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Southeast Europe & the International:Critical Mappings & Future Directions

January 31, 2020
Queen's University Belfast, Meredith Room
10:30 - 16:00


Southeast Europe and the International
Critical Mappings and Future Directions

Friday 31 January 2020
Queen’s University Belfast

South-East Europe is a pivotal, yet marginalised, site in international studies and geopolitics. IR scholars have long interrogated shifting configurations of the region as a space of postsocialist restructuring, intractable conflict and ethnonational division, as a route for organised crime, illegal migration and illiberal influences, as well as a target for international peacebuilding, transitional justice, Europeanisation and gender emancipation. Concomitantly, global imaginings of the SEE region have been framed through a Eurocentric gaze and shaped by regimes of modernity and coloniality.

This workshop brings together scholars to critically examine global mappings of the SEE region in International Relations, as well as to identify research trajectories emerging from ongoing efforts to theorise international studies from a plurality of positions and move beyond Eurocentrism. The workshop reflects emerging cooperation between the BISA South East Europe Working Group and the Centre for Gender in Politics at Queen's with the aim to promote interdisciplinary dialogue on feminist research on gender, postcolonial and postsocialist studies and critical scholarship on Southeast Europe.


10:30 coffee 23 University Square, Meredith Room

11:00- 12.15 Roundtable 1: Theorising IR from Southeast Europe: Critical mappings and future Directions.

Çağlar Ezikoğlu, independent researcher/BISA SEE Working Group
Katarina Kušić, Aberystwyth University
Daniela Lai, London Southbank University
Natalie Martin, University of Nottingham

Facilitated by Francine Rossone De Paula, Queen's University Belfast

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.45 14 University Square, room 01/007
Roundtable 2: Researching Conflict Afterlives: Memory, Narratives and Feminist Interventions.

Catherine Baker, University of Hull
Jessie Barton Hronešová, University of Oxford
Lydia Cole, Durham University
Maria-Adriana Deiana, Queen’s University Belfast

Facilitated by Sarah Jankowitz, Queen’s University Belfast 

14.45-16.00 WG Convenors meeting and drinks  


A workshop organised by the QUB Centre for Gender in Politics and the BISA Southeast. All welcome. Registration is FREE.


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