I am delighted to have won funding from White Rose Collaboration Fund as Lead Academic for University of Sheffield on for ‘Europe, migration and the new politics of (in)security’ along with Dr Alexandra Hall (at York) and Dr Deirdre Conlon (at Leeds).
The project will establish an international research network to examine Europe’s ‘new’ politics of (in)security. More specifically, it will focus attention on what the claim to novelty allows governing bodies to do in the name of security: enrol new actors in managing migration; authorise new surveillance technologies, constrain citizens’ freedoms and limit migrant protection. The project will interrogate the relationship between mobility and security in the contemporary crisis and ask how deep-seated social, economic and cultural divisions are being rearticulated.
Among the outputs and events we have scheduled are three seminars, I will be hosting the third seminar when I return to University of Sheffield next year ‘Mediating (In)securities’. Watch this space for further information.