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    ©Paul Hamlyn Foundation & John Carey www.musicindetention.org.uk
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ESRC Project outputs

The outputs listed here reflect some of the materials we have presented at conferences and disseminated to migrant support sector in connection with our first ESRC funded project: ‘Making Asylum Seekers Visible and Legible’, which was conducted from 2010-2012’.

Association of American Geographers (AAG conference), Seattle, USA, April 12-16, 2011.

Fear and hope: Advocacy and activism related to migrant detention amidst a state of emergency (Deirdre Conlon).  Part of the session ‘Mobilities, Borders and Imprisonment: Conceptualizing migration-related detention’.

International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM conference), Kampala, Uganda, July 3-6, 2011.

Asylum activism in the UK: Resisting or reflecting the state? (Ceri Oeppen and Nick Gill).  Part of the session ‘The governance of migration and the migration of governance: The changing scales of controlling mobility’.

International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP conference), Istanbul, Turkey, July 9-12, 2011.

Freedom and Fear: Asylum Seekers and the Disjunctures of Liberal Society(Deirdre Conlon) for panel on Globalization and Its Discontents: Explorations in Appadurai’s “Fear of Small Numbers”.

Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG conference), London, UK, 31 Aug – 2 Sept, 2011.

Geographies of asylum activism: Sharing best practice in a challenging era (Nick Gill). Part of the session ‘Migrant workers and asylum seekers: spaces for organising and resistance’.

Spatial churn: The implications of the forced internal mobility of asylum seekers for theories of mobility and state power (Nick Gill).  Part of the session ‘Internal mobility of ethnic and national minorities: Determinants, patterns, challenges’.

Public Geographies in the Neoliberal University?: Reflections on researching asylum advocacy/activist organizations (Deirdre Conlon in collaboration with Nick Gill, Ceri Oeppen, and Imogen Tyler). Part of the session on ‘Critical Public Geography’.