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

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