The asylum-network is involved in organising the first of a series of seminars on the theme of immigration detention. By bringing together a range of established academics, early-career academics, postgraduates, practitioners, artists, activists and former detainees this seminar series will investigate the ways in which the UK experience of detention reflects and re-produces the contradictory logics inherent in modern global detention practices.
Through five one-day workshop events the seminar series will span the academic disciplines of criminology, geography, politics and sociology in order to examine immigration detention, everyday experiences of detention and the politics of, and resistance to, detention practices. The seminars will also reflect upon the ethical/methodological challenges that the study of detention produces.
The first workshop, on the topic of supporting detainees, will be held this Friday (1st Feb) in London. We have an exciting list of speakers ready and are expecting a stimulating and rewarding day of discussion! Recordings of some of the presentations will be available shortly.
To find out more about the seminar series and sign up for future events (to be held in York, Birmingham, Oxford and Lancaster), visit: http://immigrationdetentionseminarseries.wordpress.com/.