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ESRC funding for workshop on Immigration Detention
Date: 21 March 2012
Imogen Tyler (Sociology) is part of a successful team bid to the ESRC for funding for a series of workshops on 'Exploring Everyday Practice and Resistance in Immigration Detention'. The workshops are being run by scholars from the universities of Oxford, York, Birmingham, Lancaster and Exeter, who span the disciplines of politics, sociology, geography and criminology, across five events during 2012-2014.The seminar series is coordinated by Dr Nick Gill of Exeter University's Geography Department (Principle Investigator) and will involve international speakers from Canada, America, Finland and Australia.
These events aim to provide a means of networking between academics and practitioners, and those who have experienced detention, in order to exchange expertise and knowledge around the operation and implications of immigration detention in a national and international context. They also aim to raise public awareness of immigration detention and provide a foundation for a strong future research bid to the ESRC in this important and under-researched area.
The Lancaster workshop, on the theme ofactivism in and around detention, will be held in 2014 and will be the final workshop in the series. It will bring together former migrant detainees, anti-detention activists, artists and scholars.
Associated staff: Imogen Tyler
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