On Tuesday, October 3, Prof. Dr. Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London) will deliver a guest lecture at the University of Tartu. The lecture titled "Everyday Bordering, Autochthonic Politics and the Double Crisis of Governability and Governmentality" will take place in Jakobi 2-114 at 4:15 pm.
Abstract: "In this lecture I discuss the double systemic crises of neo-liberal globalisation of governability of ‘nation-states’ and of governmentality of their citizens. I then examine the rising popularity of autochthonic populist politics as a bottom-up response to these crises and everyday bordering as a top-down policy response to both the crises and the rising populism. I shall illustrate these developments with the changing politics in the UK that resulted with Brexit."
Professor Nira Yuval-Davis is the Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London, established in September 2009. She has acted as a consultant to various NGOs and human rights organizations such as the United Nations Development Programme, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Amnesty International, and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID).
Regarded as one of the founding scholars of intersectionality, Prof. Yuval-Davis has published extensively on nationalism, racism and gender, issues of nationality and citizenship, identity and the politics of belonging. Her books are widely translated and include Gender and Nation (1997) and The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations (2011).
On Wednesday, October 4, Prof. Dr. Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London) will present in Narva at the 7. International Conference of Young Folklorists "Negotiations of Belonging" held at the University of Tartu Narva College (https://www.flku.ut.ee/en/young-folklorists-2017)
Additional information: Elo-Hanna Seljamaa, elo-hanna.seljamaa [ät] ut.ee
Organisers: UT Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and the Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts
This event has been supported by the University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA (European Union, European Regional Development Fund).