Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminar Series, Hilary Term 2020

by | Jan 17, 2020

Feminism, Categorisation and Forced Migration

This interdisciplinary series will explore a range of topics in refugee law, politics and history with particular attention being paid to feminist and/or gendered approaches to displacement and mobility and the categorisation(s) of people as ‘refugees’, ‘citizens’, ‘settlers’ or ‘migrants’.

5:00-6:30pm,* Wednesdays, Seminar Room 1, Queen Elizabeth House

Series convenor: Dr Catherine Briddick, Martin James Departmental Lecturer in Gender and Forced Migration


22 January

Kurdish women’s knowledge of the state: from the guerrilla to the refugee camp

Dilar Dirik, Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford


29 January – rescheduled to 11 March 

Access to SGBV protection services for Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Lebanon 

Menaal Munshey, PhD Candidate in Criminology, University of Cambridge


5 February*

Degradation by design: corrosive control in the lives of women seeking asylum in bordered Britain

Victoria Canning, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, University of Bristol

*Please note change of time and venue: this seminar will run from 3:00-4:30pm in Seminar Room 3*


12 February

Colonial mobilities and global inequality: why European settlers ought not to be regarded as migrants

Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex


19 February

Forced migration in the United Kingdom: women’s journeys to escape domestic violence

Janet Bowstead, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London


26 February

An intersectional approach to policy and decision making on SOGI asylum claims in Europe

Nuno Ferreira, Professor of Law, University of Sussex


4 March


Georgie Wemyss, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, and Nira Yuval-Davis, Professor Emeritus and Honorary Director, Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, University of East London

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