Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion and Differential Incorporation

Thursday, April 20, 2017  8:30am–5pm
Conference at GHI West - Shorb House (2547 Channing Way)
Speakers: Fatima El-Tayeb, Salman Sayyid, and Stephen Small

GHI West, the Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, co-presents a Graduate Student Conference, organized by the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and the Social Science Matrix.

The keynote panel includes Fatima El-Tayeb, Salman Sayyid, and Stephen Small. Not least since the onset to the so-called refugee crisis, immigration and the politics of belonging have risen to renewed centrality in Europe. The French “Burkini” debate and the fence between Hungary and Croatia, but also older preoccupations such as the emergence of urban ‘parallel societies’ and discussions about "Leitkultur" ("Guiding Culture") mirror European anxieties about immigration. By investigating different areas of inclusion and exclusion – the legal apparatus and policing, educational and professional spaces, private and domestic spheres of life, etc. – this conference seeks to engage a variety of perspectives on the differential incorporation of immigrants and colonial subjects in Europe since the mid-twentieth century. At the second annual IES/SSM Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines will put their research into conversation around this unifying theme.