Dr. Prem Kumar Rajaram

Central European University, Vienna, Austria

Prem Kumar Rajaram is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Central European University (CEU) and also Head of CEU’s Open Learning Initiative (OLIve) which designs projects to assist the inclusion of people with refugee status into university.  His research interests are on the government of refugees and migrants in Europe, on the intertwinements of racialisation and capitalism, and on colonial histories of subject making.

Abstract: Equality, Solidarity and Common Marginality: thinking connections between migrants and other subaltern groups

Dr. Elisa Pascucci

University of Helsinki, Finland

Elisa Pascucci (PhD, Geography, University of Sussex, UK) is Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Law, Identity and the European Narratives (EuroStorie), Faculty of Humanities, University of Helsinki. Her work, published in the journals Area and International Political Sociology, among others, focuses on two main areas: migrant and refugee political agency and political mobilization, and infrastructures and economies of humanitarianism, refuge and migration. Elisa is also an affiliated researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), working in the Humanitarianism, Borders and the Governance of Mobility (HUMBORDERS) project, led by Maria Gabrielsen-Jumbert and funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2017-2020).

Abstract: Saving refugees, profitably: solidarity in an era of humanitarian-business partnerships

Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis

University of East London, UK

Nira Yuval-Davis is Professor Emeritus, Honorary Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London. She has been the President of the Research Committee 05 (on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnic Relations) of the International Sociological Association, founder member of Women Against Fundamentalism and the international research network on Women In Militarized Conflict Zones and has acted as a consultant for various UN and human rights organisations.Nira Yuval-Davis has won the 2018 International Sociological Association Distinguished Award for Excellence in Research and Practice. She has written widely on intersected gendered nationalisms, racisms, fundamentalisms, citizenships, identities, belonging/and everyday bordering as well as on situated intersectionality and dialogical epistemology. Among her books are Woman-Nation-State, 1989, Racialized Boundaries,1992, Unsettling Settler Societies, 1995, Gender and Nation, 1997, The Warning Signs of Fundamentalism, 2004, The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations, 2011, Women Against Fundamentalism, 2014 and Bordering (Forthcoming). Her works have been translated into more than ten languages.

Abstract: From multiculturalism to everyday bordering: transforming citizenship and belonging