Maria Giannacopoulos – Nomocide or the Nonperformativity of Colonial Law

We are pleased to announce that Maria Giannacopoulos (UNSW) will present “Nomocide or the Nonperformativity of Colonial Law” at the next ACBS network seminar on Thursday August 4, 2022 at 5pm on zoom. A discussant (to be announced) will provide brief commentary on the paper before an open discussion. Zoom details will be made availableContinue reading “Maria Giannacopoulos – Nomocide or the Nonperformativity of Colonial Law”

ACBS Network Seminar Series – Dallas Rogers, ‘Water as a bordering technology’ Wed 4th May 5pm AET

We are pleased to announce that Dallas Rogers (University of Sydney) will present his ongoing work “Water as a bordering technology: Understanding the British Crown claim beyond Methodological Nationalism and Atlanticism” at the next ACBS network seminar on Wednesday the 4th of May 2022 at 5pm (AET). A discussant (to be announced) will provide brief commentaryContinue reading “ACBS Network Seminar Series – Dallas Rogers, ‘Water as a bordering technology’ Wed 4th May 5pm AET”

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 theContinue reading Critical Humanitarianisms: Neoliberal Entanglements with the State

Dr Andonea Dickson – ‘To Detain is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Governance

We are pleased to announce that Dr Andonea Dickson (University of London, Paris) will present her ongoing work “’To Detain Is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Migration Governance” at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Tuesday the 23rd of November (5 pm, AEDT). Dr Jennifer Turner (University ofContinue reading “Dr Andonea Dickson – ‘To Detain is to Take’ – The Coerced Mobilities of Australia’s Maritime Governance”

Bruce Buchan – Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border

We are pleased to announce that Associate Professor Bruce Buchan (Griffith University) will present his ongoing work ‘Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border’ at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on Thursday, the 9th September at 5 pm (AEST) via zoom. If you wish to attend please register here. Abstract: “WeContinue reading “Bruce Buchan – Bodies, Surfaces and Crossings in the Grotesque Border”

Establishment of a Political Geography Study Group with the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Following a successful meeting to propose a Political Geography study group within the IAG, as well as a vibrant panel discussion with political geographers across Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand, and several political geography sessions spanning two days at the annual conference, we are keen to continue the momentum towards submitting a proposal for a studyContinue reading “Establishment of a Political Geography Study Group with the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)”

Dr Malini Sur – Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border

We are pleased to announce that Dr Malini Sur (Western Sydney University) will present her recently published book Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border at our next seminar. The seminar will be held on the 1st of July, Thursday (5 pm, AEST). Professor Bina D’Costa (Australian National University) will provide commentary beforeContinue reading “Dr Malini Sur – Jungle Passports: Fences, Mobility, and Citizenship at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border”

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 provideContinue reading “Dr Martina Tazzioli – Participatory Detention”

Borders, Politics and Geography: Political Geography at IAG-NZGS Combined Conference 6-9 July 2021

There has been substantial interest in the intersection between politics and space in Australian academia. Work engaging with spatial politics spans a range of disciplines including Geography, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology and Law.  The sub-discipline of Political Geography, most heavily invested in the study of politics and space, however, is largely absent from AustralianContinue reading “Borders, Politics and Geography: Political Geography at IAG-NZGS Combined Conference 6-9 July 2021”