dimanche 21 mars 2010

CFP: Migrant Security: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era


University of Southern Queensland: 15-16 July, 2010

Original 20-minute papers are sought for the symposium ‘Migrant Security: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era’. The symposium is hosted by the Public Memory Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland.

The symposium aims to promote cross-disciplinary debate in order to probe new formulations of migrants’ experience of community and individual security. Significantly, the symposium will embed this approach with scholarship regarding transnational identities, the politics of forgiveness and belonging, and the study of social memories.

There is growing scholarly interest in migration, social inclusion and new understandings of transnational sentiment. Areas of interest include forms of insecurity preventing migrants from attaining a sense of inclusion, and how local and/or transnational networks can be used to mitigate this.

There is significant interest in the dialectic between refugee/migrant and cosmopolitan sentiment, and particularly how this is experienced as a form of security. It is anticipated that the symposium will reveal aspects of the relationship between local/national belonging and transnational identities.

Scholars are particularly encouraged to apply from the areas of anthropology, citizenship studies, cultural geography, cultural studies, developmental studies, education, gender studies, history, international relations, philosophy, policy making, political science, religious studies, social/community welfare practice and sociology.

The symposium will produce peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and papers will also be considered for publication in an edited collection.

The deadline for the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 1 April 2010.

Full details of the symposium may be found at the conference website:

We look forward to welcoming you to Toowoomba in July, 2010.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Mason
Faculty of Arts
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Australia.

Professor Christopher Lee
Director, Public Memory Research Centre
Associate Dean (Research)
Faculty of Arts
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
PH: 0746311045
FAX: 0746311063

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