Our Work – Lecture/Talk by Dr Alyoxsa Tudor
This seminar titled “Racism and Migratism: The Relevance of a Critical Differentiation” was given by Dr Alyosxa Tudor, (Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, University of London and Gender Institute, LSE) at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS University of London on 25 February 2016.
My paper revisits (Western European) critical migration studies and feminist approaches to migration with the insights from postcolonial theories and transnational feminism. I suggest that a critical differentiation of racism and migratism is needed in postcolonial and transnational feminist understandings of racism and migration, in order to sharpen the critique of racism in postcolonial Europe. I elaborate on the assumption that the equalization of racism and the ascription of migration and the homogenizing use of ‘culture’ and ‘nation’ in the field of critical migration studies render Europeans of Colour unthinkable, as abject positions in migration discourses, even within knowledge production on ‘migration’ with critical intentions. My approach is a theoretical work that intervenes in academic and activist knowledge productions on migration that rely on so called ‘neo-racism’ concepts and construct Europe as a space free from racialization. Drawing on queer, trans and feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist interventions my research investigates the ongoing presence and legacy of colonialism in constructions of Western nations, intelligible Europeaness and migration
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