Dr Martina Tazzioli – Participatory Detention

We are pleased to announce that Dr Martina Tazzioli (Goldsmiths, University of London) will present her ongoing work “Participatory detention: Digital technologies and asylum seekers’ unpaid labour” at our next seminar.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday the 18th of May at 5pm (AEST) via zoom. Professor Brett Neilson (Western Sydney University) will provide commentary before an open discussion. If you wish to attend please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/participatory-detention-martina-tazzioli-with-acbs-network-tickets-151751092603

Dr Martina Tazzioli is a lecturer in Politics and Technology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work, at the crossroad of critical overall explores the biopolitical mechanisms by which some subjects are racialised and governed as “migrants”, analysing the intertwining of modes of objectivation and subjectivities. More recently, she has investigated the technologization of the border regime and how technologies constitute a battlefield for migrants, states and non-state actors. Martina is part of the editorial collective of Radical Philosophy. She is also a member of the Euro-African network Migreurop that produces reports on migration, border externalisation and human rights violations.

Professor Brett Neilson’s research and writing aim to provide alternative ways of conceiving globalisation, with particular emphasis upon its social and cultural dimensions. Drawing on cultural and social theory as well as on empirical studies, his work has derived original and provocative means for rethinking the significance of globalisation for a wide range of contemporary problems and predicaments, including the proliferation of borders, the ascendancy of financial markets, the pressures of population ageing, the governance of logistical chains, and the role of digital infrastructures.

About us: The Australian Critical Border Studies Network seeks to bring together critical scholars in Australia working on border related questions in different disciplines. The network seeks to provide a space to share and discuss research and develop collaborations. For more information: https://acbsworking.group/ Twitter: @BorderCritical

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