Migration and Mobilities at the Nexus of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Start date : 18 June 2017 09:00
End date : 21 June 2017 13:15
Where : Stockholm | Suède
Hosted by :
Nordic geographers conference
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Migration and mobilities are embodied processes (DasGupta, 2014; Gorman Murray, 2007; Mai & King, 2009; Lewis, 2014). Embodiment is not just psychic or a social process but also a spatial process (Thomas, 2012; Mckittrick, 2006; Cotten, 2011, Wimark 2016). Building on these two key geographic claims, this panel calls for an intersectional understanding of queer and transgender migratory experiences across different routes. The panel seeks to highlight how the movement of the body in space is framed through long histories of gendered, racialized and sexualized border regimes, and that such regimes inform national narratives and shifting welfare regimes. From this perspective, the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh, Belgium, France, Germany, Turkey and the US can be understood as racialized and sexualized events. We welcome paper presentations that consider questions and themes such as:
- Sexual identity formation and migratory processes. What are the shifting queer migration patterns?
- Border control and national/international security as sexualized and racialized processes.
- What kinds of spatiality is effected through such processes?
- Migration, mobility and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender asylum seekers
- Queer nationalisms in the global north and how they respond to (or are constituted in and through) migration from global south.
- Queer migration, globalization, and shifting centers of global capital
- Migration, mobilities, neoliberalism, austerity and welfare reforms
- Islamophobia, racism, and queer Muslim experiences with migration
- Migration, disability, mobility and health