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.
OCTOBER 30, FRIDAY
Refugees and the "Crisis" of States:Rethinking Border Regimes and the State Technologies in the EU