Migrant Security: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era

Call for papers

Original 20-minute papers are sought for the symposium ‘Migrant Security: Citizenship and Social Inclusion in a Transnational Era’. The symposium is hosted by the Public Memory Research Centre at the University of Southern Queensland.

The symposium aims to promote cross-disciplinary debate in order to probe new formulations of migrants’ experience of community and individual security. The symposium seeks to analyse migrant perceptions of citizenship and social inclusion, particularly through the nature of migrants’ engagement with civic society. Significantly, the symposium will embed this approach with scholarship regarding transnational identities and the politics of forgiveness and belonging. Scholarship regarding social memories is intrinsic to the topic, and will be embedded throughout.

There is growing scholarly interest in migration, social inclusion and new understandings of transnational sentiment. The established body of scholarship regarding migration and civic identity is increasingly being revisited in the light of new interest in transnational identities and the increasingly complex relationship between local, national and global authorities.

Submitting an Abstract

Please submit a 200 word abstract as a Word document. The submission should include:

  • title of paper
  • name of presenter/s
  • institutional affiliations
  • email address/es (valid for a further year)

Please forward your abstract to migrant.security at usq dot edu dot au

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 April 2010. For more information on the conference please visit http://www.usq.edu.au/migrantsecurity

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