Dr. Cindarella Petz
Member of the academic staff, Digital Historical ResearchRoom: 03-17, Diether-von-Isenburg-Str. 9-11, 55116 Mainz
Phone: + 49 (0) 6131-39 39373
Since October 2021 member of the academic staff at the IEG in the Digital Historical Research Unit | DH Lab.
This project examines the various constructions of political criminality at court during the Dollfuß-/Schuschnigg-Regime (1933–1938). It aims to study the transformation from democracy to autocracy. The project focuses on the different strategies for the (linguistic) construction of political criminality towards Social Democratic, Communist, and National Socialist suspects in the statements of police, prosecutors, and judges within the court proceedings. There, questions of political marginalisation at court will be of particular interest, as well as the limits of plurality, political participation and (accepted) deviancy, as reflected in the penal practice of the regime. A case study will also address differences in the judicial prosecution of religion as a political category.