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AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme / CRONEM Conference 2009

Posted in Conferences, News/Information by Pippa on January 25, 2009

Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), University of Surrey / Roehampton University, UK
Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions University of Surrey, Guildford, Uk
11-12 June 2009

‘Diasporas, migration and identities http://www.diasporas.ac.uk has been the subject of a major national research programme funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK since 2005. Its central concerns have also been at the heart of the work of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM). The aim of this international conference is to examine the past and present impact of diasporas and migration on nation, community, identity and subjectivity, culture and the imagination, place and space, emotion, politics, law and values.

Confirmed speakers:
–  Ien Ang, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of West Sydney, Australia
–  Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Sociology, University of Oxford / Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick, UK
–  Peggy Levitt, Associate Professor, Wellesley College, USA
– Ato Quayson, Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada

We invite abstracts that address the following themes in the UK and beyond:
– Migration, settlement and diaspora: modes, stages and forms
– Representation, performance, discourse and language
– Subjectivity, emotion and identity
– Objects, practices and places
– Beliefs, values and laws
– The role of youth in relationship to diasporas, migration and identities
– Diasporic economics and labour markets
– The recognition of multiple origins and mixedness
– The politics of immigration and integration
– Public opinion and public policy
– Ethnic identity politics

For more registration and submission forms,  please visit http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/index.htm

The closing date for abstracts is 2 February 2009.

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