10/19 Colloquium: Intimate Economies of Immigration Detention by Deirdre Conlon

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/19/2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location
GC Room C415A

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Presented by Deirdre Conlon of University of Leeds in room C415A.

International migration has been described as one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. While a lot is known about the complex nature of migratory flows, surprisingly little attention has been given to one of the most prominent responses by governments to human mobility: the practice of immigration detention. Intimate Economies of Immigration Detention provides a timely intervention, offering much needed scrutiny of the ideologies, policies and practices that enable the troubling, unparalleled and seemingly unbridled growth of immigration detention around the world.

Deirdre Conlon is lecturer in critical human geography. Her work engages the tensions around migration and policies and practices designed to manage immigration. This includes a focus on immigration detention, border enforcement, and local, everyday enforcement practices where carceral spaces proliferate; critical engagement with legal and governmental frameworks that gird citizenship and immigration; and examination of the everyday material and social consequences of ‘fortessing’ and ‘securitization’ as well as activism and advocacy aimed at contesting the inequalities and injustices that coincide with these policies and practices

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