Seminar Series Hilary 2010

The Impact of Diasporas: Connection, Contestation, Convergence

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Convened by: Alan Gamlen, Nicholas Van Hear and Robin Cohen

Arising from flight to escape violent conflict or from migration for betterment, diasporas are among the most prominent and controversial manifestations of increased globalization. Few communities now seem unbound from their distant members and this connectivity has significant consequences for the world order.

In a research proposal submitted to the Leverhulme Trust, we identify three fundamental dynamics that animate the formation of diasporas and shape their impacts – connectedness, contestation and convergence.

Our aim in the research programme and in this associated seminar series is to investigate through comparative examples the social, economic, political and cultural impacts of diaspora:  what are these impacts; why, how, where and when do particular impacts arise; and who initiates and experiences these impacts?

Seminars

21 January

Diasporas engaged, diasporas deployed

Nicholas Van Hear

28 January

Rights in diaspora, impacts at home: portable voting and pension entitlements

Alan Gamlen

04 February

Filming diaspora: Jews and Italians in New York City

Robin Cohen

11 February

Local citizenship, diaspora belonging: associational politics, faith and settlements in 20th century London

Jane Garnett, Ben Gidley, Alana Harris and Michael Keith

18 February

1) Youth, economic change and diaspora-local relations; 2) Multinational families, creolized practices and new identities: Euro-Senegalese cases

1) Linda McDowell;
2) Helene Neveu Kringelbach

25 February

Diasporas of khat: chewing in transnational space

David Anderson and Neil Carrier:

04 March

1) Hadrami diasporas: the Indian Ocean glue?; 2) African diasporas in Africa: oxymoron or lacuna?

1) Iain Walker;
2) Oliver Bakewell

11 March

1) Perspectives on memory, mobility and cultural identities: the lusophone case; 2) Diaspora and security: challenges for governance

1) Luisa Pinto Teixeira;
2) Alex Betts

18 March

The Impact of Diasporas

Discussion:  Led by Robin Cohen, Nicholas Van Hear and Alan

Four one-off seminars

Trinity Term 2018

Beyond Impact?

Hilary Term 2018

Refugees and the Economy

Michaelmas Term 2017

Talking Oxford

Trinity Term 2017

Migration Research – where next?

Michaelmas Term 2016

Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

Michaelmas Term 2015

Arrival Cities

Michaelmas term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Trinity term 2014

Boundaries of Freedom

Hilary term 2014

Rethinking Migration

Trinity term 2013

Migration Journeys

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2012

Everyday multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity 2012

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2009

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2009

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2008

Migration and Cultural Production

Migration and Cultural Production

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2008

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2008

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2007

Perspectives on African Migration

Perspectives on African Migration

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2007

States and Emigrants

States and Emigrants

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2006

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2005

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2005

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2005