Please find attached information (see below) for the following CMRB/CCIG event – Gender, Migration and Space: A memorial symposium for Tijen Uguris.
It will take place at the Open University, Camden office, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, Camden Town, NW1 8NP (http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/maps.aspx?contactid=1) between 2-6pm on Friday 8th March 2013.
Jamie Hakim, Research Administrator (CMRB) Nira Yuval-Davis, Director, (CMRB)
CMRB (Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging) (University of East London) and the CCIG (Centre for Citizenship, Identities, Governance) (Open University) are pleased to announce the following event:
Gender, Migration and Space:
A memorial symposium for Tijen Uguris
It will take place at the Open University, Camden office, 1-11 Hawley Crescent,
Camden Town, NW1 8NP
(For map and directions: http://www3.open.ac.uk/contact/maps.aspx?contactid=1)
2-6pm Friday 8th March 2013
Chair: Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis
Prof. Floya Anthias (Roehampton University)
‘Transnational Mobilities and Social Locations: a translocational framing’
Prof. Heaven Crawley (Swansea University)
‘[En]gendering international protection: refugee women, men and the politics of asylum’
Prof. Randi Gressgard (Bergen University)
‘Cosmopolitanism and containment: Neoliberal governance and instrumentalisation of urban sexual diversity’
Prof. Eleonore Kofman Erel (Middlesex University)
Dr. Jon Binnie & Dr. Christian Klesse (Manchester Metropolitan)
‘Discourses on Migration and Transnational Activism around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Politics in Poland’
Dr. Niloufar Pourzand (UN)
‘Gender and Migration in War and Peace: Women’s Personal and Collective Journeys and Struggles in Central Asia, the Caribbean and South East Asia’
Dr. Mastoureh Fathi (Birkbeck University)
‘We are middle class in English standards’: spatial belonging and classed identities of Iranian women migrants in Britain’
Dr. Necla Acik (Manchester University)
‘Gender and National Liberation in Kurdistan’
This event is free but places are limited so book your place asap. RSVP to Jamie Hakim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nira Yuval-Davis Director, CMRB (UEL)
Umut Erel, CCIG (OU)
Floya Anthias is currently Professor of Sociology and Social Justice (Emeritus) at Roehampton University and Visiting Professor In Sociology at City University. Her main academic writings have been devoted to exploring different forms of stratification, social hierarchy and inequality, and how they interconnect. Her work has also been characterised by an interest in the Southern Mediterranean and she has undertaken a range of research on Cyprus and Cypriot migration and settlement. Her most recent work has been developing the concept of translocational positionality as a way of addressing some of the difficulties identified with concepts of hybridity, identity and intersectionality.
Jon Binnie is Reader in Human Geography at Manchester Metropolitan University. His research interests focus on the geographies of sexualities in the urban and transnational context. He is the author of The Globalization of Sexuality (Sage, 2004), The Sexual Citizen: Queer Politics and Beyond (with David Bell; Polity, 2000) and Pleasure Zones: Bodies, Cities, Spaces (with David Bell, Ruth Holliday, Robyn Longhurst and Robin Peace; Syracuse University Press, 2001). He is currently completing a monograph on transnational activism and sexual politics in Central and Eastern Europe with Christian Klesse for Manchester University Press
Professor Heaven Crawley AcSS is Professor of International Migration and Director of the Centre for Migration Policy Research (CMPR) at Swansea University. Heaven has undertaken research on asylum policy and practice in the UK and Europe since 1994, initially as part of a PhD at the University of Oxford and subsequently as head of asylum and immigration research at the UK Home Office and as Associate Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr). She is a founding member of the Refugee Women’s Legal Group which produced the gender guidelines which were adopted by the UK Home Office in 2004 and author of Refugees and Gender: Law and Process (2001).
Umut Erel is lecturer in Sociology at the Open University. Her research interests are in migration, ethnicity, gender and class, culture and representation empirically and theoretically. Recent publications include: Migrant Women Transforming Citizenship. (2012); ‘Reframing Migrant Mothers as Citizens’, Citizenship Studies (Nov. 2011) and Complex belongings: Racialization and migration in a small English city, Ethnic and Racial Studies (Dec 2012).
Randi Gressgård is Associate Professor of gender studies, Centre for Women’s and Gender Research, University of Bergen. She is also affiliated with the research unit International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) in Bergen. Her research interests include migration & minority studies, gender & sexuality studies and urban studies. Among her publications is Multicultural Dialogue: Dilemmas, Paradoxes, Conflicts (2010/2012).
Christian Klesse is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the Department of Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK). He has published widely on sexuality, intimacy, body modification, sexual politics and research methodology. He is author of The Spectre of Promiscuity. Gay Male and Bisexual Non-monogamies and Polyamories (Ashgate, 2007 ). He is co-editor of a special issue on Polyamory of Sexualities (9(5), December 2006).
Niloufar Pourzand has a PhD from the University of Greenwich in Sociology, Gender and Ethnic Studies. She has worked with the UN for over 30 years in a number of regions and countries on issues of children, women and refugee rights, as well as education, child protection and policy. Niloufar met and grew to deeply admire Tijen in 1995 when she began her MA at the U. of Greenwich when both were students of Prof Nira Yuval-Davis. Tijen certainly remains one of the inspirations of Niloufar’s life – whom she will always love, remember and highly respect.
Mastoureh Fathi is currently a research assistant in Department of Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London on a project called, ‘Mediated Humanitarian Knowledge: Audiences’ responses and moral actions’. Her research interests include migrants’ narratives, class and belonging stories and women’s social and political engagements in Iran. She was awarded her PhD, entitled ‘Classed Pathways: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants’ in 2011.