Thursday, 3 June 2010

Schedule for Ethnographies of Migration Workshop, 19th-20th June 2010

Room A316, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street WC2A 2AE, UK


PowerPoint facilities (screen and PC/laptop) will be available


DAY 1: Saturday 19th June, 2010


9.15 – 9.20 Arrival


9.20 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Statements


Session 1: Liminality and State Control (Discussant – Malcolm James and Neil Walden)


9.30 – 10.30 Melanie Griffiths – ‘Living with uncertainty: liminality and insecurity for Asylum seekers in Oxford and Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre (IRC)’


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee/tea break


10.45 – 11.30 Natasha King: ‘The external dimension of the European migration regime: extending responsibility beyond borders in controlling illegal migration’

11.30 – 12.30 Giada de Coulon: ‘Legally “illegal”? The agency of rejected asylum seekers facing the state’

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

Session 2: Labour and Global Capitalism (Discussant – Maxim Bolt)


13.30– 14.30 Deborah Soothill: ‘“Theft is not a crime in Spain”: the ambiguities of the Western legal system and crime for Chinese migrants in Madrid’


14.30 – 15.15 Joyce Jiang: ‘Labour migrants and the class struggle: a study of migrants and social movement unionism in the UK’


15.15 – 15.45 Coffee/tea break


15.45 – 16.45 Hannah Cross: ‘Migration, mobility and borders: the EU and West African migrant communities’


16.45 – 17.30 Malasree Neepa Acharya: ‘Policing the brain-gain: cross-border social networks in South Asian migration trends and governance implications in the Global North and South’

17.30 End of Session. Participants go for drinks and dinner

DAY 2: Sunday 20th June, 2010


9.20 – 9.30 Opening Statements for Day 2


Session 3: Kinship and the Life-cycle (Discussant – Elizabeth Frantz)


9.30 – 10.15 Heiko Haas: ‘Ageing between two places – family relations, mobility and lived transnationality among retirement migrants in Spain’


10.15 – 11.00 Lara Momesso: ‘Migrant women organizing: two case studies of “mainland brides” in Taiwan and “study mamas” in Singapore’


11.00 – 11.30 Coffee/tea Break


11.30 – 12.30 Aliaa Remtilla: ‘Keeping kin connected: the circulation of wedding videos between migrants populations and their Tajik “home” villages

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Session 4: Producing Transnationalism (Discussant – TBA)


14.00 – 15.00 Zana Vathi & Russell King: ‘Trans-local orientation, cosmopolitanism and integration among Albanian-origin teenagers in Tuscany’


15.00 – 15.45 Hsin-Yi Li: ‘Transcultural practices of classic music – a case of East Asian students of music in Germany


15:45 – 16:00 Coffee/tea Break


16.00 – 17.00 Katrin Maier: ‘Believing in “Lagos-London”. Pentecostalism as mediator in the Nigerian diaspora’


17:00 – 17:30 General discussion and closing statements


17.30 End of workshop

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

London School of Economics and Political Science
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June, 2010

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Departments of Anthropology and Sociology, in association with the LSE Migration Studies Unit, invite you to participate in a two-day graduate workshop exploring ethnographic approaches to the study of migration. Following the success of last year’s event, the Ethnographies of Migration Workshop will provide a forum for PhD researchers to exchange ideas, present their work and receive critical feedback. Presentations may be based on recently completed, ongoing or planned research on any aspect of migration.

In order to make this event as useful as possible to all PhD students, participants should choose from one of two options:

Option A: Those in the early stages of doctoral research can give a 20-minute presentation of their plans or project as a whole, followed by a 20-minute group discussion.

Option B: Those who have already begun writing can present a 5,000-word paper in a presentation lasting 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute group discussion. Work-in-progress papers are welcome. Whether you want to pre-circulate copies of your paper will be up to you.

Titles and abstracts (max. 250 words) should be submitted by Monday 26th April 2010, including whether you would like to participate in Option A or B. Presenters will be notified by May 17th 2010. Lunch on both days and dinner on the Saturday will be provided. Travel and accommodation expenses are the responsibility of workshop participants.

To submit titles and abstracts, or for further information, please contact Ethnographiesofmigration@gmail.com

Friday, 5 June 2009

Schedule

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop



Room A316, Old Building, London School of Economics, Houghton Street WC2A 2AE, UK

PowerPoint facilities (screen and PC/laptop) will be available


DAY 1: Saturday June 13th, 2009


9.15 – 9.20 Arrival


9.20 – 9.30 Welcome and Opening Statements by Elizabeth Frantz



Session 1: Worlds of Work - Chair: Ankur Datta


9.30 – 10.30 Maxim Bolt, ‘Life in No-Man’s Land: Making Place on a South African Border Farm’


10.30 – 10.45 Coffee/tea break


10.45 – 11.45 Elizabeth Frantz, ‘Servants of the Nation: The Political Economy of Sri Lankan Labour Migration to the Middle East’


11.45 – 12.45 Andreea Torre, ‘Experiencing Work in the Domestic Sector: Romanian Women in Rome and London’


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


Session 2: Migratory Regimes and Politics - Chair: Malcolm James


14.00– 15.00 Justin Gest, ‘On the Inside Looking Out: Young Moroccans in Madrid’


15.00 – 15.45 Victoria Redclift, ‘Conceiving Collectivity: the Urdu-Speaking “Bihari” Minority and Absence of “Home”’


15.45 – 16.00 Coffee/tea break


16.00 – 16.45 Anna Tuckett, ‘The Ambiguities of Documentation and the Relationship of Documents to Practices of Social Inclusion and Exclusion: the Case of Albanian Migrants in Bologna’


17.00 End of Session. Participants go for drinks and dinner


DAY 2: Sunday June 14th, 2009


9.20 – 9.30 Opening Statements for Day 2 by Malcolm James


Session 3: Diaspora and Cultural Production - Chair: Maxim Bolt


9.30 – 10.15 Ana Gutierrez, ‘Making Place: Bolivian Migration in London’


10.00 – 10.45 Giulia Liberatore, Title TBA


10.45 – 11.30 Malcolm James, ‘Young Lives and 'Eastern Europeans': Sounds, Taunts and Spaces’


11.30 – 12.00 Coffee/tea Break


12.00 – 13.00 Helen Kim, ‘Keepin’ It Old Skool: “Authentic” Spaces of the London Asian Urban Music Scene’


13.00 – 14.00 Lunch


Session 4: Forced Migration and the State - Chair: Elizabeth Frantz


14.00 – 15.00 Hakem Rustom, ‘Constructing a Social History of Movement: Anatolian Armenians in Turkey’


15:00 – 15:30 Coffee/tea Break


15.30 – 16.30 Ankur Datta, ‘Living in a Place of Exception: the Kashmiri Pandit Forced Migrant Camp in Indian Administered Jammu and Kashmir’


16:30 – 17:00 General discussion and closing statements by Maxim Bolt


17.00 End of workshop

Friday, 20 February 2009

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Ethnographies of Migration Workshop

Saturday - Sunday, 13th-14th June 2009, LSE

We are inviting participants for the Ethnographies of Migration
Workshop, a two-day graduate student event to be held at the LSE on June
13th and 14th 2009.

The workshop aims to provide a forum in which doctoral students who are
using ethnographic approaches in the study of migration can exchange
ideas and get critical feedback on their research. This event will
provide a rare opportunity for students in various departments at the
LSE to meet and discuss their work.

The scope is broad, encompassing research on any aspect of any type of
migration. Presentations may be based on recently completed, ongoing or
planned research.

In order to make this event as useful as possible to all PhD students,
participants may choose from one of two options:

Option A: Those in the early stages of doctoral research can give a
20-minute presentation of their plans or project as a whole, followed by
a group discussion of approximately the same length of time.

Option B: Those who have already begun writing can present a 5,000-word
paper in a presentation lasting 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute
group discussion. Work-in-progress papers are welcome.

Participants will be grouped into panels based on similarity of content
and/or approach.

If you would like to participate, please send us your title and abstract
no later than March 15, 2008. All submissions should include your name,
whether you'd like to participate in Option A or B, your departmental
affiliation, the title of the paper or project to be presented, and an
abstract of 250 words or less. Participation is limited to doctoral
students within the LSE.

Those selected to participate will be notified by April 15, 2008. A
schedule and more detailed information will be sent out one month before
the workshop.

Titles and abstracts should be submitted to both of the following:

Elizabeth Frantz E.A.Frantz@lse.ac.uk

Malcolm James T.M.James@lse.ac.uk

The workshop will be free. We will organise an outing on the evening of
the 13th so that we have a chance to socialise and talk informally. For
further information, please contact Malcolm or Elizabeth.