Call for Panelists ECAS 2019 (Edinburgh): 'Re-making citizenship'

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Mohamed A.G. Bakhit and Nicki Kindersley are seeking scholars for the ECAS 2019 panel 'Re-making citizenship: new forms of social security and refuge beyond the state'.

How have people built communities of social security, economic opportunity, and political possibility beyond or despite state structures and borders? This panel examines historic and current translocal and diasporic networks and communities, and the forms of social security, investment, education, and community order they create to protect themselves from violent presents and uncertain futures.

The panel invites research papers (of 15 minutes), from the pre-colonial to the contemporary era, spanning citizenship, migration, history and diaspora studies, to explore (and deconstruct) what ‘resilience’ and ‘security’ can mean for people navigating violent political orders and multiple legal regimes, predatory armed powers, and societal or ecological disaster.

Part of a Volkswagen Stiftung funded project focused on “Identity, Nationality and Citizenship”, led by Mohamed A. G. Bakhit at the University of Khartoum, this panel invites researchers to discuss current and future research, new ideas and innovative methodologies.

Please use this link to submit your abstract no later than 21 January 2019.

For more info, please contact Mohamed A G Bakhit, University of Khartoum mohgism@yahoo.com; or Nicki Kindersley, University of Cambridge, ndk25@cam.ac.uk (panel chair)