Schedule for IMER association seminar 2017 in Örebro

Identifying the Political: Migration, racism and class society

DATUM: 24 november 2017
Plats: Conventum Konferens Örebro
Olof Palmes Torg 1

Preliminary schedule

9.00 Registration and coffee
10.oo Opening of the seminar by the Chair of the IMER Association, Dr. Lisa Salmonsson, Örebro University
10.15 Keynote speaker PROFESSOR BRIDGET ANDERSON from the University of Bristol
11.30 Lunch
12.15 – 13:45 Three parallel sessions/workshops:

Session 1: Politics of belonging

  • Wernesjö, Ulrika: In the vestibule: Negotiations of deservingness among newly-arrived youth in Sweden
  • León Rosales, René: Skapas vägen där man går? Orten, aktivismen och generationernas påverkan.Sharif,
  • Hassan Sharif: Skolan som socialt och etniskt rum: Exemplet utbildning för nyanlända gymnasieelever.

Session 2: Gender politics and children rights

  • Moberg Stephenson, Maria: Crossing Boundaries to inclusion: Social Work and Young People within a Transnational Space
  • Karlsson, Sandra: Children’s claim to adequate housing – Accompanied asylum-seeking children’s standpoints and experiences while living in an asylum centre
  • Darvishpour, Mehrdad, Månsson, Niclas, Asztalos Morell, Ildikó & Hoppe, Magnus: Nyanlända barns och ungdomars inkludering och jämställdhetsutveckling

Workshop: The deportation gap in Sweden: A position of “neither here nor there”

  • Josefsson, Jonathan: Asylum-seeking children and anti-deportation campaigns: political strategies and mobilisation for the right to stay

The workshop The deportation gap in Sweden: A position of “neither here nor there” is hosted by researchers Anna Lundberg and Jason Tucker from MIM at Malmö University.

13:45 – 14:15 Coffee break
14:15 – 15:45 Three parallel sessions:

Session 3: Borders, asylum and diaspora

  • Wimark, Thomas: Waiting for sexual liberation – Queer asylum seekers in the immigration process
  • Westvall, Maria & Oscar Pripp: Musik, migration och föreningsliv
  • Khayati, Khalid: Stigmatisation of the newly-arrived refugees in Sweden and the diasporic resistance
  • Salmonsson, Lisa: Where do we go from here? Insights from a panel discussion about asylum policy restriction in Sweden

Session 4: Migration and belonging in the Swedish welfare state: Education and work

  • Gruber, Sabine & Gustafsson, Kristina: Ethnically profiled paraprofessional: Social work in the margin of the welfare state
  • Wallinder, Ylva: Imagined independence among Swedish highly skilled labour migrants
  • Räihä, Helge & Von Post, Christina: En pilotstudie om andraspråkslärares värdegrund i Danmark, Norge och Sverige
  • von Brömssen, Kerstin, Kittelman-Flesner, Karin, Korp, Helena, Risenfors, Signild & Sofkova Hashemi, Sylvana: Migrating Newcomers’ in the Swedish Educational System – What’s the Politics in That?

Session 5: Otherisation, securitisation and irregularisation

  • Jovicic, Jelena & Philipson Isaac, Sarah: Constructing the ’foreigner’: Discourses of suspicion embedded in bordering practices
  • Moksnes, Heidi: Irregular migrants and the boundaries of rights
  • Hooi, Mavis & Köppel, Carol: Reproducing the nation by criminalisation? A critical look at the securitisation of migrants
  • Johansson, Joakim & Darvishpour, Mehrdad: What about Muslims? Gender, Ethnicity and Religion in the Political Discourse of the ”No Handshake” Debate in Sweden
15.45 – 16.15 Concluding remarks and closing of the network seminar




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