COMPAS seminar, Oxford – 4th of July

On the 4th of July, Olga Jubany will be presenting at the COMPAS seminar in Oxford with a talk titled Screening Asylum in a Culture of Disbelief: The Hidden Legacy:

In their relation with the State, hard borders have gained relevance due to the increasing politicisation and criminalisation of migration, and securitisation discourse and policies. Both phenomena show how borders change over time, to be [re]constructed as ‘deposits’ of political, social and economic meanings. Grounded on the results on an unprecedented ethnographic study at the UK borders, this paper analyses the complexity of human controls to reveal that asylum decisions at borders respond to a subjective exercise and a profoundly cultural process, saturated by the meta-messages of disbelief, denial and moral panics.

Following the seminar, there will be a launch for the new editorship of the Palgrave series Migration, Diaspora and Citizenship. The series has, over twenty years, contributed to cross-disciplinary empirical and theoretical debates on migration processes by providing a critical forum for the main issues around the global movement of people.

The seminar will take place at 4.30pm in 61 Banbruy Road, Oxford

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