Here is a list of the various workshops and seminars organized by the WAIT group.

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Final conference: Waiting for uncertain futures: Time and migration

As the WAIT project at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK) was in its final year, we marked the end of the project with a digital closing conference in October 2020.


"The politics and aesthetic of waiting in Palestinian refugee camps"

SKOK invited Reader Ruba Salih from the Department of Anthropology and Sociology of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London to talk about temporality in Palestinian refugee camps. Discusant: post doctor Kjersti G. Berg from CMI.

"Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings and Divides"

Collaboration between University of Berkley and SKOK financed by the Peder Sæter grants. The two-day seminar consisted of doscussions evloving around toe constructions of refugees, immigrants, and indigenous peoples and how they are studied in relation to white “natives,” but seldom in relation to one another, and plans for future collaboration. 

"Time and Temporalities"  workshop
This workshop was co-organized with the Department of Sociology, UiB. The topic of the workshop invited a broad approach and participants were invited to engage in discussions with reference to the writings of one of the pioneers of contemporary social theorising on time, Professor emerita Barbara Adam, as well as to other authors and their own research.

"The Design Politics of the Passport" - seminar
Postdoctoral fellow Mahmoud Keshavarz presented the topic of his book which is an interdisciplinary study of the passport and its associated social, political and material practices as a means of uncovering the workings of what he calls ‘design politics’.

"The concept of waiting and its analytical potential in studying irregularized migration" - seminar
With visits from Ghassan Hage, Svati Shah and guest researcher Knut Graw, the WAIT group invited to a closed reading seminar to discuss the analytical potential in "waiting" as a concept. 

"Migration, history and the question of voice" - Open Seminar with Knut Graw
Centre for Women's and Gender Research and researchers from Project WAIT invited all interested to an open seminar with guest researcher Knut Graw. 

"WAIT: Unpacking the temporalities of irregular migration" - Conference 
Core researcher, network partners and affiliated researchers met at foot of Acropolis, at the Norwegian Institute in Athens (NIA), to discuss and reflect on the topics of the WAIT project.

"Waitinghood: Unpacking the temporalities of waiting and irregular migration" - Seminar
Seminar with Sarah Sharma and presentations from researchers from the WAIT and In Sync projects, organised at CAS, Centre for Advanced Studies i Oslo.


"Life on Hold" - Public seminar and outreach (NO)

"Life on Hold" was a public seminar hosted at Litteraturhuset in Bergen. 

"Trapped in space, stuck in time? Exploring irregular migration, time and im/mobility" - workshop

Researchers in the WAIT projects organized a workshop as a part of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference in Stockholm.

"Il/legal time: Exploring the temporalities of irregular migration" - workshop
In the Nordic Migration Research conference, parts of the WAIT team organized a workshop for panel discussions.

Väntans proportioner: Ett seminarium om konst, forskning och migration

Seminar in the seminar series "Critical Border Studies" at the University of Uppsala, led by WAIT researcher Shahram Khosravi.


"Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran" - new book from WAIT researcher
Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University recently published his newest ethnographic book, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran, an "intricate and moving portrait of contemporary Iranian life," where he elegantly weaves together insights from his studies of Iranian youth culture and migration studies. In this seminar, the discussion revolved around the topics of his book.

"Arazel Owbash" - Polluted and Polluting Masculine Bodies as Anti-Citizens in Iran

Shahram Khosravi visited SKOK in May to give a talk about Iranian practices of governing through the criminalization of young men.

"Imagining Emmanuel" - Screening of documentaries about irregular migration
SKOK and WAIT organized a public screening of "Imagining Emanuel" and "Out of Norway", followed by a conversation with the WAIT-researchers. 

KVIK206: "Gender and sexuality in a global context" - Undergraduate Course in Gender, Migration and Time. 
The curriculum for the new course about gender, migration and time» is directly linked with the WAIT research on migration in Europe, an angle that the students highly appreciate.

Times of Migration: Un/documented lives in Europe

Project leader Christine M. Jacobsen presented the WAIT project at IMER - Bergen International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit's lunch seminar.

Times of Migration: Un/documented Lives in Marseille

Project leader Christine M. Jacobsen gave an open lecture at AMIS at University of Copenhagen about the WAIT-project's ethnographic field study in Marseille.

WAIT - Das Warten auf eine unsichere Zukunf

Kari Anne K. Drangsland presenterte WAIT-prosjektet og doktorgradsarbeidet for organisasjonen Das Begegnungshaus - Arbeitskreis Asyl.

Multiple Temporalities: epidemic, mobilizations, institutions and bodies

Sandrine Musso from Aix-Marseille University was one of the international network partners connected to the WAIT project, and gave the following presentation at this open semianr: “Multiple temporalities: epidemic, mobilizations, institutions and bodies. Lessons of a research on postcolonial minorities and aids in France”.

Dignity on Hold  - Migration,Time, and Human Rights

In this talk, WAIT researcher Odin Lysaker, based on Hannah Arendt’s existential notion of ‘the right to have rights’, presented an alternative picture of human dignity.

"WAIT" - seminar
Researchers and network partners met for the first time in Paris to present, discuss and share thoughts about the research and to kickoff the WAIT-project.