"The politics of naming and counting in the refugee crisis"

Open Lectures Spring 2017

  • Datum: 30.03.2017
  • Uhrzeit: 14:15 - 16:00
  • Vortragende(r): Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)
  • Nando Sigona is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute of Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. His research interests include: statelessness; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; ‘illegality’ and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and young people; governance and governmentality of forced migration in the EU; Mediterranean boat migration; Brexit and intra-European migration; and unaccompanied youth migration. He is author or editor of books and journal’s special issues including The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (with Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Loescher and Long, 2014), Sans Papiers. The social and economic lives of undocumented migrants (with Bloch and Zetter, 2014) and the forthcoming Within and Beyond Citizenship: Borders, rights and belonging (2017). Nando is a founding editor of the journal Migration Studies.
  • Ort: MPI-MMG, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, Göttingen
  • Raum: Library Hall
"The politics of naming and counting in the refugee crisis"

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What crisis? Whose crisis? The talk will reflect on the shifting and contested meanings of ‘crisis’ in the context of the rapid growth in irregular sea crossings in the Mediterranean and the response of the EU and EU states to this ‘unwanted’ human mobility. It explores how different actors have constructed and validated narratives of the ‘crisis’ that are sometimes irreconcilable and considers how such narratives have been mobilised towards a range of goals and what impacts they had on boat migrants.

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