A Critical Refugee Studies Conference on Land & Water
Date(s) - 11/16/2018 - 11/17/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
362 Royce Hall
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR BOTH DAYS, YOU MUST RSVP FOR EACH DAY. THANK YOU!
Please RSVP as soon as possible, because space is limited.
This event is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018
Where: UCLA (Young Research Library Conference Room and 362 Royce Hall, respectively)
This event features 2018 grantees of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective Multi-campus Research Projects and Initiatives grants program, and their scholarly, artistic, and community-based projects that focus on Land and Water. These projects shift the reference point in refugee studies from that of the state, humanitarian organizations, and policy makers to that of the refugees. We conceptualize Land and Water generatively, as sources, resources and epistemologies. Land and water can be both life-giving and life-threatening, and they have therefore been central to refugee experience and agency. For refugees, land and water can then mark borders, not as geographical givens but as sites that are dynamic, contested, and rethought. The themes of land and water implicate forces such as settler colonialism, imperial expansion, and military destruction in refugee displacements and resettlements. They also signify embeddedness, journey, and new cartographies of home-making and belonging. Possible projects include, but are not limited to: displacement; mapping; refugee mobility; settler colonialism; militarization; indigeneity; foodways; environmentalism; refugee resettlement; deportation; climate change; gentrification, etc.
The Critical Refugee Studies Collective is Mohamed Abumaye (CSU-SM), Victor Bascara (UCLA), Lan Duong (USC), Yen Lê Espiritu (UCSD), Nigel Hatton (UCM), Lila Sharif (UIUC), Khatharya Um (UCB), and Ma Vang (UCM).
- Sponsored by the University of California Office of the President’s Multi-campus Research Projects and Initiatives
- Hosted by the UCLA Asian American Studies Department
CRITICAL REFUGEE STUDIES COLLECTIVE
MULTICAMPUS RESEARCH PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES
2018 GRANTEES CONFERENCE ON “LAND AND WATER”
Friday, November 16, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018