Although our research is still ongoing, outputs based on our preparatory work and initial findings are beginning to emerge. We’ll be presenting at a number of international conferences over the next year and some (or all) of these presentations will developed into publications – when they are, we’ll let you know, so watch this space!
In the meantime, here are the details of papers we’ll be presenting this year… Look out for us at the following conferences:
Association of American Geographers (AAG conference), Seattle, USA, April 12-16, 2011.
Fear and hope: Advocacy and activism related to migrant detention amidst a state of emergency (Deirdre Conlon). Part of the session ‘Mobilities, Borders and Imprisonment: Conceptualizing migration-related detention’.
International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM conference), Kampala, Uganda, July 3-6, 2011.
Asylum activism in the UK: Resisting or reflecting the state? (Ceri Oeppen and Nick Gill). Part of the session ‘The governance of migration and the migration of governance: The changing scales of controlling mobility’.
International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP conference), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-12, 2011.
Freedom and Fear: Asylum Seekers and the Disjunctures of Liberal Society (Deirdre Conlon) for panel on Globalization and Its Discontents: Explorations in Appadurai’s “Fear of Small Numbers”.
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG conference), London, UK, 31 Aug – 2 Sept, 2011.
Geographies of asylum activism: Sharing best practice in a challenging era (Nick Gill). Part of the session ‘Migrant workers and asylum seekers: spaces for organising and resistance’.
Spatial churn: The implications of the forced internal mobility of asylum seekers for theories of mobility and state power (Nick Gill). Part of the session ‘Internal mobility of ethnic and national minorities: Determinants, patterns, challenges’.
Public Geographies in the Neoliberal University?: Reflections on researching asylum advocacy/activist organizations (Deirdre Conlon in collaboration with Nick Gill, Ceri Oeppen, and Imogen Tyler). Part of the session on ‘Critical Public Geography’.