Critical Humanitarianisms: Neoliberal Entanglements with the State

This four-day writing retreat at Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island June 2-June 5, 2022) seeks to gather scholars who are working on issues that interrogate the relationship between the state and the refugee/asylum-seeker/migrant through an exploration of humanitarian (local or transnational) discourses and practices. Papers can include a number of methodologies and geographical sites from around the world. This multidisciplinary project seeks to add to the literature on critical humanitarianism, critical refugee and migration studies, critical border studies, human geography, anthropology, and feminist scholarship. More details can be found below.

The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Queensland (UQ) invite you to submit an abstract (approx. 300 words) to: 

Deadline: 20th March 2022.

If accepted, please be ready to send a draft of your paper one week before the retreat. Our aim with this retreat is to work on a journal’s special issue. For any questions, please write to:

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