires

Emilio Crenzel is researcher at the National Council of Scientific Research and Professor of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Author of: La historia política del Nunca Más: La memoria de las desapariciones en Argentina, (Siglo XXI, 2008 and 2014), translated to English (Routledge, 2011 and 2017); French (L´Harmattan, 2016); Italian (, 2016) Portuguese (Letra e Voz, 2020); Memorias enfrentadas: el voto a Bussi en Tucumán (UNT, 2001), El Tucumanazo (CEAL, 1991; UNT 1997 and 2014) and coeditor of Las luchas por la memoria en América latina (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2015) translated to English (Palgrave, 2015). He is an author of papers about Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and social memories of the political violence and dictatorships in the Southern Cone of Latin America. Crenzel is a Member of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Human Rights of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).