Massimo Perinelli is a historian and long-term member of Kanak Attak. He works as advisor for migration for the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. At the University of Cologne, he researched, taught and published on the history of gender and sexuality, as well as racism and migrant political movements for many years. He is the cofounder of the Keupstraße ist überall initiative in Cologne and was one of the initiators of the NSU-Komplex auflösen (Unravelling the NSU Complex) tribunal from May 2017 and November 2019. In 2018 he published the volume Die Macht der Migration (The Power of Migration). In 2020 he published, together with Lydia Lierke, the collection Erinnern stören. Der Mauerfall aus migrantischer und jüdischer Perspektive (Disrupt Remembrance: The fall of the Berlin Wall from migrant and Jewish perspectives). Together with many others he has centred the perspective and memories of survivors and those affected by racist violence in the work of political education.