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16:00 - 17:30 8 May 2017

Everyday bordering as a new citizenship duty


Committee Room 1 | UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way | London | WC1H 0NR | United Kingdom

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Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London, Professor Nira Yuval-Davis is the Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London, established in September 2009. She has been the President of the Research Committee 05 (on Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations) of the International Sociological Association, a founder member of Women Against Fundamentalism and the international research network of Women In Militarized Conflict Zones, a member of the Sociology panel of the UK 2008 RAE (Research Assessment Exercise) and on the 2014 REF (Research Excellence Framework) Sociology sub-panels and since September 2001, an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences. She has acted as a consultant to various NGOs and Human R

In this paper Nira discusses the construction of unpaid/untrained borderguarding as a new everyday citizenship duty. This construction has been part of the more systemic crisis of governability under neo-liberal globalisation as well as an attempt to respond to growing autochthonic populist political projects of belonging. The illustrative examples in this paper are taken for the EU funded EUBorderscapes project and our fieldwork in London during the implementation of recent UK Immigration Acts.

This lecture is part of the Citizenship, Social Imagination and Collective Action research seminar series, convened by Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou, UCL Institute of Education.


Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou
+44 (0) 20 7612 6563 | a.komporozos@ucl.ac.uk


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