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THE CONFERENCE IS ORGANISED BY

Carl
                        von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

European
                          Master in Migration and Intercultural
                          Relations

Georg-August-Universität
                          Göttingen

University of the Witwatersrand
                          Johannesburg

African Centre for Migration &
                          Society



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LAST UPDATED
27 November 2012
NEW BORDERLANDS OR COSMOPOLITANISM FROM BELOW? (NeBoCo)

International Conference on Linking Theories of Border, Concepts of Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship in Migration Studies

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 December 2012
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg,Germany

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PROGRAMME

Thursday, 6 December

15.30h
Registration
(Kulturzentrum PFL, Peterstraße 3)

16h

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT
Invisible Lines / Movements of Migrations in Dialog
(Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Katharinenstraße 23)
Artists (Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Barbara Loreck & Hubert Mahela) and students present their work on Migration/Border Regimes

18h
OPENING AND PUBLIC EVENING LECTURE

Welcome speech
Susanne Menge, Mayor of Oldenburg

Empire, Globalisation, and the Subject

(Kulturzentrum PFL, Peterstraße 3)
Ranabir Samaddar, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India

Chair: Ahmed Gamal Eldin, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan

followed by Reception (until 20.30h)

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Friday, 7 December

8.30h
Registration
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)

9-9.30h
Introduction: Theories of Borders and Cosmopolitanism in Migration Studies

(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Lydia Potts, Katharina Hoffmann, Anna Hollendung, Bojana Babic, Universities of Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany
Sabine Hess, University of Göttingen, Germany
Ingrid Palmary, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Chair: Martin Butler, University of Oldenburg, Germany

9.30-10.30h
SECTION I: Border Regimes: Formations of European and African Borderlands
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Keynote Lectures
Chair: Sabine Hess, University of Göttingen, Germany
Migration, Routes, and Power: From Borderlands to Viapolitics
William Walters, Carleton University, Canada
Africa's Contribution to Global Cross-Disciplinary Borderlands Theory
David B. Coplan, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

10.30h Coffee Break
(BIS-Saal, University Library)

11-13h
Simultaneous Panels (1 to 4)


Panel 1: New Approaches in Border Studies
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Lydia Potts, University of Oldenburg, Germany
EU Border Security Practices and the Figure of the ‘Irregular Migrant’: Biopolitical Governance, Thanatopolitical Writing, Zoopolitical Critique
Nick Vaughan-Williams, University of Warwick, UK
Ethnographic Approaches to Ontologies of Exclusion: The Border as Enforcement Archipelago
Alison Mountz, Laurier University, Canada
Sex, Nation and Violence: The Gendered Nature of Xenophobia
Ingrid Palmary, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Comment: Vassilis Tsianos, University of Hamburg, Germany

Panel 2: Border(land)s
(Room A01-0-008, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Roberts Muriisa, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda
Maritime Border Crossings in the Atlantic: the Strategies of the Senegalese Migrant-Fishermen
Juliette Hallaire, Keele University, UK
Creating Europe’s Borders: State Power and Migrant Agency
Cetta Mainwaring, University of Oxford, UK
Borders Unbound: Spatial Insistences, Temporal Captures, and Debordering Practices in the Mediterranean Space of Arab Uprisings Migrations
Glenda Garelli, University of Illinois, USA & Martina Tazzioli, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Comment: Henrike Lehnguth, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Panel 3: Border Technologies & Resistance
(Room A01-0-010b, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Elena Skorodumova, University of Oldenburg, Germany
The Virtual Door: Towards a Technécology of European Migration Control
Lorenzo Rinelli, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Hawai
The Visa Information System: Autonomy of Migration within Biometric Border Regimes
Stephan Scheel, Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Everyday Migrant Struggles and Activist Solidarity in the EU Border Dispositif
Maurice Stierl, University of Warwick, UK
Comment: Bernd Kasparek, Laboratory for Critical Migration and Border Regime Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany
       
Panel 4: Intra African Borderlands
(Room A01-0-005, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Jaafar Alloul, University of Oldenburg, Germany

Living in the Borderlands: The Construction of Belonging among Congolese Migrants in the Border Towns Between the DRC and its Neighbours (Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi)
Gabriel Tati, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Forging Citizenship by Territorializing Ethnicity: Aspects of Regional Identity Formation in Western Ethiopia
Alexander Meckelburg, University of Hamburg, Germany
Rise and Growth of Rebel Movements across Eastern African Borders: Symptom of Regionalized Insecurity or Territorial Identities?
Francis Odari Onditi, Peace & Conflict Studies School (PCSS), Kenya
Comment: Katharina Schramm, University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

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13-14h Lunch Break (Mensa, Uhlhornsweg)
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14-15h
SECTION II: Border Imaginaries: On the Discursive (De-)Construction of Demarcation Lines
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Keynote Lectures
Chair: Martin Butler, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Images of Transgression: On the Visual Deconstruction of Borders
Marion von Osten, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
Changing Parameters of ‘Cultural Difference’ in Migration Discourse
Levent Tezcan, Tilburg University, Netherlands

15-17h
Simultaneous Panels (5 to 8)

Panel 5: Modes & Media of Drawing Demarcation Lines
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Ligia Lopez, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Contested Images of Europe, Migration, and Borders in the Art Work "WESTERN UNION: Small Boats" by Isaac Julien
Katrin Hunsicker, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Mental Border Praxis in Banker Bilo. Turkish Migration Movies
Ömer Alkin, University of Applied Sciences Gelsenkirchen, Germany
In the Border’s Shadow: The ‘Imperceptible Migrant’ in Turkish-German Drama
Jane Wilkinson, University of Leeds, UK
Comment: Kathrin Peters, University of Oldenburg, Germany


Panel 6: Transcending Borders? Representations in Cultural Production
(Room A01-0-008, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Maja Figge, University of Oldenburg
Alternative Border Crossings: A Critical Cosmopolitan Approach to Writing and Reading Practices in Fiction and Non-fiction
Anne Surma, Murdoch University, Australia
EUMENA – A New Region and Economic Border in the Making?
Annika McPherson, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Hip Hop Activism in Senegal Within and Beyond the Border
Nannette Abrahams, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Historicizing Present-Day European Societies by Telling Medieval Histories – The Middle Ages as a Narrative Substructure of 21st Centuries’ Territorial Identity Constructions
Daniel Wimmer, University of Mannheim, Germany
Comment: Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodriguez, University of Manchester, UK

Panel 7: (Post)colonial & (Post-)national Border Imaginaries in African Contexts
(Room A01-0-010b, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Katharina Hoffmann, University of Oldenburg
Migration and Colonial Power Along la Litoranea Libica: From Italian Colonial Occupation to 2011 Humanitarian Government
Emilio Distretti, University of Portsmouth, UK
Victim, Migrant or Perpetrator? Maneuvering in the Fight Against Human Trafficking at the South African-Zimbabwean Border
Anna Hüncke, University of Konstanz, Germany and University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Transnational Simultaneity: An Emerging African Perspective of Cross-Border Lifestyle
Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria & Esther Tolulope Kuti, Migration and Development in Africa Monitors (MDAM), Nigeria
Comment: Anna Hollendung, University of Bremen, Germany

Panel 8: Border Imaginaries: Politics & Policies I
(Room A01-0-005, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Sabine Hess, University of Göttingen, Germany
Imagining Crossing Borders. Representation and Migration in Contemporary Politics of Asylum
Heather L. Johnson, Queen’s University, Belfast, North Ireland
Representing Liberal Norms? Collective Actors and their Position on Liberalism in Border Policies
Lena Laube & Dr. Christof Roos, University of Bremen, Germany
Negotiations of Human Rights in the Context of Irregular Migration and the Regionalization of Border Regimes: Comparing the “Borderland”-Cases of Mexico and Turkey
Ilker Ataç & Stefanie Kron, University of Vienna, Austria
Comment: Kerstin Brandes, University of Oldenburg, Germany

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17-17.30h Coffee Break (BIS-Saal, University Library)
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17.30-19.30h
Simultaneous Panels (9 to 11)


Panel 9: Border Imaginaries: Politics & Policies II
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Sibylle Heilbrunn, Ruppin Academic Center, Emek Hefer, Israel
Regionalization and the Politics of Migration Management
Jenna Althoff, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Theorizing France’s Ministry of Immigration and National Identity: Borders, Populations and National Identity Postcolonial Europe
Ozden Ocak, George Mason University, Virginia, USA
The War on Terror, Border Security and the Reproduction of the ‘Other’
Lord Mawuko-Yevugah & Aline Mugisho, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Comment: Sabine Hess, University of Göttingen, Germany

SECTION III: Transgression of Borders and Transnational Social Experiences: A New Cosmopolitanism or Translocal, Postnational Citizenship

Panel 10: Transnational Mobilities and National Bounderies
(Room A01-0-008, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Karen Ellwanger, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Negative Cosmopolitanisms in the Postcolony: Youth, the Underground Oil Economy and Citizenship Claims in the Post-Amnesty Niger Delta
Paul Ugor, University of Birmingham, UK
Diaspora at Home: Enterprise, Belonging and Cosmopolitanism in Rwanda
Haydee Bangerezako, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
Love Without Boundaries!? Binational Couples and their Dealing with Immobilization Due to Border Regimes
Miriam Gutekunst, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany
Comment: Hiram Thein, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

Panel 11 Theorizing Struggles & Power Relations
(Room A01-0-005, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Lydia Potts, University of Oldenburg, Germany
The Negotiation of “Truth” in the Asylum Procedure
Julika Bäumer, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany
The Metaphysics of Borders and the Place for Freedom of Movement
Murat Ates, University of Vienna, Austria
The Radical Democracy of Migratory Struggles
Helge Schwiertz, University of Kassel, Germany
Comment: Martin Butler,University Oldenburg, Germany

19.30h Fingerfood (BIS-Saal, University Library)

20.30h
Night of Global Music Player: Music Crossing Borders
(Aula, University of Oldenburg)
Global Music Player e.V., Oldenburg

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Saturday, 8 December

9-10h
SECTION III (Cont.): Transgression of Borders and Transnational Social Experiences: A New Cosmopolitanism or Translocal, Postnational Citizenship
Keynote Lectures
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Lydia Potts, University of Oldenburg, Germany   
Migration, Displacement and Cosmopolitanism from Below: Some Critical Interventions
Atreyee Sen, University of Manchester, UK
Beyond Borders?! On Conviviality between ‘Nepantla’ and ‘Creolization’
Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodriguez, University of Manchester, UK


10-10.30h Coffee Break (BIS-Saal, University Library)

10.30-12.30h
Simultaneous Panels (12 and 13)

Panel 12: Cosmopolitanism & Citizenship in Dialogue
(Room A01-0-008, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Ingrid Palmary, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Nationalism and Xenophobia and the Global Movement against Neo-liberal Globalization: Cosmopolitanism, Borderless World, and Global Citizenship for the Subalterns?
Jasper Ayelazuno, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
The Social Imaginary and the Embedding of Human Rights Culture as ‘Cosmopolitanism from Below’
Claudia Tazreiter, University of New South Wales, Australia
Systemic Exclusion: The Cost of Statelessness
Brad K. Blitz, Kingston University London, UK
Comment: Ranabir Samaddar, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India

Panel 13: Cosmopolitanism & Citizenship in Dialogue
(Room A01-0-009, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Hiram Thein, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Snapshots from the Margins: Transgressive Cosmopolitanisms in Europe
Feyzi Baban, Trent University, Canada & Kim Rygiel, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
Seeking Citizenship Abroad: Youth Subjectivity Across the Mediterranean Frontier
Francesco Vacchiano, Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal & Instituto Universitario de Investigación sobre Migraciones, Etnicidad y Desarrollo Social, UAM Madrid, Spain
Migrant Digitalities and Germinal Social Movements in three Arrival Cities: Mobile Commons Transforming the Urban Questions?
Nicos Trimikliniotis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Comment: Encarnación Gutiérrez-Rodriguez, University of Manchester, UK

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12.30-14h Lunch Break
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
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14-16h
CONCLUSIONS FOR MIGRATION AND BORDER STUDIES
(BIS-Saal, University Library, Uhlhornsweg)
Chair: Martin Butler, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Comments by the Conference Observers:
Ahmed Gamal Eldin, Ahfad University for Women, Sudan
Melissa Steyn, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa,
Martin Nonhoff, University of Bremen, Germany
Roundtable Discussion with Lydia Potts & Katharina Hoffmann (University of Oldenburg), Sabine Hess (University of Göttingen), Ingrid Palmary (University of the Witwatersrand)