CfP: Intra-EU Mobilities: Governance, Bordering and Resistance

8th Nordic Geographers Meeting in Trondheim, Norway, June 16 – 19 2019 Session Convenors: Kathy Burrell, University of Liverpool Kathryn Cassidy, Northumbria University With so much attention being drawn to the spectacle (de Genova 2002, 2013) at the external borders of the EU, and the shifting transfigurations of Fortress Europe (Kofman and Sales, 1992) as… Continue reading CfP: Intra-EU Mobilities: Governance, Bordering and Resistance

CfP: Cultural Representations of the ‘European Refugee Crisis’

8th Nordic Geographers Meeting in Trondheim, Norway, June 16 – 19 2019 Session Conveners: Kathy Burrell, Department of Geography & Planning, University of Liverpool Kathrin Hörschelmann, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography Leipzig (IfL) and Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany While the so called 'European refugee crisis' has been dominating continental geo-political discussions, it has… Continue reading CfP: Cultural Representations of the ‘European Refugee Crisis’

Decolonising Parenting: Curating the World One Playmobil Character at a Time

I don't know whether it is because I have recently finished co-teaching a postcolonial geographies module for this cycle, or because my daughter, at six, is becoming more conscious of, and interested in, the world, but lately I have felt my academic and personal worlds collide as never before. I have always considered myself at… Continue reading Decolonising Parenting: Curating the World One Playmobil Character at a Time

All social interactions are equal but some are more equal than others

I, along with everybody else within my twittersphere, and perhaps outside of it too, am feeling pretty riled about the (not so) new wave of migration rhetoric which has come in the wake of the Casey report. Having realised that a string of angry tweets is never going to be a useful contribution to this… Continue reading All social interactions are equal but some are more equal than others