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GIDEST Seminar with Anne McNevin, 2/7

GIDEST Seminar

Anne McNevin
Poetics and Freedom: Notes from Manus Island Prison

Friday, February 7, 12-1:30 p.m.
GIDEST Lab, Room 411, 63 Fifth Avenue

Please join us tomorrow, Friday, February 7, for a seminar with Political Scientist and GIDEST fellow Anne McNevin. The seminar will be devoted to a discussion of Professor McNevin’s pre-circulated text available here.

ANNE McNEVIN is Associate Professor of Politics at The New School for Social research and Eugene Lang College. Her research is focused on three inter-related fields of inquiry: the transformation of citizenship and political belonging, the regulation of borders and migration, and the spatial and temporal dimensions of world politics. Her first book, Contesting Citizenship: Irregular Migrants and New Frontiers of the Politics (Columbia University Press, 2011), examined mobilizations by irregular migrants in the US, Europe and Australia as an aspect of neoliberal globalization. More recent publications focus on the transnational governmental regimes that shape the experience of asylum seekers, refugees and labor migrants in and around Indonesia.

Anne is working on a new book, World Making and Border Politics. The book aims to bring a world that is not defined by bordered states into the realm of serious political consideration. It profiles arenas of struggle around borders, policing, and sovereignty that move geographically between Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the United States, narrowing in on particular sites of sanctuary, immigration detention, abolitionist experimentation, anti-racist and anti-colonial organizing and Indigenous claims-making. It shows how prisoners, refugees, writers, and activists are making worlds that are not premised on state space (sovereign territoriality), state time (progressive and developmental) and associated subjectivities (citizen and alien).

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