Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings and Divides
Open seminar with Leti Volpp and colleagues from University of Berkeley.
Refugees, immigrants, and indigenous peoples are typically constructed as separate categories within nation-states, and thus are studied in relation to white “natives,” but seldom in relation to one another. Immigrants, indigenous people and refugees are conventionally imagined as communities with little in common.
This seminar, jointly organised by SKOK (University of Bergen) and The Center for Race and Gender (UC Berkeley) will tackle the question: how do these communities, and the fields of study focused on these communities, intersect? A key question for the seminar will be how these communities are imagined to diverge through conceptions of time and space, and how such imaginaries are gendered. The participants will explore convergence and divergence among these three populations with respect to legal status and the attendant social and material contexts as well as cultural/political discourses and cultural forms and practices, particularly the “ground up” imaginaries and practices of natives, immigrants, and refugees.
28th of August
09.30 - 10.00 Welcome, about the project Christine M. Jacobsen and Leti Volpp
10.00 - 11.00 Leti Volpp Native/Immigrant/Refugee: US Legal Imaginaries
11.00 - 12.00 Marry-Anne Karlsen How long time is enough?’ Irregularity, time and belonging in Norway
12.00 - 13.00 Debarati Sanyal Messengers from Melilla's Border
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch (at your own expence)
14.00 - 15.00 Kari Jegerstedt Caught between colonial violence and eco-tourism: A second look at Zakes Mda's The Heart of Redness (2000)
15.00 – 16.00 Stine Bang Svensen Remapping land: Indigenous lands, colonization and migration
16.00 - 17.00 Discussion
29th of August
09.30 - 10.30 Kari Anne Drangsland Troubling the periodization of waiting
10.30 - 11.30 Fantasia Painter Crossing Paths in the Borderlands: Indigenous Life and US Militarization at US-Mexico Border
11.30 - 12.30 Astrid Dankertsen Colonial hauntings in the Sámi-Norwegian inbetween space
12.30 - 13.00 Discussion