Academic Symposium: Affective Shifts Inside and Outside the Nation and Body: Rethinking How Refugee Research is Engendered

When:21 Feb 2017, 9am - 5pm
Venue:UNSW Art & Design Campus, Paddington, Sydney
Who:UNSW Forced Migration Research Network in partnership with UNSW Sydney Grand Challenges and Refugee Council of Australia
UNSW Forced Migration Research Network Symposium

Affective Shifts Inside and Outside the Nation and Body: Rethinking How Refugee Research is Engendered

This Academic Symposium is an attempt to rethink how to analyse the spaces and socialites of our lives with a focus on research with refugees and asylum seekers. It certainly requires greater ethical courage as well as deeper theoretical efforts to imagine the affective shifts of perspective that may help us challenge the complexities of contemporary times, especially the peculiar configuration of the relationship between the state and the bodies of refugees played out in punitive policies and damaging political rhetoric. This Symposium will aim to highlight how relationships that break down perceived boundaries of researcher and researched engender a different politics of affirmation with which the current tenor of public debate on refugees can be challenged.

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The Academic Symposium will be followed by a two-day conference on 22–23 February 2017 hosted by the Refugee Council of Australia and UNSW’s Grand Challenge on Refugees & Migrants: ‘Refugee Alternatives: Improving Policy, Practice and Public Support’.