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Ontologies of exclusion: islands as detention archipelago

Date: 18 October 2010 Time: 6.00-7.30 pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre 8, Management School

Public Lecture:

Associate Professor Alison Mountz, Syracuse University:

"Ontologies of exclusion: islands as detention archipelago"

6.00-7.30pm, Management School, Lecture Theatre 8.

Bio: Associate Professor Alison Mountz is Associate Professor at Syracuse University in New York and was recently a William Lyon Mackenzie King Research Fellow at Harvard University. Alison is a political geographer working on transnational migration, asylum seekers and refugees, and border governance. Her new book, Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border (University of Minnesota Press), explores encounters between authorities and undocumented migrants. She has been funded by the MacArthur Foundation and the Canadian Embassy and was recently awarded a five year CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation (USA) to study island detention centres off the shores of North America, Europe, and Australia.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

For further details contact Vicky Mason:

*lecture held in conjunction with funding from the FASS Visiting Scholars Fund, the Richardson Institute for Peace Studies, the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and CeMoRe.


Who can attend: Anyone


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Organising departments and research centres: Politics, Philosophy and Religion PPR


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