Familial Migration: Class, Gender, and Global Inequalities
With Prof. Dr Eleonore Kofman (Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship and co-Director Social Policy Research Centre, School of Law at Middlesex University, London)
Traditionally, family migration was conceptualized as a separate form of migration from labour migration. Increasingly socio-economic criteria (labour market participation, language competence, financial resources, independence from welfare), have been applied to family migration policies in Europe, and are harder to fulfil by those with a weaker labour market position. Hence class now plays an increasingly significant role in stratifying the right to family migration. However, class is not the only stratifying element: gender, age and ethnicity interact with and reinforce the effects of class.
In cooperation with InZentIM.
Venue: Gerhard-Mercator Saal, Gebäude LR (Gerhard-Mercator-Haus), Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg
Date: January 21, 2020, 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Transnational Law of Tax Avoidance
With Philip Liste
Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Venue: Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Schifferstrasse 44, 1. Floor, Horst-Schimanski-Saal
Engagement all the Way Down: Practice and Critique in International Politics
With Marieke de Goede (Professor of Political Science, University of Amsterdam)
This talk asks about the practices and forms of critique afforded at the intersection between Science-and-Technology Studies (STS) and the critical study of security politics. Can engagements with practice generate effective forms of critique? How does the attention to materialities and the fine-grained analysis of technical practices, that typically accompany STS-inspired research, feed into ways of practicing critique? How can the analytical attention to “little security nothings”, i.e. banal security devices and practices such as programming algorithms or looking at a CCTV surveillance feed, be translated into critical agendas?
A key message of the lecture is derived from Isabell Stengers' argument that critical practice is “engagement all the way down”. Thus, a non-judgmental critique suspends certainty and recognizes that political engagement is open-ended and to some extent unpredictable. It means that we linger with the problematisation. De Goede thinks through the ways in which the work of Stengers and others can be put in practice in qualitative critical security research. She identifies the notions of laughter, leveraging, joined risks and unexpected following as key pathways of non-judgemental critique. And in consequence one might (temporarily) find oneself in unlikely and uneasy alliances in the security domain.
Venue: LS 105 (NRW School of Governance), Lotharstraße 53, 47057 Duisburg
Date: February 11, 2020, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Das Glücksversprechen der Nachhaltigkeit
Venue: Vortragssaal der VHS Duisburg Mitte/Süd (VHS im Stadtfenster), Steinsche Gasse 26, 47051 Duisburg
Date: March 12, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
A selection of current publications
From the Global to the Everyday: Anti-Globalization Metaphors in Trump’s and Salvini’s Political Language
Katja Freistein, Frank Gadinger, Christine Unrau
Populist stories of honest men and proud mothers: A visual narrative analysis
Katja Freistein, Frank Gadinger
The Puzzle of Reconciliation after Genocide and the Role of Social Identities: Evidence from Burundi and Rwanda
Godot was Always There. Repetition and the Formation of Customary International Law