During September, Mariam, her Afghan people’s movement folks, and supporters circulated the "Appeal with Regard to the Situation in Afghanistan-September 2021" to gather supporters from around the world for the people of Afghanistan:
"We call on the political responsible to allow the Afghan society, WITHOUT ANY EXEPTIONS, to participate in the political process and by considering the INTERSECTIONALLY formed social conditions, to support, strengthen, and PROTECT the rights of ALL Afghan citizens in ALL places of the country. The diverse, marvellous Afghan people are on the one hand tired of the constant war and misery; on the other hand, its recent history of near perpetual war and the accompanying experiences of suffering have strengthened the foundation for an open, creative society to flourish. Despite a long and difficult mourning process, the Afghan people have been working to create a beautiful future and a becoming as part of the world community."
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Dr. Mariam Popal, a feminist Afghan activist scholar in Germany, is organising global support for Afghan women, and all Afghan people. Her doctoral research concerned the meanings of ‘law’/’sharia’ within a comparative analysis and from a feminist postcolonial studies’ approach. organising currently working on her habilitation project (second thesis) in Comparative Literature at the University of Bayreuth/Germany. In this work she takes up the meaning of ‘touch’ and discusses ‘humor’ as a multilayered affect in literary theory and in contemporary (diasporic, postcolonial) novels.
Her PhD was awarded summa cum laude. It is a work on the meanings of ‘law’/’sharia’ within a comparative analysis and from a feminist postcolonial studies’ approach. Her research covers literary theory, contemporary literatures, film & photography studies, philosophy literature, (queer & feminist) Decolonial & Postcolonial Studies, Intersectionality Studies, Diaspora Studies, Modern Afghan Literatures and neo-Orientalisms. And in her freed-up time, she sometimes writes.