Borders, Racisms, and Harms: A Symposium


Wed, 05/02/2018 to Thu, 05/03/2018


Title Borders, Racisms, and Harms: A Symposium

Date Wednesday 2 May (12-5pm) and Thursday 3 May (9.30am-7.30pm)

Location Birkbeck, University of London Malet St, Bloomsbury, UK

Keynote speakers Shahram Khosravi (Stockholm University) & Alpa Parmar (University of Oxford)

Panellists include Frances Webber (Institute for Race Relations), Ben Hayes (Transnational Institute), Lorenzo Pezzani (Goldsmiths), and from the University of East London’s Centre for Migration, Refugees and Belonging: Gargi Bhattacharyya, Giorgia Doná, Nuria Targarona Rifa, Isabel Meier, and Georgi Wemyss


The European context is characterized by its current duality: on one side the implementation of strong migration management in response to irregular migration and the rise of right-wing populism, racism and xenophobia; on the other side the new modes of solidarity.

This symposium organized by Birkbeck School of Law, University of London, brings together scholars and practitioners to examine the theme of border harms from different angles and theoretical perspectives. The idea of border harms encompasses the variety of ways that bordering practices produce harm and are interconnected with race and racisms.

More information and registration here!