Seminars

Speaker: Dr Gholam Khiabany Date: 30th November 2016 Location-Leeds Humanities Research Institute In recent times sections of British press and political establishment have described refugees with reference to ‘toxic waste, human flotsam, an unstoppable flood and a terrorist threat’. Refugees are invariably accused of “seeking a better life, wanting to...

Friday 24th June 2016, 1 – 4.30pm  3rd Floor, Leeds Central Library  A workshop designed to give a taste of the inspirational support that reading groups can offer for refugees and asylum seekers, cementing a sense of community and helping to overcome alienation and isolation. Free Event. All welcome, especially refugees,...

Launch Event: Thursday June 9th 4.00-5.30pm, followed by drinks reception Leeds University Business School, Maurice Keyworth Lecture Theatre Speaker: Professor Bridget Anderson, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford Abstract: The situation at the borders of Europe has seen those seeking to enter depicted either as slaves...

Third Biannual Northern Postcolonial Network Symposium: Asylum, Refuge, Migration A Joint Event of the University of Manchester and University of Salford MediaCityUK, University of Salford 29 January 2016 (Attendance FREE) Programme 9.30 Registration and refreshments 10.15 Welcome 10.30-12.00 Postgraduate Roundtable Chair: Dr Anastasia Valassopoulos (University of Manchester)   Letizia Alterno...

POPULATION MOBILITIES AND NEO-LIBERALISM An informal discussion group of the Chair in Sociology and Social Theory In association with the Bauman Institute MONDAYS 4-6pm (Feb-May), SSP 12-21 “Oublier Marx; oublier Foucault…”: On rethinking political economy for a world of population movements and mobile freedom After all the naiveties of globalisation...