Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Boundaries, borders and belonging: a workshop to explore migration, citizenship and global development

11 May 2010 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm | Workshop

Baines Wing SR (1.13)

This workshop on migration and citizenship aims to facilitate an exchange of ideas and networking between researchers from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

We will examine the often blurred boundaries along the continuum of migrant status(es), and explore how these intersect with differentiated constructions of citizenship by states as well as with constructions of belonging by migrant communities, both within and across borders. What are the implications of these intersections for global development and justice?

The workshop is structured in two panels with four presentations of ten minutes each, followed by open discussion for forty minutes. The workshop will be open to academic staff, doctoral and post-doctoral students and Master's students.

Confirmed panellists

  • Hannah Cross, University of Leeds - Migration, mobility and status: the case of West African labour migrants in Mauritania and Spain.
  • Paulo Drinot, University of Manchester - Uses of the past: History and the experience of migration among Peruvians in Spain.
  • Caroline Dyer, University of Leeds - Migrant pastoralists in dryland Africa and India: modern, mobile and educated citizens?
  • Bina Fernandez, University of Leeds - Weak states and the prospects for the assertion of migrant citizens' rights – the case of Ethiopia.
  • Jasmine Gideon, Birkbeck University - Transnational health seeking practices among Latin American migrants in London.
  • Alice Nah, Sociology Department/Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore - The Biopolitics of Citizenship and Migration in Malaysia.
  • Ruth Pearson, University of Leeds - Transborder Migration, Social Reproduction and Economic Development:  Burmese Women Workers in Thailand.
  • Usamard Siampukdee, University of Leeds - Contesting citizenship in Japanese  immigration policy: reformation towards a dynamic of demographic  transition.

To register for the workshop, or to request more information, please email Hannah Cross: H.M.Cross03@leeds.ac.uk

Location Details

The Baines Wing is located near the main university entrance on Woodhouse Lane, opposite the Michael Sadler building.

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