Oct 9, 2020 - Nov 6, 2020

Encountering Difference, Embodying Boundaries,
and Unsettling Borders:

MIDDLE EASTERN REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

This virtual conference explores how Middle Eastern refugee and immigrant experiences provide insights into the production of difference, boundaries, and borders by unsettling established understandings of identity, statehood, and territory in and on the edges of the European Union. In the context of a "fortress Europe" and growing xenophobia and anti-Muslim racism, we address questions about who refugees and immigrants are and how they position themselves (or find themselves positioned) within systems of power operating at multiple scales and across a variety of spaces. We center embodied Middle Eastern refugee and immigrant experiences to understand and theorize subjects, political spaces, and technologies of governance.

PROGRAM

OCTOBER 9, FRIDAY

Queer Refugees Queering Refugee Studies

OCTOBER 16, FRIDAY

Midnight Traveler: Uncertain Journeys to and through EU

OCTOBER 23, FRIDAY

Racialization of Refugees in the EU


OCTOBER 30, FRIDAY

Refugees and the "Crisis" of States:

Rethinking Border Regimes and the State Technologies in the EU

NOVEMBER 6, FRIDAY

Learning, Teaching, and Community-Building with Refugees

Sponsors

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