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Perpetrator Studies Network

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REPERCRI

This research group has as its objective to promote the interdisciplinary study on the figure of the the perpetrator and the perpetration of acts of mass violence, particularly in the forms of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and terrorism.
The project focuses on the cultural sphere (art, literature, popular and media culture) and maps out some of the emotions such as empathy, fascination, fear and heat that stem from the emerging (and threatening) figure of the perpetrator. It seeks to respond to three questions: who is considered a perpetrator, what are the narrative forms in which the perpetrator interacts with others (victims, witnesses) and how is the perpetrator incarnated through images which migrate unceasingly in the media world. These three questions are expressed in the triad ‘concepts, narrative and images’.

For more information, see the REPERCRI website.