Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism

Research seminars autumn 2017

The seminars are open for PhD-candidates and researchers if nothing else if specified. Participation in our seminars requires registration, please follow the link at the bottom of the page to register.

29 augusti
Law and Racial Justice

Justin Hansford, professor at St Louis University School of Law talks about om Ferguson, Black Life Matters, and lawyering for the racial justice movement. Discussant: Ylva Habel,  CEMFOR.

20 september
Mobilizing for Refugees

Donatella Della Porta, professor in political science at the Center on Social Movement Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italien. Della Porta presents her lates studie Contentious moves: Mobilizing for the refugees during the Long Summer of Migration. Discussant: Shahram Khosravi, CEMFOR.

26 oktober
After Deportation: consequences for Afghan deportees

Seminar with Shahram Khosravi, researcher at CEMFOR. The focus of this semimnar is about post-deportation outcomes. It focuses on what happens to Afghan asylum seekers after deportation from Europe. Although there is a growing literature on detention and deportation, academic research on post-deportation is scarce. Khosravi's previous research on irregular migration and undocumentedness in Sweden has started to bring out the significance of analyzing what happens after deportation. Based on the experiences of Afghan deportees, Khosravi argues that deportation, rather than being the end of migratory trajectory, becomes just another phase of their deportspora, in which they are exposed to a continuum of expulsion.                                                                                                                              Time and location: 15:00-17:00, Engelska paken, Hus 2, room 2:0024.

15 november
Interactive Racism in Swedish Online Media, Press and Politics: Discourses on Immigration and Refugees at Times of Crisis
Seminar with Mattias Ekman, Örebro universitet and Michal Krzyzanowski, Liverpool University. Ekman and Krzyzanowski will present their research on how contemporary racism and xenophobia are moulded in public, including online, discourses on immigration and refugees. They focus on how and why racist views become particularly widespread in Sweden at times of socio-political “crises” and how online racism interacts thereby with migration-related opinion journalism and discourses of political actors..
Time and location: 15:00-17:00, Engelska parken, House 22, room 22:1017.

6 december
The "Others": The Dehumanization and Political Isolation of Muslim Americans
Nazita Lajevardi, political scientist at Michigan State University and visiting scholar at Uppsala universitet. Discussant: Mehek Muftee, CEMFOR.
Time and location: 15:00-17:00, Engelska parken, House 22, room 22:0031.