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Message posted on 04/12/2019

EASA 2020 - P153: Securitization of mobility within the UK-EU-Schengen area

Apologies for cross-posting.

Dear colleagues,

We warmly invite paper proposals to our panel =E2=80=9CSecuritization of mo= bility within the UK-EU-Schengen area=E2=80=9D at the 16th EASA conference =E2=80= =9CNew anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe=E2=80=9D in Lisbon, Portugal,= 21-24 July 2020.

If you are interested in participating to the panel, please submit your abstract to the online form by 20 January 2020: < https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8818> Paper proposals must consist of: 1) a paper title, 2) the name/s and email address/es of author/s, 3) a short abstract of fewer than 300 characters, and 4) a long abstract of fewer than 250 words.

All proposals must be made via the online form, not by email. There is a "Propose paper" button in the title section of the panel. All the presenters should become members of EASA in 2020 (or renew their membership).

Short abstract:

This panel explores the securitization of mobility within the UK-EU-Schengen area as a consequence of migration-crisis discourses.It welcomes contributions on borderization processes,new forms of transnational cooperation and various supra- and sub-state mechanisms reshaping intra-EU (im)mobilities.

Long abstract:

The "migration crisis" discourse has determined the implementation of a differential border regime for intra-EU mobility of non-EU asylum seekers as well as European undesirable mobile citizens (such as Roma). Racialized categories of mobile (non)citizens are governed through bureaucratic and spatial exclusions, practices of policing mobility and borders, and state deportations. Against these prohibitive states' (in)formal practices, individuals keep on pursuing different strategies of mobility conditioned by the demand of European labour markets, encouraged by family life or constrained by the socio-economic difficulties of home countries. Strategies of mobility as well as migration governance can be investigated by focusing on different categories of social actors, from migrants themselves to security actors (public or private security professionals, policing officials, immigration bureaucrats, soldiers and border guards), border-crossing facilitators (so-called smugglers, activists for free mobility, supportive local residents) and civil society (supportive citizens, NGO workers, activists). The proposed panel welcomes contributions from scholars of migration and mobility, IR and security theory who interrogate the establishment of a regime of differential bordering within the UK-EU-Schengen area. How are state practices directed to the governance of undesired mobilities enacted within the EU-Schengen framework? What kind of mobility strategies of impoverished and racialized subjects can oppose or elude state practices of exclusion? What forms of resistance deploy non-state actors in counter-acting a severe border control state system?

For more information about the panel or to send us any queries contact through the EASA website or email us: vergnanocecilia@gmail.com, ioana.vrabiescu@gmail.com

Best regards,

Cecilia Vergnano (University of Amsterdam) and Ioana Vrabiescu (University of Warwick)

--=20 Cecilia Vergnano - Marie Slodowska-Curie Research Fellow Amsterdam Institute for Social Sciences Research (AISSR) - University of Amsterdam

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