[URBANTH-L]CFP: Diasporas, Migration and Identities (Guildford, UK)

Angela Jancius jancius3022 at comcast.net
Wed Dec 10 11:29:42 EST 2008

Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism

AHRC Diasporas, Migration and Identities Programme / CRONEM Conference

Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
11-12 June 2009

'Diasporas, migration and identities <http://www.diasporas.ac.uk/> ' has
been the subject of a major national research programme funded by the
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK since 2005. Its
central concerns have also been at the heart of the work of the Centre
for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM).
The aim of this international conference is to examine the past and
present impact of diasporas and migration on nation, community, identity
and subjectivity, culture and the imagination, place and space, emotion,
politics, law and values. 

Confirmed speakers:
Ien Ang, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of West Sydney,
Australia Robin Cohen, Professor of Development Sociology, University of
Oxford / Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick, UK Peggy
Levitt, Associate Professor, Wellesley College, USA Ato Quayson,
Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Diaspora and
Transnational Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada 

We invite abstracts that address the following themes in the UK and
* Migration, settlement and diaspora: modes, stages and forms 
* Representation, performance, discourse and language 
* Subjectivity, emotion and identity 
* Objects, practices and places 
* Beliefs, values and laws 
* The role of youth in relationship to diasporas, migration and
* Diasporic economics and labour markets 
* The recognition of multiple origins and mixedness 
* The politics of immigration and integration 
* Public opinion and public policy 
* Ethnic identity politics 
For more information and submission forms,  please visit
The closing date for abstracts is 2 February 2009. 
Mirela Dumic
Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism
Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
21 AC 05
Post Box I4
University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH
E-mail: m.dumic at surrey.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 682365

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