Critical Legal Conference 2013

Critical Migration Studies

Stream Organisers: Nadine El-Enany (Birkbeck Law School), Eddie Bruce Jones (Birkbeck Law School), Satvinder Juss (King College London) and Thanos Zartaloudis (Exeter Law School). 

This stream aims to gather together academics, graduate students, practitioners and activists whose work critically examines aspects of migration and the law. Through this stream we seek to carve out and further elaborate what it means to be a critical migration scholar.
While many scholars seek to assess the effectiveness of migration law and policies, this stream aims to interrogate the law as constitutive of exclusion and violence in the context of migration as well as further identify and define the field of critical migration studies.

We welcome proposals on a broad range of issues falling within this stream, including:

  • Refugee protest activity in and outside camps
  • The effect of economic crisis and austerity on the migration discourse
  • Critical reflections on migration law and the body
  • New critiques of migration law and human rights
  • Decolonial, feminist and queer perspectives on migration
  • Reconciliation and solidarity in migration advocacy
  • New readings of migration jurisprudence

Please send paper abstracts of 300 words to Nadine El-Enany ( or Eddie Bruce Jones ( before the 15 June 2013 deadline.


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